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IEB/UEA Summer School in Urban Economics for Economics PhD Students

Lecturers: Pierre-Philippe Combes (Aix-Marseille School of Economics); Henry Overman (London School of Economics); Diego Puga (CEMFI); Kurt Schmidheiny (Universität Basel); Jacques Thisse (Université Catholique de Louvain); Matthew Turner (Brown University):

Inicio: junio 15, 2016 Final: junio 17, 2016

Sala de Juntes - Faculty of Economics and Business. University of Barcelona. Avenue Diagonal, 696 - Barcelona


This Summer School is designed for Economics PhD students with an interest in Urban and Regional topics. In addition to those students specialized in Urban and Regional Economics, we encourage the participation from PhD students in Labour, Development, Public, Trade and other applied fields who want to improve their knowledge in the field. The objective of the school is twofold: to offer an intensive training program for interested PhD students, and to provide them with the opportunity to present and discuss their own ongoing research with leading researchers in the field in a relaxed and open atmosphere.

Instituciones organizadoras

Institu d'Economia de Barcelona logotipo Universitat de Barcelona logotipo


Keynote speakers

Pierre-Philippe Combes (Aix-Marseille School of Economics)
Henry Overman (London School of Economics)
Diego Puga (CEMFI)
Kurt Schmidheiny (Universität Basel)
Jacques-François Thisse (Université Catholique de Louvain)
Matthew Turner (Brown University)
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Scientific Committee

Gilles Duranton (University of Pennsylvania)

Diego Puga (CEMFI)

Jacques Thisse (Université Catholique de Louvaian)

Kurt Schmidheiny (Universität Basel)

Albert Solé-Ollé (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB)

Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB)

Organizing Committee

Miquel-Àngel García-López (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona & IEB)

Jordi Jofre-Monseny (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB)

Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB)


Deadline for applications: April 4, 2016

Deadline for acceptance: April 22, 2016

Registration: April 22 to May 30, 2016

Application procedure

We invite applications to attend from PhD students in Economics who are in the second year and beyond. Places in the school are limited.

Send your CV and a one-page description of the topic of your PhD dissertation to Only PDF files will be considered.

Ask one of your faculty advisors to send a short note to endorsing your application to attend and noting how it relates to your research interests and dissertation plans.

If you wish to present a paper at the School (this is not a requirement to apply), attach an extended abstract, or preferably the entire paper when you send your CV to

Fees and expenses

There is a registration fee of 400€, which covers accommodation (up to 3 nights), documentation, working lunches and one dinner. Further information (schedule, reading list and detailed program) will be available shortly at and