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2022 Summer School in Urban Economics

at the Institut d’Economia de Barcelona (Universitat de Barcelona)
June 15 - 17, 2022
Barcelona, Spain


The UEA Summer School is designed for PhD students with an interest in urban economics, including 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.



The summer school will run for three days. Each day, there will be two lectures by faculty. Several students will have an opportunity to present their research.


We invite applications from PhD students in their second year or beyond. Places in the school are limited by space constraints. This is an in-person event. Participants are expected to attend all three days in full.

Application Procedure

Please apply for the summer school at https://editorialexpress.com/conference/UEAsummer2022/.

Within the Conference Maker system, please select the option to "Submit a Paper," whether you wish to be considered for a presentation slot or you are merely applying to attend. Upload as your submission a single PDF file containing a short letter explaining your interest in participating and your CV, which should include the names of your academic supervisors.

If you wish to present your research, you must also include in the same PDF file the paper you would like to present. Only full-length papers that are sole-authored or co-authored with other PhD students will be considered for presentation slots.

The application deadline is April 1. Application decisions for both presenters and other participants will be announced at the end of April.

Registration Fee and Financial Support

There is a registration fee of $170, 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 letter in a separate section titled "Financial Support Request". We strongly encourage students to first investigate travel funding made available by their own universities.


Deadline for applications: April 1, 2022.

Application decisions will be announced in late April 2022.

Scientific Committee

Giacomo Ponzetto (chair; CREI & Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Nate Baum-Snow (University of Toronto), Victor Couture (University of British Columbia), Jessie Handbury (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania), Diego Puga (CEMFI), Clara Santamaría (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), Daniel Sturm (London School of Economics), and Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal (Universitat de Barcelona).

Local organizer

Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal (Universitat de Barcelona)

We acknowledge the kind support of the Institut d’Economia de Barcelona.

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