Urban Economics Association

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2019 Summer School in Urban Economics

at the London School of Economics
September 29 - October 1, 2019
London, UK


The UEA Summer School is designed for PhD students with an interest in urban economics including inter alia housing, real estate, transportation, local public good provision, the spatial distribution of activities, economic geography, and urban or regional policy. The objective of the summer school is to offer an intensive training program for interested PhD students. The summer school will provide an opportunity for students to learn about the research frontier in urban economics, discuss their own research with leading researchers in the field in a relaxed and open atmosphere and meet some of the future stars in the field.


Summer school programme (pdf).



The summer school will run for three days. On each day of the summer school there will be two lectures. In addition several students will have an opportunity to present their current research.


We invite applications from PhD students who are in their second year or beyond of their studies. Places in the school are limited by space constraints. Participants are expected to attend all three days in full.

Application Procedure

Email your CV and a one-page description of the topic of your PhD as one pdf file to cep.events@lse.ac.uk with “UEA Summer School 2019, Your Name” in the subject line. Ask one of your faculty advisors to send a short note to the same email address with the same subject line 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 summer school (this is NOT a requirement to apply), include the paper in the same PDF file as your CV and the one page description of the topic of your PhD.

Fees and Expenses

There is a registration fee of £90, which covers coffee breaks, working lunches and at least one evening event. You are responsible for making your own travel and accommodation arrangements. We have limited funds available to support students who need financial support. If you would like to apply for such support, please outline your case in your application in a separate section "Financial Support Request". We strongly encourage students to first investigate available travel funding from their own universities.


Deadline for applications: August 2, 2019. We will inform you whether you have been accepted to the UEA Summer School in early August.

Scientific Committee

Donald Davis (Columbia University), Gilles Duranton (University of Pennsylvania), Henry Overman (London School of Economics), Kurt Schmidheiny (University of Basel), Daniel Sturm (London School of Economics).

We acknowledge the kind support of the Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research, the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth, and the LSE Centre for Economic Performance.

Kraks Fond What Works Centre LSE CEP