5th Winter Workshop on Urban Economics Managing Urban Congestion

Date and Location

Date: 24/1
Time: 08:30 - 17:00
Location: Fæstningens Materialgaard, Frederiksholms Kanal 28 1220 København

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.


  • Matthew Turner, Professor of Economics (Brown University)
  • Stef Proost, Head of the research centre of energy, transport and environment (KU Leuven)


  • 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)

Submission of a paper

To present a paper at the workshop you are expected to submit a full paper dealing with managing urban congestion. Please submit the paper for the workshop by e-mail to ismu@kraksfond.dk with subject “managing urban congestion” before December 2, 2019. Submissions will be evaluated by the Steering Committee. Final acceptance is conditional upon the registration of the speaker to the workshop.




08.30-09.00                        Registration and morning coffee

09.00-09.45                        Matthew Turner (Brown University): Subways and urban air pollution

09.45-10.30                        Jan Rouwendal (VU Amsterdam): Public transport investments, commuting and gentrification – Evidence from Copenhagen

10.30-11.00                        Coffee break

11.00-11.45                        Jos van Ommeren (VU Amsterdam): Welfare losses of road congestion: evidence from Rome


11.45-12.30                        Miquel-Angel Garcia-Lopez (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona): The fundamental law of highway congestion: Are European cities different?


12.30-13.30                        Lunch

13.30-14.15                        Stef Proost (KU Leuven): Political acceptability of congestion tolls and tradeable driving rights when drivers behave strategically


14.15-15.00                        Andrew R. Waxman (The University of Texas at Austin): The value of urgency: Evidence from congestion pricing experiments

15.00-15.15                        Coffee break

15.15-16.00                        Maria Börjesson (VTI & KTH): The economics of low emission zones


16.00-16.45                        Nicolas Coulombel (Université Paris-Est – LVMT): Congestion, diseconomies of scale and subsidies in urban public transportation


17.00-18.30                        Reception



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. Please wait for confirmation before making travel or accommodation arrangements.



  • Full paper submission: December 2, 2019.
  • Paper notification on acceptance before December 13, 2019.
  • Registration for attendance January 13, 2020.
  • Workshop: January 24, 2020.



Marie Lundbo, Project Manager (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.


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