This year The Regional Science Academy (TRSA) are joining the 21st Uddevalla Symposium 2018 and invites you to a Pre Symposia Advanced Brainstorm Carrefour (ABC) on the theme:
Remote and Lagging Regions: Issues and Opportunities
Date: Wednesday - June 13th, 2018
Place of venue: Luleå University of Technology Room A3521 – Building A, Luleå, Sweden
Hosts: Uddevalla Symposium 2018 and Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden
Scientific Programme of ABC
10:00 Peter Nijkamp - Greeting and introduction to the program
Chair of the session – Gordon Mulligan
10:15 Alexandra Tsvetkova and Mark Partridge – Local ability to “rewire” and
socio-economic performance: Evidence from U.S. counties after the Great
Recession with a focus on low performers.
11:00 Peter Nijkamp, Ed Glaeser and Karima Kourtit – Cultural forerunners among
cities: An International Comparison with a focus on cities in lagging and
11:45 Lunch Break - Unik Kitchen & Café
Chair of the session – Alexandra Tsvetkova
13:30 Amit Batabyal – The magnification of a lagging region’s initial economic
disadvantage on the balanced growth Path
14:00 Thomas Ejdemo and Daniel Örtqvist – Economic Development Issues and
Opportunities in the Lulea Sweden Region.
14:30 Karima Kourtit – Superproximity and Regional Economic Development.
15:00 Coffee Break
Chair of the session – Johan Eklund
15:30 Roger R. Stough – Digital Ecosystems in Lagging and Remote Regions.
16:15 Martin Andersson, Niclas Lavesson and Mark Partridge – What explains
the geography of start-up rates? – New evidence from Sweden.
17:00 Adjourn for refreshments at the Unik Kitchen & Café