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4th Urban and Regional Economics Workshop, June 28-30, 2023 Bogotá, Colombia

In recent years, the world has undergone remarkable transformations, and after having suffered the costs of a pandemic, it is approaching a new economic recession. In addition, populations are increasingly exposed to floods, hurricanes and droughts related to the climate crisis. Although cities and regions have shown resilience and continue to play a leading role in economic interactions, they must be rethought to face future pandemics, mitigate climate damage and economic crises. These challenges are even more pressing in the context of emerging and developing countries where resilience and adaptive capacity is lower and inequality is higher.

We are pleased to present the fourth edition of the Urban and Regional Economics Workshop, hosted byUniversidad Javeriana and Banco de la República,- taking place in Bogotá, Colombia from June 28th toJune 30th. This workshop aims to understand various urban and regional phenomena and provide novel insights for policy design. It is supported by the the Regional Science Association International (RSAI).

We invite the submission of high-quality papers dealing with different topics of urban  and regional economics, from a local and global perspective. Thus, we especially welcome papers dealing with the challenges that the process of sustainable develop- ment entails, and with a focus on developing coun- tries, although papers dealing with developed coun- tries will also be considered.

We are lucky enough to put together a great set of invited speakers for this conference.

We have confirmation from Jan Brueckerner (UC Irvine), Gabriel Ahlfeldt (LSE) and Remi Jedwab (George Washington University). A fourth invited speaker will soon be confirmed. We will also host a policy roundtable with key policymakers in Colombia, and organize some  technical  and social visits in Bogotá.

Submission: Please submit your paper to the following email addresses: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We accept the submission of extended abstracts. However, all else equal, preference will be given to completed papers.

We receive submissions until April 1st. You will be notified on April 15th whether your submis- sion has been accepted for the conference.

Registration fees: There will be a registration fee of US$ 250 for attendees and presenters (US$150 for students). All travel and accommodation expenses should be covered by each attendee. The fee includes lunch, refreshments and a farewell dinner for all participants.

Scientific Committee:

Diego Astorga (U Javeriana), David Castells-Quintana (UAB), Ana Maria Diaz (U Javeriana), Andres Giraldo (U Javeriana),

Paula Herrera-Idárraga (U Javeriana),

Javier Pérez Valbuena ( Banco de la República), Guillermo Sinisterra (U Javeriana).

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