6th CEnSE Urban and Regional Economics Workshop
Urban and Regional Development
9-11 November 2022, Sweden

Regions are under continuous transformation due to technological change, industrial restructuring, migration, policy initiatives and/or by exogenous shocks such as war, natural disasters, and pandemics. Regions are the arenas where local economic actors interact. The characteristics of regions, in terms of formal and informal institutions, labor market and demography, therefore, determine the potential of firm entry and growth.   The region is thus a vital sphere to research, understand, and possibly transform as it has short- and long-term effects on the growth and development of the own region and possible wider spill-over effects. The field of urban and regional development is an extensively studied research area, that has been analyzed from various perspectives and across several disciplines. Nevertheless, there are still many aspects that warrant further research and where we have still much to learn. This is of relevance and interest from both an academic, societal, and policy perspective.

To the 6th CEnSE workshop, we invite researchers to submit papers that investigate novel aspects of urban and regional development, or traditional aspects in novel ways. We aim to bring together researchers who work on these issues to discuss papers and exchange ideas. We welcome submissions related (but not limited) to the following topics:

  • Evaluation of impacts from different policies on economic activities and economic outcomes.
  • The effect of COVID-19 on regional and urban development.
  • Resilience of regions and cities (after crises and exogenous shocks).
  • Urban-rural differences in labor market outcomes, income, knowledge creation and learning.
  • Demographic change and its impact on regional growth.
  • Regional differences in health and well-being aspects.
  • Institutional differences.
  • Regional differences in entrepreneurship and innovation.

You are welcome to suggest additional topics that you think would be suitable for this workshop. We welcome both theoretical and empirical contributions.µ

Abstract submission deadline: 19 June 2022.

Call for papers CENSE 6th Annual Workshop Urban and Regional Development

Keynote speakers confirmed:

Gabriel Ahlfeldt, professor of Urban Economics and Land Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Martin Andersson, professor of Industrial Economics at the Blekinge Institute of Technology and is affiliated to the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum and the Research Institute of Industrial Economics.

Rosina Moreno, Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Barcelona and Director of the research group Regional Quantitative Analysis (AQR).