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4 July 2017 Issue n° 6







The biggest event in Regional Science


Discover the Preliminary Programme!



  • Networking opportunities with over 800 participants from all over the world
  • Meet Tony Venables and Philip McCann, the Keynote speakers for the Opening Session
  • Learn about the latest innovation and research with over 250 parallel sessions
  • Interact with representatives from several institutions: Policy Day on Thursday 31 August, with contributions from the European Commission, the OECD and the EIB
  • Complimentary to your stay: Technical Excursions and Tours



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ERSA Summer School 2017



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Under the theme "GIS and Regional Science: Theory and Applications", the Summer School aim is to provide Ph.D. students and early career researchers with an overview and hands-on practical lab experience of the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Geoinformatics in Regional Science. It also offers students the opportunity to: 

  • Present their work and progress of their research
  • Interact with their peers
  • Receive valuable lectures and comments on their research                                from eminent professors including Maria Abreu, Seraphim Alvanides, Dimitris Ballas, Graham Clarke, Dimitris Kavroudakis, Rachel Franklin, Andy Newing, Yannis Psycharis, Jouke van Dijk

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The 54th Colloquium of the Association de Science Régionale de Langue Française (ASRDLF) and the 15th conference of the Greek Section of the European Regional Science Association jointly held in Athens, are about to begin!




Central theme

"Cities and regions in a changing Europe: challenges and prospects"

The core theme is devoted to the new challenges that cities and regions are facing in the changing European landscape.


Keynote speakers

  • Prof. Andres Rodriguez-Pose
    London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
  • Prof. Philip McCann
    Sheffield University, UK

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Ongoing Calls




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ERSA Spanish Section 2017

Barcelona Workshop on Regional and Urban Economics


The workshop, organised by AQR-UB, will be focused on causal inference in spatial economics. Its aim is to bring together researchers in urban and regional economics that are working in the development of methods that allow estimating causal effects of phenomena in which the spatial component plays a prominent role, as well as empirical exercises in which spatial causal inference is provided. Papers in all areas are welcome, as long as they include a spatial perspective and deal with the issue of causality. Although the Workshop will focus on empirical papers, theoretical studies are also welcome.


Papers submission deadline: September 15, 2017


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Call for application


1st ERSA Winter School 2018

Structural change, innovation, competitiveness and regional development in a Service Economy


We are pleased to announce the 1st ERSA Winter School which will be held from January 22-26, 2018 at the University of Lille, in Villeneuve d'Ascq, France. The Winter School is organised in collaboration with the Faculty of Economics of the University of Lille and CLERSE, Centre Lillois d'Etudes et de Recherches Sociologique et Economiques.



This is a unique opportunity for Ph.D. students and young researchers to present their research, benefit from outstanding lectures and get feedback from prominent scholars. 


Application deadline: September 30, 2017


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