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”.|
|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”.|
|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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