5th Kraks Fond Workshop on Urban Economics: Managing Urban Congestion

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.

Key note speakers

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

Steering committee

  • 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.

Program (tba)


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. For registration please follow the link. Registration will be confirmed by email. Please wait for confirmation before making travel or accommodation arrangements.


Important dates

  • 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.