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Call for papers SEA 2020


XIV World Conference of the Spatial Econometrics Association 2020

The Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics (CEnSE) at Jönköping International Business School is proud to be hosting the XIV World Conference of the Spatial Econometrics Association (SEA).

Following the tradition of previous SEA conferences, this conference is designed to bring together leading-edge views of senior academic scholars and mix them with the critical and creative views of post-docs and PhD students engaged in their thesis work. We welcome researchers from various fields, among others: Spatial econometrics, economic geography, regional economics, and urban and regional planning.

When: 24-26 June, 2020

Where: Jönköping, Sweden

Abstract submission deadline: January 31, 2020 (submit via seajibs.com)


Keynote speakers (additional keynotes will be announced shortly):

Xiaodong Liu, University of Colorado Boulder

Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, London School of Economics


Publications: Papers presented at this conference will be considered for publication in a special issue in the Journal of Spatial Econometrics.

Jean Paelinck Prize for Young Researchers: The prize is established to recognize and honour the outstanding career and contributions of Professor Jean Paelinck, an internationally recognized spatial econometrician of outstanding merit, who is viewed as one of the founders of the field of spatial econometrics. The Jean Paelinck Prize for Young Researchers aims to recognize the research of junior scientists in Spatial Econometrics through paper presentation and in-depth discussion. Upon acceptance, competing papers will be presented in the Jean Paelinck Sessions, where the young researchers will be given extra time for presentation and receiving feedback. Every paper will be assigned to a discussant, and the sessions will be chaired by senior scientists. The winner will receive 300 Euros. All accepted papers will benefit from a reduced registration fee to the conference.

Sceintific committee:

Giuseppe Arbia, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart

Anil Bera, University of Illinois

Roger Bivand, Norwegian School of Economics

Jean Paul Elhorst, University of Groningen

Bernard Fingleton, University of Cambridge

Lung-Fei Lee University, Ohio State University

Julie Le Gallo, Agrosup Dijon, University Bourgogne Franche-Comté

Gianfranco Piras, Catholic University of America

Yang Zhenlin, Singapore Management University


Jönköping is conveniently located between Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö/Copenhagen. The city is beautifully situated along the southern shore of lake Vättern. With its international university and 140,000 inhabitants, Jönköping is full of life all year round. The interest in food is great in the city where you will find a variety of restaurants and cafés. For nature lovers and botanists, the region is a paradise with nature reserves, hiking trails, lovely views and one of Sweden’s largest oak forests

The overall mission of CEnSE is to organize, support, and carry out innovative, high-quality, basic, applied as well as policy relevant research on entrepreneurship and spatial economics. For more information about CEnSE, please visit our website: center.hj.se/cense

More information about the conference, Jönköping, CEnSE, the Journal of Spatial Econometrics, Jean Paelinck Prize for Young Researchers etc. can be found on: seajibs.com



Professor Johan Klaesson (Director of CEnSE)

Associate Professor Mikaela Backman (Co-director of CEnSE)

Assistant Professor Sofia Wixe (Co-director of CEnSE)

Sofie Grahnat (Administrator of CEnSE)

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