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Acto: Workshop

I Workshop on Urban Economics

Inicio: julio 12, 2010 Final: julio 13, 2010

“SALA DE RECEPCIONS” and “ROOM 108” of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona (c/Tinent Coronel Valenzuela, 1-11 - Barcelona)


The Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) will host its first workshop on Urban Economics on the 12th and 13th July 2010. The aim of the workshop is to bring together original research in the areas of urban and regional economics. Both theoretical and empirical papers are welcome. The accepted papers will be presented in parallel sessions that will be complemented with three 3 plenary sessions.


Gilles Duraton (University of Toronto)

Thomas J. Holmes (University of Minnesota)

Stuart S. Rosenthal (Syracuse University)

Scientific Committee

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 (University of Barcelona & IEB)

Gilles Duranton (University of Toronto)

Thomas J. Holmes (University of Minnesota)

Stuart S. Rosental (Syracuse University)

Albert Solé-Ollé (University of Barcelona & IEB)

Topics of Interest

Agglomeration economies: measurement, scope and sources

Production and consumption amenities: wages, rents and city growth

Urban theory and models of regional agglomeration

Urban sprawl: causes and consequences

Land use regulations, housing markets and city growth

Residential segregation, poverty and neighborhoods

Evaluation of local public policies

Local public finance


Deadline for submission of papers: March 19, 2010

Deadline for acceptance of papers: April 19, 2010

Registration: April 20 to June 1, 2010


Registration and further information

The registration fee of 400 euro covers documentation, coffee breaks and working lunches. Participants who present papers are exempt from this payment and free accommodation will also be provided for them. Papers should be sent to Only papers presented in PDF format will be considered.