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Summer school in urban economics, 2019

Sunday 29 September 2019 09:30 - 17:30

SAL 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, Sir Arthur Lewis Building, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


SUNDAY September 29 - TUESDAY October 1, 2019

Venue: London School of Economics, Centre for Economic Peformance
(Room 1.04, 32 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH)

UEA Summer School Programme - updated 26-09-19

Background Reading List (non-compulsory) - updated 26-09-19

Academic Session Slides

  • Diego Puga: Accessibility and land use inside a city: Monocentric and polycentric urban models
  • Nate Baum Snow: Local Labour Markets and Spatial Equilibrium
  • Daniel Sturm: Commuting and the Internal Structure of Cities
  • Vernon Henderson: The dynamics of building cities, with slums
  • Helen Simpson: Evaluating place-based policies
  • Jeremiah Dittmar: Cities, Urban Economics, and History
  • Notes for speakers: Student speakers have 30 minutes per paper (to include discussion). The confernece room is equipped with PowerPoint for presentations.

    Summer School Fee: Registered students can pay the registration fee of £90 at:

    Meals:Breakfast and lunch are provided on all three days of the summer school

    The UEA Summer School is designed for PhD students with an interest in urban economics including inter alia housing, real estate, transportation, local public good provision, the spatial distribution of activities, economic geography, and urban or regional policy. The objective of the summer school is to offer an intensive training program for interested PhD students. The summer school will provide an opportunity for students to learn about the research frontier in urban economics, discuss their own research with leading researchers in the field in a relaxed and open atmosphere and meet some of the future stars in the field.

    Faculty: Nate Baum-Snow (University of Toronto), Jeremiah Dittmar (London School of Economics), Vernon Henderson (London School of Economics), Diego Puga (CEMFI), Helen Simpson (University of Bristol), Daniel Sturm (London School of Economics).

    Scientific Committee: Donald Davis (Columbia University), Gilles Duranton (University of Pennsylvania), Henry Overman (London School of Economics), Kurt Schmidheiny (University of Basel), Daniel Sturm (London School of Economics).

    UEA Website at:


    Private accommodation

  • Air BnB offers a various types of accommodation for a wide range of budgets. The venue postcode is WC2A 3PH (if searching by proximity).
  • Hostels

    London has a number of modern hostels, especially around King’s Cross St Pancras, and Bloomsbury. Prices range from £18 pernight for a bed in a shared dorm to £120 per night for a private room (for 3-8 people). Examples:

  • Generator (King’s Cross)
  • Smart Hostels (Russel Square)
  • Low cost hotels
    There are a range of contemporary low-cost hotels in the city which offer small but clean, stylish rooms to guests. These can range anywhere from £60-£150 per night (depending on demand). Examples:

  • Hub by Premier Inn (King’s Cross, Goodge Street or Covent Garden)
  • Z Hotel group (Covent Garden or Shoreditch are cheapest)
  • Travelodge (various properties at King’s Cross, Euston, Covent Garden and Farringdon)
  • Premier Inn (larger rooms than their Hub range and at a similar price bracket - nearest are Red Lion Street and Euston Road)
  • Other Hotels
    The nearest hotel is Club Quarters Lincoln’s Inn Fields (they also have branches at St Paul’s and Trafalgar Sqaure. Rooms range from £99-£250 per night.


    Participants are expected to adhere to the CEP Events Code of Conduct.

    This event will take place in SAL 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, Sir Arthur Lewis Building, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH.

    The building is labelled SAL on the map. Enter the building via Lincoln's Inn Fields.

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