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Research Seminars in Economic Geography

The Research Seminars in Economic Geography take place at LSE throughout term time. They are regularly led by PhD students in Economic Geography from LSE, but occasionally play host to external speakers as well. Attendance and presentation for researchers and visitors to the Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC) is also encouraged.

The latest series of seminars and speakers can be found below. Unless otherwise stated, the seminars take place at 4pm in room OLD 3.28. For further details, please contact the Department.

29th April 2015 - Piero Montebruno
Effect of Chilean school occupations on test scores:  The opportunity cost of being a revolutionary

6th May 2015 - Ted Pinchbeck
Taking care of the budget - doctor incentives and patient outcomes under recent NHS reforms

13th May 2015 - Andrea Ascani
Multinational firms and cross-border takeovers

20th May 2015 - Andrea Filippetti
Who gets trained, and who does it help? Training and employability between North and South in Italy

27th May 2015 - Marco Di Cataldo
Organised crime, elections and public spending: evidence from Southern Italy

3rd June 2015 - David Nguyen
How the Regional Environment Influences Firm Internationalisation: The Case of Germany

10th June 2015 - Paula Prenzel
Taking Attendance: Primary School Provision and Regional Demographic Change in Germany

17th June 2015 - Davide Luca
State bureaucracies: obstacle or complement to effective development policies? Evidence from Turkey’s management of public investment

24th June 2015 - 4pm - 5:30pm (2 presenters):

  • Ying Chen
    The efficacies of establishing Chinese national development zones
  • Tianye Wang
    Regional Impact of Beeching Axe

1st July 2015 - 4pm - 5:30pm (2 presenters):

  • Hayoung Kim
    The Impact of Supply Constraints on Implicit Prices of Housing Structures
  • Cheng Keat Tang
    Urban Structure and Crime