2019 Barcelona Workshop on Regional and Urban Economics
Regional economic modelling and policy impact assessment
October 24-25, 2019, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Barcelona, Spain

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission and the research group AQR-IREA of the University of Barcelona are pleased to announce the joint 2019 Barcelona Workshop on Regional and Urban Economics and VII JRC Regional Modelling Workshop. The workshop will be focused on economic modelling, regional and territorial analysis, and the assessment of the spatial impact of policies. Methodological and empirical contributions will be welcomed. Studies based on Computable General Equilibrium and Macroeconometrics models will be preferred, although other approaches might be considered as well.

Keynote speakers: 

Román Arjona (Chief Economist, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission)

Alexander Lembcke (Economist, OECD)

Presentations: We will accommodate around 8 to 10 papers, to be presented in plenary sessions that will complement the keynote speakers’ presentations.

Submission: Papers should be sent in pdf format to aqr_workshop@ub.edu before September 6th, 2019. Extended abstracts or incomplete drafts will also be considered, but full papers will be favoured.

Travel and accommodation costs for presenters of accepted papers will be covered by the organisers.

Important deadlines:

  • Deadline for papers submission: September 6th, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: September 16th, 2019
  • Preliminary programme: September 25th, 2019
  • Registration opens: September 26th, 2019
  • Final programme: October 2nd, 2019

Organising Committee: Javier Barbero, Josep Lluís Carrion-i-Silvestre, Andrea Conte, Jorge Díaz-Lanchas, Enrique López-Bazo, Rosina Moreno, Raúl Ramos, Vicente Royuela, Simone Salotti, Jordi Suriñach

Scientific Committee: Román Arjona, Javier Barbero, Andrea Conte, Jorge Díaz-Lanchas, Alexander Lembcke, Enrique López-Bazo, Vicente Royuela, Simone Salotti

For further information, please contact aqr_workshop@ub.edu or JRC-B3-RHOMOLO@ec.europa.eu

Download the call for papers in pdf_format.

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