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The First IEB Workshop on Urban Economics centres on urban finances

The Barcelona Economics Institute (IEB) brings together internationally acknowledged experts to discuss issues related to the urban and regional economy

As part of its summer events program, the Barcelona Economics Institute (IEB) held its first Workshop on Urban Economics from 12 to 13 July. The objective of the workshop was to present new research in urban and regional economics, both theoretical and empirical, via the participation of internationally acknowledged speakers. 

In addition to the plenary sessions given by the keynote speakers, Gilles Duranton (University of Toronto), Thomas J. Holmes (University of Minnesota) and Stuart S. Rosenthal (Syracuse University), the other research papers presented focused on issues such as agglomeration economies, production and consumption amenities, urban theory, land use regulations, residential segregation and local public finance. These sessions were attended by researchers from universities and research centres in the US, France, the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Japan, Sweden, Luxembourg, China and Spain. 

The scientific committee of the First Workshop in Urban Economics was made up by the three keynote speakers and the researchers Josep M. Arauzo-Carod (Universitat Rovira i Virgili), Paulo Guimaraes (University of South Carolina), Jordi Jofre-Monseny (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB), Kurt Schmidheiny (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB) and Albert Solé-Ollé (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB). 

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