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Call for Papers: 6th Halle Forum on Urban Economic Growth

April 7th-8th, 2016 in Halle (Saale)

The Halle Forum on Urban Economic Growth – established in 2006 – aims at bringing together original economic and interdisciplinary papers that cast some light on new developments in theoretical and empirical research on economic growth and development in urban environments. The forum should also give PhD students an opportunity for presenting and discussing their research results. Papers may focus on issues like

  • cities and creative quarters as seedbeds for innovation
  • urban infrastructure and the accessibility of cities
  • European and national policies for urban development
  • measurement of urban development
  • the impact of formal and informal institutions on the development of cities and metropolitan regions
  • the role of metropolitan regions as nodes in the network of global cities
  • economic and social aspects of cities in post-socialist countries

The 6th Halle Forum has a special focus on the impact of European integration on urban development: Cities in the Process of European Integration: Where are the Winners – and are there Losers?

Scholars with new research results on this issue are especially encouraged to submit contributions to the conference.

No registration fee will be charged. A number of hotel rooms at preferential rates will be available for participants.
Keynote speakers will be announced soon.

In the evening of April 7th, a special Policy Session will be held on the impact of European policy on urban development.

Submission of Papers or Abstracts

Please submit a complete paper or an abstract up to 800 words, including - name and affiliation of the author(s) - title of the presentation - objectives - methods - expected results - keywords and JEL classification to

Deadline for submissions: February 15th, 2016

Authors will be informed about the acceptance of submitted papers by February 20th, 2016

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