The 2017 Barcelona Workshop on Regional and Urban Economics will be held in Barcelona on November 23rd-24th, 2017 in “Sala de Graus Ernest Lluch”, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Barcelona.



Thursday, November 23th 2017
15:30 Welcome and opening act: Ramon Alemany (Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business). Chair: Enrique López-Bazo (AQR-IREA, University of Barcelona)
15:45 Keynote Lecture: Peter Egger (KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zürich); “A Panel Data Approach for Spatial Selection Models”.
16:45 Coffee break
17:00 1st Contributed session: Instrumental Variables.

Chair: Jordi Jofre (IEB, University of Barcelona)

Federico Curci (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), Federico Masera (University of New SouthWales);Flight from urban blight: Crime and suburbanization in the U.S.”.
Kai Gehring (University of Zürich), Sarah Langlotz (Heidelberg University), Stefan Kienberger (Salzburg University); “The (illegal) resource curse? Opium and conflict in Afghanistan”.
20:30 Workshop dinner (by invitation only).
     Friday, Novembre 24th 2017



2nd Contributed session: Regression Discontinuity Design.

Chair: Antonio Di Paolo (AQR-IREA, University of Barcelona)

Riccardo Crescenzi (London School of Economics and Political Science), Marco Di Cataldo (London School of Economics and Political Science), Mara Giua (Roma Tre University);  Have EU funds helped against Brexit? A spatial RDD analysis”.
Felipe Carozzi (London School of Economics and Political Science); “Estimating the House Price Elasticity of Brownfield  Re-Development in English Cities”.
11:00 Coffee break


3rd Contributed session: Difference-in-Difference.

Chair: Enrique López-Bazo (AQR-IREA, University of Barcelona)

Helena Schweiger (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development), Alexander Stepanov (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development), Paolo Zacchia (IMT Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies); “The Long Run Effects of R&D Place-based Policies: Evidence from Russian Science Cities”.
Sander Ramboer (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven); “Effectiveness of Regional State Aid: Evaluating Expansion Support in Flanders”.
Daniele Bondonio (Università del Piemonte Orientale), Robert T. Greenbaum (Ohio State University); “Natural  Disasters and Relief Assistance: Empirical Evidence on the Resilience of U.S. Counties using Dynamic Propensity Score Matching”.
13:30 Closing Act and Informal Lunch.

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