4th Kraks Fond Winter Workshop on Urban Economics “Agglomeration and Cities”

The workshop focuses on quantitative methods and analysis of urban areas. The aim is to connect economists, sociologists, geographers, management scholars, and policy makers with advanced practice interested in urban economics. Bringing together leading experts, promising young researchers and advanced practitioners, the workshop offers an opportunity for scientific discussion and interaction in relatively small groups. Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research is an independent research unit under the Kraks Fond. Results of Kraks Fond’s projects are available to decision makers, the general public, and researchers alike http://kraksfondbyforskning.dk/en/publications/.

The last three workshops focused on “New developments in the analyses of residential location choice”, “City Structure” and “Gentrification”. Summaries can be found here:

http://kraksfondbyforskning.dk/workshop-city-structure/

http://kraksfondbyforskning.dk/4630/

http://kraksfondbyforskning.dk/en/summary-of-the-winter-workshop-on-gentrification/


PROGRAM

08.30-09.00 Registration and morning coffee

09.00-09.15 Introduction: Lars P. Geerdsen (Kraks Fond) Ismir Mulalic (Technical University of Denmark and Kraks Fond)

09.15-10.00 Frank Neffke (Harvard University): The workforce of pioneer plants

10.00-10.45 Wenting Yu (Carnegie Mellon University): A Tale of Many Cities: Industrial Networks and Urban Productivity

10.45-11.15 Coffee break

11.15-12.00 Anja Grujovic (CEMFI): Tasks, cities and urban wage premia

12.00-12.45 Conor Walsh (Yale University): The Return to Big City Experience: Evidence from Danish Refugees

12.45-13.45 Lunch

13.45-14.30 Bruno de Borger (University of Antwerp): Productivity effects of an exogenous improvement in transport infrastructure: the bridge

14.30-15.15 Luis E. Quintero (Johns Hopkins University): Explaining Spatial Variations in Productivity: Evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean

15.15-15.45 Coffee break

15.45-16.30 Csaba Gabor Pogonyi (Imperial College London): Growth or displacement? A metro line’s causal impact on the spatial distribution of business units and employment: evidence from
London

16.30-17.15 Sabrina Di Addario (Bank of Italy): Do Inventors Patent More in Urban Areas? Evidence From Employer-employee Data

17.15-17.30 Closure: Lars P. Geerdsen (Kraks Fond) Ismir Mulalic (Technical University of Denmark and Kraks Fond)

17.30-19.00 Reception

 

REGISTRATION

Register for the event here. There is no workshop fee. Registration will be confirmed by email. Please wait for confirmation before making travel or accommodation arrangements.

Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research is a non-profit foundation, and there is no workshop fee. However, confirmed registration is necessary to attend the workshop. The workshop organizers aim to ensure participation of all who desire to attend the workshop, but to facilitate in-depth discussion the number of participants is limited to 40. Attendance may therefore have to be restricted. The organizers will aim at a certain balance between countries and institutions. We may therefore not be able to accept additional registrations.

Confirmed registration gives full access to the entire event including catering, lunch at the conference venue, and the farewell reception. The farewell reception takes place after the workshop and is aimed to promote networking between professionals. The registration will be open from December 4, 2018. Registration will be confirmed by email. Please wait for confirmation before making travel or accommodation arrangements.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Paper notification on acceptance before December 17, 2018.
  • The registration for attendance closes January 14, 2019.
  • Workshop: January 25, 2019.

 

STEERING COMMITEE

Ismir Mulalic, Associate Professor (Technical University of Denmark and the Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research)

Jan Rouwendal, Professor of Economics (VU University Amsterdam)

Marie Lundbo, Head of Secretariat (the Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research)

 

CONTACTS

Marie Lundbo, Head of Secretariat (the Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research), mlu@kraksfond.dk

Ismir Mulalic, Associate Professor (Technical University of Denmark and the Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research), ismu@kraksfond.dk .