Urban and Regional Economics
Welcome to YSI Urban and Regional Economics Working Group!
The Urban and Regional Economics Working Group explores the role of geographical space on economics and development, as well as the role of cities and the emerging importance of the political economy of urbanization.
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The most common type of projects in YSI take the form of workshops or series of webinars that create dialogue among young scholars. Members of our WG meet regularly using web conferencing technology to invite guest speakers and discuss papers. This allows us to remain active throughout the year without geographical constraint.
The austerity urbanism moment, and its historical geography
With Prof. Jamie Peck (University of British Columbia and the Canada Research Chair in Urban and Regional Political Economy, Canada)
April 17, 2018
* "Regional Development and the Regional Structure of Banking" - Sheila Dow (University of Stirling, Scotland)*
*"Contemporary Urbanization: toward a political agenda" - Roberto Monte-Mór (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)*
* "Agent-based modeling and cities" - Francis Tseng (New School for Social Research)*
Webinar Series: "Regional Resilience: How Cities and Regions Thrive in Times of Crises" (2019)
Over the past years a new catchphrase has entered the academic, political and public realm: the concept of resilience, a term destined to describe how a system responds to shocks. Originating from ecology, the notion is now invoked by economists to understand how regions or cities resist, recover or adapt to economic volatilities and changes: periodic recessions, financial crisis, global competition as well as more incremental processes, such as technological and structural change. Yet, resilience is complex concept and determined by a myriad of highly intertwined and path-dependent factors. Due to this complexity, there are still many more questions about the meaning and creation of regional resilience than answers. The purpose of this webinar series is provide multiple perspectives on regional economic resilience, to highlight the latest developments and new research frontiers. To do so, the webinar series will tackle conceptual issues, crisis contagion, the measuring and forecasting of recovery, determinants of resilience as well as the role regional policy to create resilient regions.
"Regional Resilience: Towards an Evolutionary Approach" - Prof. Ron Boschma (Utretch University, The Netherlands)
April 09, 2019
"A Scenario Approach to Crisis and Recovery" - Prof. Roberta Capello (Politecnico of Milan, Italy)
May 07, 2019
"How Regions Can Re-invent Themselves" - Prof. Pierre-Alexandre Balland (Utrecht University and MIT Media Lab)
June 18, 2019
"Propagation of Economic Shocks in Input-Output Networks" - Prof. Martha Contreras (National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM)
July 02, 2019.
Regional Economic Resilience: Which Local Factors Matter?" - Dr. Tasos Kitsos (City-REDI, University of Birmingham)
December 05, 2019.
"Reconciling financial stability and economic inclusion across space" (2017 - 2018)
The purpose of this webinar series is to discuss the link between financial stability and financial inclusion from a spatial perspective. Financial stability and financial inclusion are often thought of separately by dedicated policy-makers and experts. Yet, they are two sides of the same coin. Furthermore, the solutions found to reconcile both objectives cannot be separated from local and spatial characteristics. The webinar series is jointly organized by YSI Urban and Regional Economics WG (URE), Inequality WG (IWG) and Financial Stability WG (FS).
"Development as Social Inclusion: Reflections on the US subprime crisis" - Prof. Gary Dymski (University of Leeds)
"Safety for Whom? The Scattered Global Financial Safety Net and the Role of Regional Financial Arrangements" - Prof. Barbara Fritz (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
January 12, 2018 - at 12.30 pm EDT (18.30 pm CET)
"Financial Exclusion and it's discontents"
Prof. Shaun French and Prof. Andrew Leyshon - University of Nottingham
January 31, 2018 - at 5.30 pm GMT
FinTech - Financial Inclusion versus Financial Stability
With Baldeep Singh Namas (MMN)
February 21, 2018 - at 8.30 pm GMT
Local Currencies, Financial Inclusion and Financial Stability
With Prof. Jérôme Blanc (Sciences Po Lyon, France)
March 14, 2018 - at 5 pm GMT (6 pm CET)
This time it’s different’ . . . and why it matters: the shifting geographies of money, finance and risks
With Prof. Michael Pryke (The Open University, UK)
March 28, 2018 - at 5.30 pm GMT
The Financialization of Housing
With Prof. Manuel B. Aalbers ( KU Leuven /University of Leuven, Belgium)
April 27, 2018 - at 5.30 pm GMT
Webinar Series "Innovation in a Regional Context" (2017 - 2018)
This Series aimed to discuss the role of Space at the Innovation Process as well as the role of the Innovation at the Urban and Regional Development, Disparities and Resilience. It was jointly organized by the YSI Urban and Regional Economics and Economics of Innovation Working Groups
"Megaregions: Globalization's New Urban Form?" - Prof. Dr. John Harisson (Lounghborough University, UK)
"Knowledge Complexity and Spatial Inequality" - Prof. Dr. Pierre-Alexandre Balland (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
"Regional Distribution of the National System of Innovation actors and economic development: an international comparison" - Prof. Dr. Ulisses Pereira dos Santos (CEDEPLAR, Brazil).
