November 18, 2015 - 15:30
November 20, 2015 - 18:00
AddressFacultat d' Economia i Empresa - Universitat Rovira i Virgili - Av. Universitat, 1 - 43204 – Reus View map
The Catalan Association of Regional Science is celebrating the XLI Conference on Regional Studies in Reus on 18, 19 and 20 November 2015. As at previous editions, the aim is to create a discussion forum on the subject of regional science, bringing together experts from different disciplines: economics, geography, urban planning, econometrics, sociology, politics, architecture, etc. By sharing knowledge and finding common ground the meeting hopes to achieve improvements in making crucial economic and political decisions at a local, regional, national and international level.
The XLI Conference on Regional Studies focus on innovation and geographical spillovers. The current economic climate requires individuals, companies and regions to take decisions conducive to improving competitiveness and eventually emerging from the current financial crisis. The innovation process is a complex one in which the different agents involved interact. These interactions generate a whole series of spillovers which, given the nature of this knowledge, become more intense with geographical proximity. Thus, the analysis of innovation and geographical spillovers is interesting for regional science. Therefore the title “Innovation and Geographical Spillovers: new approaches and evidence” addresses from a theoretical and empirical perspective how innovation currently constitutes the main source of technological change and social progress.
The organizing committee is made up of members of the Research Group of Industry and Territory GRIT and Quantitative, Urban and Regional Economics (QURE), both part of the Universitat. QURE is also a member ox XREPP.