The Urban Economics Association is an informal association, whose members are economic researchers with a focus on urban topics. The group seeks to promote participation and excellence in academic research in urban and regional economics.
The UEA welcomes all those in the economics profession with an urban related component to their research and encourages the participation of economists in the RSAI North American Meetings and European Congress, where a set of sessions are organized each year by the Urban Economics Council. These sessions are formed of high quality papers dealing with the economics of cities, housing, real estate, local public good provision, and the distribution of economic activity in space. The Urban Economics Council is an established council operating under the umbrella of the North American Regional Science Council (NARSC).