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NARSC Update June 2023

NARSC Update

Special Sessions at NARSC/SEA 2023

Special Sessions: 

·         Machine Learning in Regional Science: Perspectives, Methods, and Applications

·         35th Annual Regional/Rural Development Sessions

·         Location and Spatial Analysis

·         The Food and Beverage Industry

·         Regional Economic Effects of Disasters

·         Regional Science, Climate Change, Environmental Footprint

·         Outreach in Regional Science

·         Contextual Understanding of Places in Ageing and Entrepreneurship

·         Transportation Accessibility

·         Spatial Econometrics Software Round-Table (Spatial Econometrics Association session)

·         Small Area Estimation (Spatial Econometrics Association session)


·         Spatial Data Analysis and Econometrics with PySAL

Check the NARSC website for the list of current special sessions as well as the call for each of them.

Are you interested in organizing a special session or a series of sessions? If so, please contact the Program Chair, Soomi Lee (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), as soon as possible.


North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International jointly with the Spatial Econometrics Assocation
November 14-18, 2023
San Diego, California

We are pleased to invite you to join us in San Diego for the 70th North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) held jointly with the Spatial Econometrics Association (SEA).

The conference is co-sponsored by the North American Regional Science Council (NARSC) and the Western Regional Science Association, and this year we are excited to announce that the Spatial Econometrics Association will be joining us.

Every year, NARSC signs a contract with a hotel to serve as the venue for the conference. As part of the contract, NARSC promises to fill a certain number of room nights. If we fail to fill our contracted room block, NARSC must pay the full nightly cost of each unfilled room. This is the reason why we offer a discounted rate for conference participants who stay at the conference hotel. More information about how to book a room at the conference hotel is available on this page.

You may register for either the NARSC or SEA sessions, or choose to have access to both!

You can pay for the conference using a credit card via our secure registration portal. This is the same page where you submitted your abstract.

The conference will take place in downtown San Diego from November 14-18. The conference will cover a wide range of topics in regional science. We welcome submissions from scholars and practitioners in fields such as economics, agricultural economics, public policy, urban planning, civil engineering, geography, finance, and demography. We also encourage submissions of interdisciplinary research that relates to these topics.

We particularly encourage submissions that address current challenges facing policymakers, such as the long-term consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on regions, and the challenges facing governments, businesses, and society in adapting to pandemic-induced disruptions.

We invite proposals for the following types:

·         Individual papers to be integrated into sessions

·         Proposals for complete sessions of papers

·         Proposals for panel, roundtable, or discussions

·         Student papers for the Graduate-Student-Author Paper Competition

·         Student papers for the Graduate-Student-Led Paper Competition

To submit an abstract or a complete session, please use our online submission system. The submission deadline is July 3, 2023. Decisions concerning the acceptance of papers and sessions will be announced in late August. All presenters, including members of panel discussions, discussants, and session chairs, must register for the conference and pay the registration fee in order to attend and present.

If you have questions, here is the contact information:
Program Chair: Soomi Lee (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Overall Arrangements: John Sporing (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!

NARSC Hotel Reservations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter (910 Broadway Circle, San Diego , CA 92101). A special conference room rate of $242 (plus taxes) has been negotiated with the hotel. You can book your room at the conference hotel using this link. Please book the conference hotel through the NARSC website. By doing so, NARSC will get credit for your booking. 


Call for papers: Workshop "Public Policies, Cities and Regions" December 18-19 2023, Lyon

The GATE (Univ. of Lyon and Univ. of Saint-Etienne) is organizing the third edition of the Public Policies, Cities, and Regions (PPCR) workshop in Lyon on December 18-19, 2023.

This workshop will gather original research papers shedding some light on the issues raised by public policies for urban and regional economies, both in developed and developing countries. Submissions of theoretical and empirical contributions are welcome.

Invited lectures will be given by Dionissi Aliprantis (Fed. Reserve Bank of Cleveland) and Daniel Sturm (LSE).

Deadline for submissions is September 15, 2023.

More information and the call for papers are available at: https://www.gate.cnrs.fr/ppcr2023.

Scientific committee: Gilles Duranton (Wharton, Univ. of Pennsylvania), Nelly Exbrayat (GATE, Univ. Saint-Etienne),  Laurent Gobillon (Paris School of Economics), Florence Goffette-Nagot (GATE, CNRS), Florian Mayneris (UQAM), Sonia Paty (GATE, Univ. Lyon 2), Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (Univ. of Geneva), Mathieu Sanch-Maritan (GATE, Univ. Saint-Etienne), Victor Stéphane (GATE, Univ. Saint-Etienne), Elisabet Viladecans (Univ. of Barcelona).

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