The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission and the research group AQR-IREA of the University of Barcelona are pleased to announce the joint 2019 Barcelona Workshop on Regional and Urban Economics and VII JRC Regional Modelling Workshop, to be held in Barcelona on October 24th – 25th, 2019.

The workshop will be focused on economic modelling, regional and territorial analysis, and the assessment of the spatial impact of policies. Methodological and empirical contributions will be welcomed. Studies based on Computable General Equilibrium and Macroeconometrics models will be preferred, although other approaches might be considered as well.



Marco Vivarelli (MAE, Catholic University, UNU-MERIT, IZA, GLO)

Alexander Lembcke (Economist, OECD)

Audience: We will accommodate around 8-10 papers, to be presented in plenary sessions that will complement the keynote speaker’s presentation.


Papers should be sent in pdf format to aqr_workshop(at) before September 6th, 2019. Extended abstracts or incomplete drafts will also be considered, but full papers will be favoured.

Travel and accommodation costs for presenters of accepted papers will be covered by the organisers.

Important deadlines:

  • Deadline for papers submission: September 6th, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: September 16th, 2019
  • Preliminary programme: September 25th, 2019
  • Registration opens: September 26th, 2019
  • Final programme: October 2nd, 2019
  • Registration close: October 17th, 2019

Organising Committee

Javier Barbero (JRC European Commission), Josep Lluís Carrion-i-Silvestre (AQR-UB), Andrea Conte (JRC European Commission), Jorge Díaz-Lanchas (JRC European Commission), Enrique López-Bazo (AQR-UB), Rosina Moreno (AQR-UB), Raúl Ramos (AQR-UB), Vicente Royuela (AQR-UB), Simone Salotti (JRC European Commission), Jordi Suriñach (AQR-UB)

Scientific Committee

Román Arjona (DG Research and Innovation, European Commission), Javier Barbero (JRC European Commission), Andrea Conte (JRC European Commission), Jorge Díaz-Lanchas (JRC European Commission), Alexander Lembcke (OECD), Enrique López-Bazo (AQR-UB), Vicente Royuela (AQR-UB), Simone Salotti (JRC European Commission)

For further information, please contact aqr_workshop(at)

Download the call for paper in pdf_format.