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INFER Workshop on Economic Geography, Agglomeration and Environment

September 24th – 25th, 2015
University of Corsica, Corte (France)

Jointly organized by
INFER (International Network for Economic Research)
LISA (Laboratory « Places, Identities, Spaces and Activities ») UMR CNRS

Workshop Objectives :

The aim of this workshop is to provide an opportunity to researchers to exchange their ideas on agglomeration and environment. We wish to focus the discussions around two main topics : first, the economic dynamics of regions and urban expansion on which researchers can broach the questions of the cities and regions size, specialization and inter-connexions in a globalized world economy ; second, the effects of agglomeration process on the environment, the impact on citizens welfare, on firms and people location choices, the environmental policies that may be set up and their impact on the agglomeration dynamics.

We invite researchers to submit both empirical and theoretical papers that are broadly consistent with at least one of these subjects.

The special topic of the workshop will be Economic Geography, Agglomeration and Environment. Papers that address these questions through the field of (New) Economic Geography are especially welcomed.

Keynote Speakers :

We are happy to welcome the following internationally distinguished keynote speakers :
Philip McCann (University of Groningen)
Michael Rauscher (University of Rostock)
Cees Withagen (VU University Amsterdam)

Organization :

The workshop is jointly organized by

  • INFER (International Network for Economic Research)
  • UMR LISA (Laboratory « Places, Identities, Spaces and Activities »)

INFER is a non-profit international scientific organization that stimulates research and research networking in all fields of economics through international workshops and conferences. For more details, see the INFER website at :

UMR « Lieux, Identités, eSpaces et Activités » (LISA) has as main objective to study the relations between nature and society, in their spatial, temporal and symbolic dimensions. Its purpose is to :

  • Explore from a specific angle -that of island spaces and societies- the paradigm of sustainable development : the insular space becomes a "place" of analysis and understanding of the complexity that this concept has.
  • Help to define the sustainable management of territories. Again the insular space may be the "place" for an experimental simulation of sustainable development policies.

Organizing Committee :

Julien Ciucci (University of Corsica, UMR LISA)
Corinne Idda (University of Corsica, UMR LISA)
Marie Antoinette Maupertuis (University of Corsica, UMR LISA)
Sandrine Noblet (University of Corsica, UMR LISA)
Camelia Turcu (University of Orléans, INFER)
Cordelius Ilgmann (European Central Bank, INFER)

Scientific Committee :

Olivier Beaumais (University of Rouen)
Fabio Cerina (University of Cagliari)
Julien Ciucci (University of Corsica, UMR LISA)
Mouez Fodha (University Paris 1)
Julie Le Gallo (University Franche Comté)
Julien Martin (UQAM - Université du Québec à Montréal)
Inmaculada Martinez-Zarzoso (Georg-August University of Goettingen)
Marie Antoinette Maupertuis (University of Corsica, UMR LISA)
Florian Mayneris (UCL - Université Catholique de Louvain)
Sandrine Noblet (University of Corsica, UMR LISA)
Michael Pflüger (University of Würzburg)
Jens Suedekum (University of Dusseldorf)
Camelia Turcu (University of Orléans, INFER)

Registration and Registration Fee :

The registration fee for presenting and non-presenting participants will be :

  • INFER members : 60 EUR
  • other participants : 120 EUR

Please note : the annual membership fee for private INFER members is 25 EUR only (institutional INFER members 200 EUR). You are invited to become a member.
The registration fee includes all lunches and drinks. It doesn’t include travel and accommodation expenses. All workshop participants have to register for the workshop. Please note that paper submission is not regarded as a registration. Registration can be done as follows :

- by the INFER website + PayPal

Please register on the INFER website ( Payment can be done via PayPal on the website. Note that you can use the same website to become an INFER member.

Deadline for registration and payment : September 10th, 2015
In case of late registration, the fees will be increased by 50 %.

Location and Travelling :

The workshop takes place at the University of Corsica, 7 avenue Jean Nicoli, 20250 Corte (France). Corte is located in the center of Corsica. Corte was the capital of the Corsican independent state during the period of Pasquale Paoli. Corte is the headquarter of the University of Corsica Pasquale Paoli, opened in 1981, which hosts approximately 4 000 students.

How to get to Corte from Bastia Airport ?

Bastia Airport is located at 22 km from the city center of Bastia and is connected with several European destinations, mainly by Air France. You can join the city center of Bastia :

Accommodation :

Participants are responsible for their travel and accommodation arrangements. The enrolment fee does not cover accommodation. We recommend you :

Further Information :
Questions may be directed to the local workshop organizer :
Corinne Idda
Email :
Phone : 04 20 20 21 64

Questions about INFER may be directed to the Chair of the INFER Workshop Committee, Camelia Turcu (University of Orléans and INFER) :
Email :

Please note that the call for papers for the INFER workshop at the University of Corsica (September 24th – 25th, 2015) has been updated.
Philip McCann (University of Groningen) will join the workshop as a keynote speaker