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Acto: Workshop

II Workshop on Urban Economics

Inicio: junio 04, 2012 Final: junio 05, 2012

Sala de Recepcions and Room 108. Faculty of Economics and Business. University of Barcelona. c/Tinent Coronel Valenzuela, 1-11. Barcelona


The Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) will host its second workshop on Urban Economics on the 4th and 5th June 2012. The aim of the workshop is to bring together original research in the area of urban 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.

Instituciones organizadoras

Institu d'Economia de Barcelona logotipo Universitat de Barcelona logotipo

Keynote Speakers

J. Vernon Henderson (Brown University)
Diego Puga (IMDEA)
William C. Strange (University of Toronto)
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Scientific Committee

Rafael González-Val (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB)

J.Vernon Henderson (Brown University)

Jordi Jofre-Monseny (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB)

Diego Puga (IMDEA)

Stuart S. Rosenthal (ENSAE-CREST)

Kurt Schmidheiny (Universität Basel)

Albert Solé-Ollé (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB)

William C. Strange (University of Toronto)

Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal (Universitat de 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 agglomeration

Urban sprawl: causes and consequences

Land use regulations, housing markets and city growth

Spatial dimensions of labour markets

Residential segregation, poverty and neighborhoods

Evaluation of local public policies


Deadline for submission of papers: March 2, 2012

Deadline for acceptance of papers:April 2, 2012

Registration: April 2 to May 21, 2012

Registration for non-presenters

The registration fee of 500 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.