"Resilient Regions and Open Innovation: The Evolution of Smart Cities and Civic Entrepreneurship" - Prof. Dr. Jennifer Clark (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Global Investments Flows and local development and innovation - Prof. Riccardo Crescenzi (London School of Economics, UK)
2. In-Person Events
- YSI Asia Convening 2019 - Hanoi, Vietnam, August 12–14, 2019: Urban and Regional Economics Sessions.
YSI@Diamantina Festival 2019 - Diamantina, Brazil, August 18-24, 2019
YSI @ AsRES (Asian Real Estate Society) Annual Conference 2019 - Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, July 06, 2019: YSI Workshop "Innovation Policy and Real Estate". Deadline Extended: April 25, 2019
YSI Pre-Olivera Conference for Young Scholars - Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 10, 2019. Joint Call (with YSI Gender and Economics WG and YSI Inequality WG): "Multidimensional Inequality in Latin America: Gender and Socio-Spatial Inequality". Deadline Extended: May 10, 2019.
YSI @ RSA (Regional Studies Association) Annual Conference 2019 - Santiago de Compostela, Spain, June 03-04, 2019: Pre-Conference Workshop on “Relatedness, Knowledge Complexity and Economic Development in Cities and Regions”. Deadline Extended: May 10, 2019.
Urban and Regional Economics @ YSI North America Regional Convening: "Urban and Regional Economics in the 21st century"
Los Angeles, February 22-24, 2019.
YSI @ AAG (American Association of Geographers) Meeting 2019 - Washington DC, USA, April 02, 2019: YSI Urban Economics Meeting: Places in Times of Austerity.
YSI URE @ 12th Annual Midwest Graduate Student Summit on Applied Economics, Regional, and Urban Studies (AERUS 2019) - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April 13-14, 2019: Young Scholar Workshop on "Agent-Based Modeling
Workshop 'Urban Economics Frontiers: Large-Scale Urban Projects, Real Estate Dynamics and Gentrification"
10-12 Sep 2018
Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
Latin America Regional Convening in Buenos Aires, Argentina - July. The URE WG participated in two collaborative sessions:
- YSI- Europe Regional Convening - Trento, Italy – March 31st to June 03rd, 2018,
- *Workshop on "Rethinking Urban and Regional Economics at the Festival for New Economic Thinking, Edinburgh, Scotland (October 2017)*
Jointly organized with the Working Groups on Cooperatives and Cooperation and on Sustainability.
- *Special Sessions: "Urbanization in the Global-South: Towards New Paradigms", São Paulo, Brazil (May 2017)*
Side event with the 2nd Conference of the Regional Studies Association - Latin America Division 2017: "Urbanization in Latin America: Exclusion, Marginality and Conflict".
- Sessions at the "YSI Plenary - Piecing Together a Paradigm" - Budapest, Hungary (October 2016)
- *Special Session: "Urban and Regional Development and New Economic Thinking" at the "17th Economics Seminar of Minas Gerais" - Diamantina, Brazil (September 2016) *
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Economics in Search of a Soul
Next event: 05 October 2023
Working group(s): Economic Development, Finance, Law, and Economics, Financial Stability, History of Economic Thought, Philosophy of Economics, Economic History, Economics of Innovation, Cooperatives, Keynesian Economics, Gender and Economics, Political Economy of Europe, Latin America, Inequality, East Asia, Complexity Economics, Urban and Regional Economics, Africa, States and Markets, Sustainability, Behavior and Society, South Asia
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