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SERC Annual Conference 2017

The SERC Annual Conference took place at the London School of Economics on 18-19 May.


SERC Annual Conference 2016


Date: 26-27 May 2016 | Venue: LSE - TW2 9.04, 9th floor, Tower 2 Building, Clement's Inn, London WC2A.

The eighth annual SERC Conference will take place at the LSE from 26-27 May 2016.

The programme has now been finalised.

Map and Directions

SERC Annual Conference 2015 - call for papers

Date: 14-15 May 2015 | Venue: LSE - Room LRB 4.05, 4th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD

The seventh annual SERC Conference will take place at the LSE from 14-15 May 2015. Day one of the programme will be devoted to presentations from young presenters and the second day to senior SERC staff and affiliates.

Link to more information

SERC/ Grantham Institute Workshop

Adaptation, Green Growth and Urbanization Workshop

Date: 28 - 29 January 2014 | Venue: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

LSE’s Grantham Research Institute and the Spatial Economics Research Centre invite you to a joint workshop on adaptation, green growth and urbanization.

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together work (final or in-progress) addressing key questions and applying innovative methods and approaches at the frontier of adaptation, green growth and urbanisation research.

The workshop will consist of four sessions, arranged according to four major perspectives (development & growth; spatial; natural hazards; and policy), two key note speakerships and a roundtable with practitioners. Please see agenda for more details (PDF)

If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP to gri@lse.ac.uk.
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first- served basis.

SERC Lecture, 5 December 2013

The New Economics of Equilibrium Sorting and Policy Evaluation Using Housing Markets
Chris Timmins (Duke University)

Date: Thursday 5 December 2013 | Time: 1.00 - 5.00pm | Venue: Room 2.04, 2nd Floor, NAB

This lecture will cover the theory and implementation of estimable Tiebout sorting models. The discussion will cover the vertical and horizontal modeling paradigms from both a theoretical and applied perspective, along with how these models can be used to deal with shortcomings in the hedonic methodology. Discussion will also address computational methods associated with the implementation of sorting models, and extensions of the basic sorting model framework to deal with moving costs, dynamics and forward looking behavior, Roy sorting, and high-dimensional sorting problems.

To register please click on the following link and be sure to include your name, email address and affiliation: serc@lse.ac.uk

5th Annual SERC Conference, 14-15 May 2013

One significant part of the Spatial Economics Research Centre's mission is to contribute to capacity-building in this field by working and networking with young researchers. To pursue this aim, the Centre’s annual conference in May is held over two days, with the first half of the programme devoted to presentations based on current / recent PhD research, and the second to papers by SERC staff and affiliates, relating to the Centre’s own research. These sessions have been very successful in the past in terms of participation and feedback. Please click on the link for further information about the conference and how to submit a paper.

LSE Works: Spatial Economics Research Centre lecture

The Economic Future of British Cities: what should urban policy do?

SPEAKER: Professor Henry Overman

RESPONDENTS: Alexandra Jones, Adam Marshall

CHAIR: Professor Stuart Corbridge

DATES: Thursday 17th January, 2013

TIME: 6.30 - 8.00pm

VENUE: Hong Kong Theatre, LSE Clement House, Aldwych, London

Britain’s cities are facing profound challenges - both in the short run as a result of the recession and in the long run as a result of underlying structural change. In this lecture Henry Overman considers the nature of these challenges and considers what urban policy should do to help cities effectively respond to them.

Henry Overman is Professor of Economic Geography at the LSE and Director of the Spatial Economics Research Centre.

Alexandra Jones has been Chief Executive of the Centre for Cities since 2010. Prior to this, Alexandra led Ideopolis, the Cities team at The Work Foundation and worked in the former Department for Education and Employment.

Adam Marshall was named Director of Policy and External Affairs at the British Chambers of Commerce in July 2009. In this role, he represents the accredited UK Chamber network - with 104,000 companies employing over 5 million people - in Whitehall, Westminster, Brussels and the media. He holds degrees from Yale University (BA) and the University of Cambridge (MPhil, PhD).

LSE Works is a series of public lectures, that will showcase some of the latest research by LSE's Research Centres. In each session, LSE academics will present key research findings, demonstrating where appropriate the implications of their studies for public policy. A list of all the LSE Works lectures can be viewed online.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEworks | LSE Events Webpage

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email events@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6043.