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2020 PhD Student Workshop in Urban Economics

September 10 - 12, 2020

The UEA PhD Student Workshop is an online workshop designed for advanced PhD students with an interest in urban economics including: housing, real estate, transportation, local public goods provision, the spatial distribution of activities, economic geography, and urban and regional policy. The objective of the workshop is to allow students to present their own research and discuss their work with faculty working at the forefront of research in this area. The workshop will run for three days with three to four students presenting on each day and further time for group discussions of research ideas. This workshop complements the Lectures on Urban Economics running in June and July 2020.


We invite applications from advanced PhD students with interests that are related to urban economics who already have a completed paper. Places in the workshop will be limited to enable an informal and interactive workshop. Participants are expected to attend all three days in full.


The workshop will run on Zoom. The workshop will be held from approximately 11:00 to 15:30 (US Eastern Time) on each of the three days. Exact timings to be confirmed closer to the workshop.


To apply you first need to fill in all fields in the following online form:

After having filled in this form, please email pdf files of your CV and copy of the research paper that you would like to present to summerschool@urbaneconomics.org. Please make sure to put your first name and last name into the subject line of the email. Please name the two files attached to your email "Lastname_Paper_UEA_2020.pdf" and "Lastname_CV_UEA_2020.pdf".

Finally, ask a faculty member to write a short email recommendation for you, which should be sent to the same email address with your first name and last name in the subject line.

Deadline for Applications: July 23, 2020

Scientific Committee

Gabriel Ahlfeldt (London School of Economics), Milena Almagro (Minneapolis Fed and Chicago Booth), Clare Balboni (MIT), Nate Baum-Snow (University of Toronto), Adrien Bilal (Chicago and Harvard), Donald Davis (Columbia University), Jonathan Dingel (Chicago Booth), Fabian Eckert (Princeton and UCSD), Cecile Gaubert (Berkeley), Thomas J. Holmes (University of Minnesota), Gabriel Kreindler (Harvard), Miren Lafourcade (Université Paris-Saclay), Diana Van Patten (Princeton and Yale SOM), Dávid Krisztián Nágy (CREI & Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Marta Santamaria (Warwick), Kurt Schmidheiny (University of Basel), Daniel Sturm (London School of Economics), Clemence Tricaud (UCLA Anderson), Nick Tsivanidis (Berkeley Haas), Matthew Turner (Brown University), Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal (Universitat de Barcelona), Conor Walsh (Princeton and Columbia Business School).