Final Program

RSAI/ERSA 2015 Workshop on Spatial Perspectives of Human Capital

Barcelona, November 26th-27th 2015

Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Barcelona
Room: Sala de Graus - Ernest Lluch

Thursday 26th November 2015

9:15   Welcome and Opening: Dr. Jesús Marín Solano (Vice-Dean of            Research, University of Barcelona)

9:30  1st Contributed session  ̶  Chair: Enrique López-Bazo (AQR-IREA)

Marco Bertoni (Universitŕ degli Studi di Padova), Stephen Gibbons (LSE) and Olmo Silva (LSE), The Demand for Autonomous Schools

Paul Bingley (SFI Copenhagen), Lorenzo Cappellari (Universitŕ Cattolica Milano) and Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of  Nottingham), “Family, Community and Long-Term Earnings Inequality

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 2nd Contributed session  ̶  Chair: Alessia Matano (AQR-IREA)

Massimiliano Bratti (Universitŕ degli Studi di Milano) and Stefano Verzillo (Universitŕ degli Studi di Milano), “The gravity of quality: Research quality and universities’ attractivity in Italy

Umut Turk (Universitŕ degli Studi di Verona), “Socio-Economic Determinants of Student Mobility and Inequality of Access to Higher Education in Italy

Elise S. Brezis (Bar-Ilan University), “Heterogeneity in returns to schooling and Mobility of Students

13:30 Lunch

14:30 3rd Contributed session  ̶  Chair: Vicente Royuela (AQR-IREA)

Stefania Borelli (Universitŕ degli Studi La Sapienza), “Migration and Production Structure in Europe

Zhiling Wang (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Tinbergen Institute), “An Immigrant's Social Capital Investment Decision: To Bond or To Bridge?

16:00 Coffee break

16:30 4th Contributed session

Ylenia Brilli (University of Gothenburg) and Marco Tonello (Bank of Italy), “The contemporaneous effect of education on adolescent crime. Mechanisms and evidence from regional divides

Rui Dang (RWI), “Spillover Effects of Local Human Capital Stock on Adult Obesity: Evidence from German Neighborhoods

Friday 27th November 2015

09:30 Keynote Lecture: Stephen Gibbons (Department of Geography
         and Environment, SERC and CEP, LSE)

11:15 Coffee break

11:45 5th Contributed session

Joan Monras (Sciences Po), “Minimum Wages and Spatial Equillibrium: Theory and Evidence

Francesco Berlingieri (ZEW), “Local labor market size and qualification mismatch

Tanja Buch (IAB), Silke Hamann (IAB), Annekatrin Niebuhr (Christian-Albrechts Universität, Kiel) and Anja Rossen (HWWI), “How to Woo the Smart Ones? Evaluating the Determinants that Particularly Attract Highly Qualified People to Cities"

13:30 Closing Act and Informal Lunch

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