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2020 Summer School in Urban Economics

to 2022

at the Institut d’Economia de Barcelona (Universitat de Barcelona)
June, 8-10 2020
Barcelona, Spain

Postponement Notice

Updated: March 19, 2020

Due to the escalating Coronavirus pandemic we unfortunately have to postpone the UEA Summer School that we were planning to run in Barcelona from June, 8-10 2020. We are currently looking at options to run the summer school later this summer either in September or October.

If you are interested in attending the 2020 summer school you can continue to submit applications to the summer school using the procedure outlined below also after March, 20 2020. We will provide an update on our plans for the summer school as soon as possible and at the latest by the end of April 2020. We hope you stay safe over the next weeks and that we see you later this summer.


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.



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 ieb.summer@ub.edu with “UEA Summer School 2020, 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. We consider only papers which are single-authored or co-authored with other PhD students. Abstracts and extended abstracts are not considered.

Registration Fee and Financial Support

There is a registration fee of 150€, 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: March 20, 2020. Extended due to Coronavirus pandemic.

We will inform you whether you have been accepted to the IEB/UEA Summer School by mid April 2020.

Scientific Committee

Donald Davis (Columbia University), Kurt Schmidheiny (University of Basel), Daniel Sturm (London School of Economics), Matthew Turner (Brown University) and Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal (Universitat de Barcelona).

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

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