4th Geography of Innovation Conference to gather over 300 participants in Barcelona

UB_Economics_2739editedThe Regional Quantitative Analysis research group at the University of Barcelona (AQR) in partnership with the European Localized Innovation Observatory (EuroLIO) is organising the 4th Geography of Innovation Conference in Barcelona from Wednesday 31st January to Friday 2nd February 2018. Sessions include contributed papers and keynote presentations. More than 300 delegates from Europe, United States and Asia will be participating in the conference, with around 250 papers to be presented.

The aim of the conference is to bring together some of the world’s leading thinkers from a variety of disciplines ranging from economic geography and regional science, economics and management science, sociology and network theory, and political and planning sciences.

Four reputed keynote speakers have accepted the invitation to participate in the conference:

  • Professor Dr. Michael Storper (UCLA and LSE) named by Thompson-Reuters Web of Science as “one of the world’s most influential minds”Professor
  • Dr. Frank Neffke (Harvard University and Harvard Kennedy School), a rising star recipient of the best young scholar paper award in several conferences
  • Professor Dr. Reinhilde Veugelers (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and advisor at the European Commission (BEPA Bureau of European Policy Analysis, 2004-2008).
  • Professor Dr. Gillian Bristow (Cardiff University), who has recently conducted research on the resilience of European regions to the economic crisis post 2008.

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