Workshop on Geodata and Economics

The Institute of Economics at TU Braunschweig and the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim are jointly organizing a workshop on modern applications of geospatial data in economics.

All papers should have an empirical focus and make use of geospatial data. Submissions from all fields of economics (e.g. development economics, regional or urban economics, environmental economics or economic history) and related fields will be considered. We also encourage applications focusing directly on the properties of geospatial data, remote sensing, and/or machine learning. PhD students and young researchers (post-docs and APs) are particularly welcome to submit their latest research.


The deadline for submission of (preliminary) papers is

28 February 2018.

Both full papers and extended abstracts will be considered.

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The workshop will be held in an all plenary format. Each paper will be allocated 45 minutes, including the presentation, an assigned discussion, and a floor debate. Participation is free of charge.

The workshop aims to provide a platform for young scientists to network, exchange ideas, and promote their latest innovative research using nighttime lights and/or other geospatial data.

We have negotiated reduced rates at local hotels. Accommodation and travel expense cannot be covered. Participants are expected to cover the workshop dinner on their own expense.

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Braunschweig , Germany

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