2016 BARCELONA WORKSHOP ON REGIONAL AND URBAN ECONOMICS: Innovation, networks and the geography of knowledge diffusion

AQR-IREA is pleased to announce the 2016 Barcelona Workshop on Regional and Urban Economics, to be held in Barcelona on October 27th-28th, 2016. The workshop will be focused on innovation and the spatial diffusion of knowledge with emphasis in collaboration networks. Its aim is to bring together researchers in urban and regional economics who are working in topics where the broad concept of the geography of innovation plays a fundamental role. Particular attention will be paid to papers dealing with the mechanisms and actors of knowledge diffusion (knowledge spillovers, networks, technological collaboration, and knowledge relatedness). Although the Workshop will focus on empirical papers, theoretical studies are also welcome.

Keynote speakers:

Maryann Feldman (Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina)

Karen Maguire (Regional Innovation Unit of the OECD Regional Development Policy Division)

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

Submission: Papers should be sent in pdf format to before September 9th 2016. 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.

Deadline for papers submission: September 9th 2016

Notification of acceptance: September 16th 2016

Preliminary programme: September 30th 2016

Final programme: October 15th 2016

Organising Committee

Rosina Moreno (coordinator), Lorena d’Agostino, Enrique López-Bazo, Ernest Miguélez and Jordi Suriñach.

Scientific Committee

Corinne Autant-Bernard, Ron Boschma, Ricardo Crescenzi, Jose García-Quevedo, Jackie Krafft, Francesco Lissoni, Enrique López-Bazo, Ernest Miguélez, Rosina Moreno, Mercedes Teruel, Stefano Usai.

Further information at http://www.ub.edu/aqr/workshop/2016/ or contact .