The 58th ERSA Congress – Places for People: Innovative, Inclusive and Liveable Regions

Because places matter, the 58th ERSA congress aims to put people back at the heart of regional and urban development with the purpose of examining how spatial and regional analysis can improve people’s lives.

The Congress will host a large variety of themes in spatial, regional, and urban economics, economic geography, and regional policy topics like local governance and institutions. As one of the largest academic conferences in regional science worldwide, the ERSA congress attracts approximately 800 participants from all continents every year. More information about the congress can be found here.

Nordregio’s participation

On behalf of Nordregio, Shinan Wang will present a work-in-progress paper in the session “Disparities and Sustainability in Europe”, hosted by the RELOCAL project team.

Titled “The evolution of regional inequalities in Europe”, the research is one output of the entire project, analysing patterns of regional inequality over time and whether differences among regions are growing wider or narrowing.

The importance of choosing the most appropriate regional level in order to measure both disparities and outcomes is another important topic covered by the research paper, focusing on data at smaller European geographic levels and the ways NUTS 3 can be used to further and deepen the analysis.