Friday, March 11, 2011


The Regional Science Association International organizes its 1st Summer Course, with the theme Regional and Urban Economics, Theory, Analysis and Operational Models that will be held between June 13th until June 21st 2011 in Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal.
The RSAI Summer Course offers an integrated structure of training, active participation, and discussion for PhD students and young researchers in regional science.
The summer course will be focused on the issue Regional and Urban Economics, Theory, Analysis and Operational Models. In a format of combined lectures and hands on training provided by top-level experts that will lectures the following themes of regional science: Urban and regional economics; Spatial econometrics and Operational models of regional economies.


Application Process

 Master student, doctoral, PhD students and other applicants who want to participate in the summer course should submit the Application Form (download file) by email to
This Application Form must be accompanied by:
  • Name and address of two researchers who are willing to write a letter of recommendation (may include the doctoral / PhD supervisor)
  • Scientific CV.
  • Application Form (Abstract submission): 11th March
  • Notification of accepted abstracts: until 17th March 
  • Paper submission: 17th April
  • Notification of accepted papers: until 22th April

 The registration fee is 200 euro (The number of participants is limited to 25).
 It includes: attending all lectures, study visit, coffee/tea, lunches, official dinner, and accommodation in double room (Terceira Mar Hotel).
The Programme/ Schedule is available online at

Urban and Regional Economics - Prof. Jose Pedro Pontes (Technical University of Lisbon)
Econometrics in Regional Science - Prof. Mark Partridge (Ohio State University) and Prof. Alessandra Faggian (University of Southampton)
Interregional General Equilibrium Models - Prof. Eduardo Haddad (University of S. Paulo)
How to Publish a Paper? - Prof. Mark Partridge (Ohio State University)
Frontier Research in Urban and Regional Development - Prof. Ping Wang (Washington University)


The venue is the University of Azores in the city of Angra do Heroismo, Terceira Island.

Address: University of Azores
Campus de Angra do Heroismo
Rua Capitão João d'Ávila – Pico da Urze
PT - 9700-042 Angra do Heroismo
Açores, Portugal

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