16 December 2016


Call for Submissions    NOW OPEN

The Local Organizing Committee of ERSA2017 invite you to submit your contributions to ERSA2017 in Groningen! We look forward to receiving your submissions before February 10th 2017 . Should you have any questions, please contact the Local Organizing Committee at ERSA2017@rug.nl

Congress themes

The congress theme is ‘Social progress for resilient regions’, but the congress covers all fields in Regional Science. In addition to the general themes, a limited set of Special Sessions will be organized. The Special Sessions address specific and topical themes in Regional Science. Please, refer to the Submission guidelines 2017 for the procedures and important dates for each session type.

Special Sessions (S)

S01. Regional Resilience in the face of Natural Disasters and Climate Change (in association with the Waddenacademie)
        Alessandra Faggian, Luciana Lazzeretti, Silvia Rita Sedita, Jouke van Dijk
S02. Urban Disasters and Resilience Policies of Cities
        Kamila Borsekova, Peter Nijkamp
S03. The Impact of Earthquakes on Regional Housing Markets and Regional Economic Development        Roderik Ponds, Harry Garretsen, Gerard Marlet
S04. Rural Challenges and Quality of Life in Times of Change
        Suzan Christiaanse, Tialda Haartsen
S05. Smart Rural Development and Beyond        André Torre, Fred Wallet
S06. New Smart Manufacturing Models for Resilient Regions
        Lisa de Propris, Marco Bellandi
S07. Regional and Urban Perspectives on Individual Well-Being        Camilla Lenzi, Philip S. Morrison, Giovanni Perucca, Paolo Veneri
S08. Happy Communities: Effects of Social Interaction        Aleid Brouwer, Eveline van Leeuwen, Heike DelfmannS09. Tourism for Resilient Regions (in association with the Waddenacademie)        Jouke van Dijk, Stefan Hartman
S10. Modern Approaches to Labor Market Polarization        Raquel Ortega-Argilés, Steven Brakman, Terzides Nikolaos
S11. Determinants of Unemployment in Regions        Stephan Brunow
S12. Real Estate and Housing (in association with ERES)        Paloma Taltavull, Gunther Maier, Arno van der Vlist
S13. Measuring Agglomeration Advantages using Innovative Geo-Data
        Joachim MöllerS14. Are Cities more Productive but less Inclusive? (in association with European Commission)
        Lewis Dijkstra, Laura de Dominicis
S15. Problems and Prospects of Slowly Growing Medium-sized Cities
        Rüdiger Hamm, Martin Rosenfeld, Artur Ochojski, Alina Schoenberg, Ondřej SlachS16. What is the Place of Retail in Contemporary Cities?
        Krystian Heffner, Małgorzata Twardzik
S17. W on the Focus        Jesus Mur, Ana Angulo
S18. Mapping Urban Networks
        Gudrun Haindlmaier
S19. Foreign Investment, Multinationals and Regional Development
        Riccardo Crescenzi, Nicola Cortinovis, Frank van OortS20. Cross-Border Cooperation as a key Factor of Resilience (in association with the European Commission)
        Nathalie Verschelde, Lewis Dijkstra, Jean PeyronyS21. Walled Territories
        Andrea Székely, Thomaz Dentinho
S22. Spatial Demography in Regional Science
        Rachel Franklin, Jacques PootS23. Counterfactual Methods for Regional Policy Evaluation
        Elena Ragazzi, Marco Mariani, Lisa Sella
S24. The EU Cohesion Policy after the Crisis and Brexit
        Riccardo Crescenzi, Ugo Fratesi, Vassilis Monastiriotis
S25. More than Planning: Land Use and its Policies in the OECD (in association with the OECD)
        Abel Schumann
S26. Issues in Urban Policy
        Johan Lundberg
S27. Place-based Policies and International Embeddedness        Dirk Dohse, Dirk Fornahl, Robert Gold
S28. Territorial Policy Impact Assessments in CGE Models        Martin Aarøe Christensen, Francesco di ComiteS29. Spatial CGE Modeling and Transport Issues
        Tomoki Ishikura, Atsushi Koike
S30. Trade and Entrepreneurship for Growth in all Regions (in association with the OECD)        Alexander Lembcke, Paolo Veneri
S31. The Social Dimension of Entrepreneurship in the Context of Economic Crisis
        Veronique Schutjens, Darja ReuschkeS32. National and International Locational Preferences of Firms          Dario Musolino, Ilaria MariottiS33. Urban Economics: Markets, Real Estate and Planning 
        Philip McCann, Jouke van Dijk, Arno van der Vlist

General Themes (G)

G01. Social Progress for Resilient Regions (Resilience, Well-being, Inequality, Segregation, Poverty)
G02. Regional Economic Development
G03. Regional or Urban Labour Markets
G04. Migration, Commuting or Mobility
G05. Infrastructure, Transportation or Accessibility
G06. Innovation and Entrepreneurship
G07. Benefits of Agglomeration
G08. Education
G09. Tourism
G10. Transitional economies
G11. International Trade and FDI
G12. Regional or Urban Policy, Governance 
G13. Institutions
G14. Real Estate and Housing
G15. Regional Finance, Investment or Capital Markets
G16. Convergence/Divergence
G17. Rural Issues
G18. Environmental Issues or Sustainable Development
G19. Location of Economic Activity
G20. Methods in Regional Science or Urban Economics

Session Types

ERSA2017 offers four session types you can submit to: Refereed Sessions, Special Sessions, Young Scientists/Epainos Sessions and Ordinary Sessions (R-Sessions, SS, YSS and O-Sessions).

In R-Sessions, SS and YSS you will receive ample presentation time (~30 minute slots) and your contribution will be assigned a discussant. Initial submission to these sessions is on the basis of an extended abstract or a draft paper (before Feb 10th). Each contributor must have uploaded a full (draft) paper before June 9th 2017.

O-Sessions allow for presentation times of 15-20 minutes and feedback is provided by the audience present. Submission to O-sessions is on the basis of an abstract.