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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.

13th January:
Raphael Fuhrer, Institute for Transport Planning and Systems of Zurich (IVT)
Transport supply, spatial economies, and state evolvement

20th January:
Alessandro Sforza
Shocks and firms’ organizations: who pays the bill?

27th January:
Alex Jaax
China on the upper rungs of the ladder: Sino-Vietnamese trade and firm-level dynamics in Vietnam

3rd February:
Ana Moreno-Monroy, Rovira i Virgili University, visiting LSE
Measurement and Determinants of Income Segregation: Evidence from Brazil

10th February:
Piero Montebruno
Surrogacy in the United States: Exploring the Effects of Legislation and Documenting the Consequences on Marriage, Births, Out-of-Wedlock Births and Divorce

24th February:
Paula Prenzel
Demographic Change and Skill Composition in German Regions

2nd March:
Susanne Frick
The performance of Special Economic Zones: drivers and challenges

9th March:
David Nguyen
Proximity to MNEs and Firm Internationalisation: The Case of Germany

16th March:
CK Tang (LSE)
The Impact of London Congestion Charge on Housing Prices

23rd March:
Ying Chen (LSE)
Heterogeneous effects of Chinese development zones and their impact on city growth