ECO-SOS Research Center on Economics and Sustainability
(Universitat Rovira i Virgili)
The Research Center on Economics and Sustainability (ECO-SOS) is a research center created in 2010 as CREIP (Research Center in Industrial and Public Economics), that recently moved to sustainability issues, in line with research interests of its members. Specifically, ECO-SOS studies the connection between sustainability and the following areas of interest: environmental and climate economics, health economics, regional and urban economics, education and labor market business and innovation, energy and natural resources, industrial organization, economic policy, game theory and environmental conflicts, and transport and tourism.
WIPE aims to be an academic meeting for PhD students to interact with other young scholars, postdoc, and senior researchers to exchange experiences, research ideas, ongoing projects, and future research activities in the fields of Industrial Organization and Public Economics. WIPE will include about 18-20 presentations, each of them being discussed by a participant at the workshop, will also host a keynote lecture by Mar Reguant (Northwestern University). Former keynote speakers at WIPE have been: Natalia Fabra (UC3M), Kai Konrad (Max Planck Institute), Mark Armstrong (University of Oxford), Alessandro Gavazza (LSE), Luis Cabral (NYU), Jose Luis Moraga-Gonzalez (VU Amsterdam), Tommaso Valletti (Imperial College London), Xavier Vives (IESE), and Massimo Filippini (ETH Zürich).
Mar Reguant is Associate Professor of Economics at Northwestern University, Research Associate at NBER and Research Affiliate at CEPR. She has published in top journals as American Economic Review and Journal of Political Economy, among others. She is advisor of the French Government about climate change.
During the 10th WIPE the Department of Economics will award the young researcher presenting the best paper of the workshop. Furthermore, the Chair for the Promotion of Firm Innovation will award the young researcher presenting the best paper on R&D and innovation.
The decision will be taken by a jury composed by members designed by the Department of Economics and the Organizing Committee of the WIPE, and the verdict will be announced during the closure of the workshop. Note that in exceptional and duly justified cases, the jury may award two papers, and the prize will be divided equally.
Submission of papers
Full papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format to email@example.com by November 21st 2021. The front page of the document should include the title, authors, affiliations, contact details, and a short abstract. The deadline for notification of accepted papers is December 17th 2021.
Location and Travelling
Located right in the centre of the Costa Daurada and at less than one hour from Barcelona, Reus is a medium-sized city well known for its shopping, modernist heritage and its close relationship to the architect Antoni Gaudí.
Participants are expected to arrange their own accommodation. Among the hotels of the following list, Reus Park Hotel is the closest to the venue of the conference (5-minute walk) and Hotel Gaudí, Hotel Centre Reus and NH Hotel are inside a reasonable walking distance.
Registration and fees
All presenters must be PhD students. Papers must widely fit in the fields of Industrial Organization and Public Economics. There is a non-refundable fee of EUR 100 and attendants should cover their own travel expenses. Fee covers coffee breaks, a lunch and a gala dinner, as well as full access of all activities of the workshop.
Susana Iranzo (ECO-SOS, Universitat Rovira i Virgili)
Carolina Manzano (ECO-SOS, Universitat Rovira i Virgili)
María José Pérez (ECO-SOS, Universitat Rovira i Virgili)
Mercedes Teruel (ECO-SOS, Universitat Rovira i Virgili)
Local Organising Committee
José Manuel Giménez Gómez (ECO-SOS, Universitat Rovira i Virgili)
Josep-Maria Arauzo-Carod (ECO-SOS, Universitat Rovira i Virgili)
Eulàlia Torner (staff ECO-SOS, Universitat Rovira i Virgili)
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