IEB/UEA Summer School in Urban Economics for Economics PhD Students

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This Summer School is designed for Economics PhD students with an interest in Urban topics. In addition to those students specialized in Urban Economics, we encourage the participation from PhD students in Labour, Development, Public, Trade and other applied fields who want to improve their knowledge in the field. The objective of the school is twofold: to offer an intensive training program for interested PhD students, and to provide them with the opportunity to present and discuss their own ongoing research with leading researchers in the field in a relaxed and open atmosphere.

The lectures will be held during the mornings and the PhD students’ presentations will take place in the afternoon.

We invite applications to attend from PhD students in Economics who are in the second year and beyond. Places in
the school are limited.

Application procedure
Submit in one single PDF file your CV and a one-page description of the topic of your PhD on the platform easychair:

Ask one of your Faculty advisors to send a short note to endorsing your application to attend and noting how it relates to your research interests and dissertation plans.
If you wish to present a paper at the School (this is not a requirement to apply), attach the paper in the same PDF file as your CV and the one page description of your PhD submitted to

Fees and expenses

There is a registration fee of 400€, which covers documentation, working lunches and one dinner. Further information (schedule, reading list and detailed program) will be available shortly at


  • Deadline for applications: April 6, 2018
  • Deadline for acceptance of papers: April 24, 2018
  • Registration: April 24 to May 30, 2018

Scientific Committee

  • Donald Davis (Columbia University)
  •  Gilles Duranton (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Diego Puga (CEMFI)
  • Kurt Schmidheiny (Universität Basel)
  • Albert Solé-Ollé (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB)
  • Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal (UB & IEB)

Organizing Committee

  • Guillaume Chappelle (UB & IEB)
  • Miquel Àngel Garcia-López (UAB & IEB)
  • Jordi Jofre-Monseny (UB & IEB) 
  • Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal (UB & IEB)