July 10th,11th,12th, 2019
Bogotá, Colombia

Call for Papers

Cities and regions around the world face immense challenges and play a starring role in this changing economic environment. Topics on urban and regional economics are thus crucial in our understanding of the economic dynamics, in particular in Latin America, where urban problems loom very large in many countries. The Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, in collaboration with the Banco de la República, has established an environment to promote advances in this area of knowledge through the presentation and discussion of academic research.

The workshop will welcome papers on, but will not be limited to: Location theory, congestion pricing, housing markets, environmental impacts of public policies, efficient public good provision, regional integration, urban spatial structure, urban networks, infrastructure in cities and regions, migration, and segregation and gender in cities. Furthermore, acknowledging the importance of the implementation of the recent peace agreements in Colombia, special attention will be given to papers dealing with the role of cities, regions, and development strategies in the aftermath of the conflict.

Both empirical and theoretical papers are welcome.

The program will include key note presentations from invited speakers. Mathew Turner (Brown University), Gilles Duranton (University of Pennsylvania), Mark D. Partridge (Ohio State), Yves Zenou (Monash University), Elisabet Viladecans - Marsal (Universidad de Barcelona) and Diego Puga (CEMFI) are among the distinguished urban and regional economists who have confirmed attendance.

Accepted papers will be presented in parallel sessions. Every paper will be discussed by one peer and every presenter will have the responsibility to discuss one paper. Papers must be presented and discussed in English.

Submissions will open on September 1st. We encourage Ph.D. students and scholars around the world to submit their original research papers until February 1st , 2019, through conference maker at:  https://editorialexpress.com/cgi-bin/conference/conference.cgi?action=login&db_name=URworkshop2019

Notification of acceptance will be sent by March 1st.


Registration fees

There will be a registration fee of US$ 250 for attendees and presenters (US$150 for students). All travel and accommodation expenses should be covered by each attendee. The fee includes lunch, refreshments and a farewell dinner for all participants.

Yves Zenou, Professor of Economics at Monash University

His research interests include: Social interactions and network theory, urban economics, segregation and discrimination of ethnic minorities, criminality and education. Yves Zenou was previously a Professor of Economics at Stockholm University, the University of Southampton, UK, and a Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, the European University Institute and Tel Aviv University. He is currently the Editor of Regional Science and Urban Economics, and Associate Editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Journal of Public Economic Theory, the Journal of Urban Economics, the Scandinavian Journal of Economics, and Annals of Economics and Statistics.

Web page: https://sites.google.com/site/yvesbzenou/

Matthew A. Turner, Professor of Economics at Brown University

Matthew Turner's research focuses on the economics of land use and transportation. Current projects investigate; the relationship between public transit and the growth of cities, whether and how smart growth type development affects individual driving behaviour, and how land use patterns are evolving in the United States. Recent projects examine the relationship between the extent of a city's highway network and urban growth, total driving in the city, and patterns of trade. Professor Turner holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California, a Ph. D. in economics from Brown University. His research appears in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economic Studies and Econometrica, and is regularly featured in the popular press.

Web page: https://www.brown.edu/academics/population-studies/people/person/matthew-turner

Mark Partridge, C. William Swank Chair of Rural-Urban Policy at The Ohio State University and Professor in the AED Economics Department


Dr. Partridge's research interests include investigating regional economic growth, urban spillovers on rural economies, why regions grow at different rates and spatial differences in income equality and poverty. He is an economic consultant at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; Adjunct Professor at Jinan University, Guangzhou China; and Gran Sasso Science Institute, L'Aguila, Italy. Prior, he was the Canada Research Chair int the New Rural Economy at the University of Saskatchewan. He has published more than 125 articles injournals such as the American Econnomic Review, Journal of Economic Geography, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, and Review of Economics and Statistics.

Web page: https://aede.osu.edu/our-people/mark-partridge


Getting to Venues:

The Javeriana University can be easily reached from different parts of the city by taxi. Some of the conference hotels are located within walking distance from the University.
It is recommended to request a taxi at the airport service or in the hotel. All taxis have taximeters, from the airport to Javeriana the fee rate is approx. $45.000.COP


We recommend the following nice hotels close to the venue with different rates:
Hotel Viaggio Urbano    
Ibis Bogotá Museo
Hotel L-Etoile Universidad Javeriana

All inquiries please direct to the organizing committee:
gsinisterra@cesa.edu.co, david.castells.quintana@uab.cat  and a.diaze@javeriana.edu.co

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Program committee:

David Castells-Quintana,
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.
Ana María Díaz,
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.
Andrés Giraldo,
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.
Paula Herrera-Idárraga,
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.
Luis Quintero,
John Hopkins University.
Guillermo Sinisterra,
Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración.


Registration and prices

Early Registration: April 30th
Regular Participants: 250 USD
Students: 100 USD*

Registration for presenting authors must be completed before April 30th  in order to finish the final program

Late Registration: May 31st
Regular Participants: 300 USD
Students: 140 USD*
Registration for attendees only is possible until May 31st 

*Students must send a certificate to: workshopeconomia@javeriana.edu.co

You will receive, 4 days after registration, an email with a link to download and pay the registration fee.

Registration includes the right to attend the presentations, coffee breaks, lunches, the welcome cocktail and the farewell dinner.

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