This one-day (June 6th, 2022) meeting aims to bring together researchers and policy-makers on issues related to urban economics, regional development, and migrations.

The confirmed main speakers are Diego Puga  and Jacques Thisse.

Other confirmed speakers include: Luís Carvalho (FEP.UP, Portugal), Pasquale Commendatore (University of Naples ‘Federico II’, Italy), Kiyohiro Ikeda (Tohoku University, Japan), Patrícia Melo (ISEG, Portugal), Minoru Osawa (Kyoto University, Japan), and João Pereira dos Santos (Nova SBE, Portugal).

Registration is free but please register by using the following link until May 6th, 2022.

The workshop is financed by national funds through FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P., in the context of project PTDC/EGE-ECO/30080/2017: “Nova Economia Geográfica, Desenvolvimento Regional e Migrações”. We thank FCT, CEF.UP and FEP-UP for their support.

The organizing committee,

Sofia Castro
João Correia-da-Silva
Liliana Garrido-da-Silva
José Gaspar
Vasco Leite


Download program here   |   Titles and abstracts
09h15-09h30 Opening Room 260
09h30-10h00 Understanding economic diversification in peripheral regions: the role of institutional relatedness Luís Carvalho
10h00-10h30 Global-Local Spatial Platform for Economic Geography: Analysis of Sustain Bifurcation Kiyohiro Ikeda
10h30-11h00 Potential games and urban spatial structure Minoru Osawa
11h00-11h30 Coffee-break
11h30-12h30 Urban growth and its aggregate implications Diego Puga
14h30-15h00 Big or small? A new economic geography model with an endogenous switch in the market structure Pasquale Commendatore
15h00-15h30 Going Big in a Small Country: Motorways, Urban Growth and Sprawl in Portugal Patrícia Melo
15h30-16h00 Cousins From Overseas: The Labour Market Impact of Half a Million Portuguese Repatriates João Pereira dos Santos
16h30-17h30 A Unified Theory of Cities Jacques Thisse
17h30-17h45 Closing Sandra Silva


Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto
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4200-464 Porto – Portugal

Phone: +351 225571100