AQR-IREA is pleased to announce the 2018 Barcelona Workshop on Regional and Urban Economics, to be held in Barcelona on October 4th – 5th, 2018. The workshop will be focused on different aspects of Territorial Resilience. Its aim is to bring together cutting-edge research papers around two complementary and interrelated axis:

  • Processes of mitigation (Resistance-Recovery), including topics such as migration analysis, inequality and social cohesion and labour market issues.
  • Adaptive resilience (Re-orientation-Renewal), considering ways to improve regional conditions, such as human capital and educational mismatches, Entrepreneurship and self-employment, and Regional development strategies, encompassing globalization and trade and smart regional strategies.

Keynote speaker: 

Alessandra Faggian (Gran Sasso Science Institute, L’Aquila)

Péter Benczúr (Joint Research Centre, Ispra)

Audience: We will accommodate around 6-8 papers, to be presented in plenary sessions that will complement the keynote speaker’s presentation.

Submission: Papers should be sent in pdf format to aqr_workshop(at) before July 15th 2018. 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: July 15th 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: July 23rd 2018
  • Preliminary programme: September 5th 2018
  • Registration opens: September 6th 2018
  • Final programme: September 17th 2018
  • Registration close: September 28th 2018

Organising Committee

Josep Lluís Carrion-i-Silvestre (AQR-UB), Enrique López-Bazo (AQR-UB), Rosina Moreno (AQR-UB), Raul Ramos (coordinator, AQR-UB), Vicente Royuela (coordinator, AQR-UB), and Jordi Suriñach (AQR-UB).

Scientific Committee

Péter Benczúr (JRC), Josep Lluís Carrion-i-Silvestre (AQR-UB), David Castells-Quintana (AQR-UB), Begoña Cueto (University of Oviedo), Alessandra Faggian (GSSI), Enrique López-Bazo (AQR-UB), Matías Mayor (University of Oviedo), Rosina Moreno (AQR-UB), Raul Ramos (coordinator, AQR-UB), Vicente Royuela (coordinator, AQR-UB), Patricia Suárez (University of Oviedo) and Jordi Suriñach (AQR-UB).

For further information, please contact aqr_workshop(at)

Download the call for papers in pdf_format.


AQR Research Group

University of Barcelona
Faculty of Economics and Business Department of Econometrics, Statistics and Applied Economics
Av. Diagonal 690, Tower IV, 08034 Barcelona


Phone: (+34) 93 403 72 41
Fax: (+34) 93 402 18 21


Email: aqr(at)