AQR-IREA is pleased to announce the 2021 Barcelona Workshop on Regional and Urban Economics, to be held in Barcelona on October 21st – 22nd, 2021 under a hybrid format.

The workshop will be focused on the analysis of the determinants and impacts of internal migrations and cross-border commuting with a special focus on potential developments after the COVID-19 era. Empirical contributions will be preferred although we would like to include also some methodological papers.


Deadline for papers submission: September 5th, 2021
Notification of acceptance: September 15th, 2021
Preliminary programme: September 22nd, 2021
Registration opens: September 22nd, 2021
Final programme: October 4th, 2021
Registration close: October 15th, 2021


The University of Barcelona’s Regional Quantitative Analysis Group (AQR) is located in the University’s Department of Econometrics, Statistics and Applied Economics. Its staff, who number some forty professionals from Spain and other countries, conduct research in the field of applied economics and focus on urban and regional issues.

Past editions

In 2021 the BARCELONA WORKSHOP ON REGIONAL AND URBAN ECONOMICS reaches its eleventh edition. Since 2013 our workshop also became an ERSA workshop. The spirit of our meeting is to bring together researchers in regional science and urban economics who are working in specific topics in which we concentrate our focus. For further information, please visit