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Halle Forum on Urban Economic Growth

 Organized by  The Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) Halle, Germany, November 23, 2006



Scope of the Conference

Due to an increasing international competition between cities and city regions, determinants of economic growth become key factors in urban development. The growth performance of urban regions is to a great extent dependent on economic, political, cultural and social processes and on the relationships and interactions of urban actors. The Halle Forum on Urban Economic Growth focuses on factors of economic growth and development in urban environments. It is planned to establish the Halle Forum biannually at the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) where scientists and practitioners are invited to exchange and discuss new research results on urban and regional economics.

Who should attend this conference?

• Scholars conducting research in the field of urban economic development stemming from economics, geography, sociology, urban and regional planning or other disciplines.
• Representatives of governmental organisations, representatives of business and trade associations concerned with urban and regional planning and development.
• All those interested in urban economics.


All prospective participants are encouraged to submit proposals for papers (abstracts 1-2
pages) on the conference theme including the following or similar topics:
• Empirical and theoretical advances in agglomeration economies,
• Entrepreneurship, innovation and urban economic growth,
• The impact of networks and milieus on urban economic growth,
• Knowledge spillover and technology transfer in urban innovation systems,
• Urban business development and local public policies,
• New patterns in hierarchies of cities,
• Urban sprawl and integration of migrants.

Time schedule

Deadline for abstract submission: April 30, 2006.

Please send an e-mail marked “Halle Forum on Urban Economic Growth” and attach your
abstracts (including personal contact information and institutional affiliation) as a worddocument
to kerstin.wagner@iwh-halle.de and annett.hartung@iwh-halle.de. The file should
be named with the last name of the first author.

Decision of paper acceptance: before May 31, 2006.


Dr. Kerstin Wagner, kerstin.wagner@iwh-halle.de
Phone: +49-0345-77 53 781
Conference Location
Halle Institute for Economic Research
Kleine Maerkerstraße 8
D-06108 Halle, Germany


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