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Call for Papers of the International Conference "The Economy as a complex spatial system" (Naples, 21-22 June 2018)

International Conference
The Economy as a Spatial Complex System (ESCoS 2018) – II CICSE Workshop
June 21-22 2018, Naples (Italy)


The University of Naples “Federico II” in partnership with CICSE and ISSM-CNR is organizing the International Conference “The Economy as a Spatial Complex System” (ESCoS) to be held in Naples (Italy), June 21-22, 2018.


Aim of the Conference: The objective of ESCoS 2018 ( is to bring together economists, regional scientists, mathematicians, econometricians, statisticians and social scientists (sociologists, political scientists), who share the view that the economy is a complex system with a spatial dimension, to present and discuss their recent work which may have a theoretical or an empirical perspective or aim to develop advanced mathematical, computational or empirical methods for analysing complex systems (nonlinear dynamics, social network analysis, game theoretical models, agent based models). A combination of invited and submitted papers will be chosen for the final programme.


Conference Topics: We welcome submissions in a wide range of topics that include, but are not limited, to: Multiregional New Economic Geography models; Regional policies and regional inequalities; Trade agreements and their impact on the economy; Regional development and growth; Spatial econometrics methods; Location choices and factor mobility; Social and industrial interactions; Financial networks; Labour markets and migration; Mathematical and computational methods for the analysis of Complex Spatial Economic Systems.


Keynote speakers:

➢ Kristian Behrens (University of Québec at Montréal);

➢ Maria Durban (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid).


Key deadlines

➢ Abstracts Submission (between 300-400 words): January 31st;

➢ Notification of Acceptance: February 15th;

➢ Registration: February 15 th - April 30th;

➢ Papers Submission: May 30th.


Please submit your abstract and paper to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Publishing opportunities A selection of papers presented at the Conference will be considered for publication in a special issue of Spatial Economic Analysis and of Metroeconomica. Papers that will be published in both special issues will meet Journals’ standards, and will be refereed and go through the Journals’ usual review process.


Scientific Committee

Gian Italo Bischi, University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy; Spiros Bougheas, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom; Salvatore Capasso, CNR-Institute of Studies on Mediterranean Society, Italy; Pasquale Commendatore, University of Naples Federico II, Italy; Laura Gardini, University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy; Alan Kirman, University of Aix-Marseille, France; Michael Kopel, University of Graz, Austria; Ingrid Kubin, Vienna; University of Economics and Business, Austria; Tönu Puu, Umeå University, Sweden; Neri Salvadori, University of Pisa, Italy; Luis Miguel Varela, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.


We would appreciate it if you circulate this Call for Papers on to other colleagues.


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