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Call for Applications to the Inaugural NARSC/NERSA Summer School: “An
Integrated Assessment of Climate Change Adaptation Plans for New York City’s Waterfront.”

The North American Regional Science Council (NARSC), in collaboration with the Northeastern Regional Science Association (NERSA), and Cornell AAP NYC, is pleased to announce that the inaugural NARSC/NERSA summer school will be held on the Cornell Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City from June 27th to July 1st 2022.

The thematic focus of this year’s summer school will be “An Integrated  Assessment of Climate Change Adaptation Plans for New York City’s Waterfront.”  

Program at a Glance
This Summer School will provide an immersive experience for 12 to 15 Ph.D. students, or post-doctoral researchers who have completed their doctoral studies within the last five years, to work together in interdisciplinary teams to examine aspects of implementing the “New York City Comprehensive
Waterfront Plan” and the “Financial District and Seaport Climate Resilience Master Plan” in the Lower Manhattan Waterfront. Tutorials on theories and methods relevant to this work will be provided.


Participants will be expected to study background materials prior to the summer school and collaborate with other participants after the event to complete a project report and scholarly papers for presentation at the November 2022 NARSC meetings in Montreal and submission to a regional science
journal for publication in a special issue. 

Applications are invited from domestic and international Ph.D. students or post-doctoral scholars who have completed their doctoral studies within the last five years in relevant physical and social sciences and will be vetted by an admissions panel. Applicants should submit in a single PDF document a onepage CV and a one-page cover letter describing their motivation for joining the summer school and listing their relevant studies and skills. The PDF document should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


In selecting participants the admissions panel will seek to balance applicants’  disciplinary backgrounds, skills, genders, ages, and regions of origin.

For additional information, contact: NERSA Administration
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Funding opportunity webinar: Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences

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The Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences program supports basic scientific research about the nature, causes and consequences of the spatial distribution of human activity and environmental processes, from the community level to the global level.

The program welcomes proposals that creatively integrate scientific and critical approaches while engaging rigorous quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods in novel ways.

An informational webinar will be held on Friday, April 22 from 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern. Registration is required. 

Researchers, administrative staff and others in the social, behavioral and economic sciences community are encouraged to attend. Featured speakers include acting NSF Deputy Assistant Director for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Antoinette Winklerprins and NSF program directors Kendra McLauchlan, Tom Evans and Jeremy Koster.

Register here.

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National Economic Conference on Inclusive Economic Development and Recovery

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The National Economic Conference on Inclusive Economic Development and Recovery, held jointly by the Upjohn InstituteEconomic Development Quarterly, and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City.

The virtual conference explores the impact of COVID-19 on economic inequality and assesses strategies for promoting inclusive economic development. Sessions include:

·         Framing the Conversation on COVID and Inequity

o    Presentation topics include the relationship between income inequality and change, credit availability for minority business owners, and the evolution of under-resourced communities.

·         The Paycheck Protection Program and its Implications for Inclusivity 

o    Presentation topics include banking deserts, racial and spatial impacts, and bank types and inclusivity.

·         Prospects and Opportunities for Equitable Entrepreneurship 

o    Presentation topics include entrepreneurship among undocumented people and COVID effects on small businesses and entrepreneurial firms.

·         Place-based Approaches for Inclusion 

o    Presentation topics include resident-centric economic development, and broadband use and inclusive prosperity.

·         Has COVID Derailed Efforts on Equity? 

o    Presentation topics include COVID effects on urban inequality and on diverse populations.

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Download the full agenda or register now.

Session moderators are Mike Horrigan, Randy Eberts, Tim Bartik and George Erickcek of the Upjohn Institute and Howard Wial of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City. See a full list of speakers on the biographies page.

The conference will generate a dialogue between researchers, practitioners, and policymakers. Much of the research presented at the conference and the conference’s proceedings will be included in a special issue of Economic Development Quarterly, the premiere applied academic journal on economic and workforce development issues.

Registration is open now. Register here!

The conference is free. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Call for Papers: Spatial Economic Analysis special issue on Spatial Macroeconomics

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In macroeconomics, the spatial dimension has usually been overlooked. This abstraction implicitly treats regions within countries and other spatial units as homogeneous and ignores spatial mechanisms between and within regions. In this special issue, we seek contributions that show how regional economics, economic geography and spatial econometrics can talk to macroeconomics.

As such, we gather empirical and methodological contributions that analyze how location choices by firms and households affect the spatial distribution of macroeconomic activity (GDP, employment, consumption, inflation, etc). We also seek papers that model and estimate spatial macroeconomic environments with a potentially large number of heterogeneous locations, that analyze the spatial diffusion of macroeconomic shocks and that analyze empirically the macroeconomic effects of networks in production, consumption, and alike. This agenda is likely to become a leading research area that is of interest both to scholars and policy-makers.

For more information, go to : https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/special_issues/spatial-macroeconomics/

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