23rd ERSA Summer School 2010

23rd ERSA summer school 2010
Productivity and Financing of Regional Infrastructure
10-19 August 2010 Sweden

Dealine for application is March 10th 2010

The European Regional Science Association is offering the opportunity to participate in the 23rd ERSA Summer School that will be held August 10th – August 19th 2010 both in Stockholm and Jönköping, Sweden. The event is funded by the European Investment Bank Luxembourg, the Center for Transport Studies at KTH in Stockholm, and Jönköping University.


The goal of the 23rd ERSA Summer School is to provide PhD-students and young researchers with
· advanced training in various fields related to productivity and financing of regional infrastructure
· an opportunity to present and discuss own research,
· skills and knowledge to advance their careers as researchers.


In the Summer School you can expect ten highly focused and intense days of advanced training, student presentations and discussion, and discussion of career strategies. Two excursions, one in Stockholm, and one in Jönköping, will complete the unique experience of this Summer School. The graduation dinner will be held in combination with a boat trip on the lake Vättern.


The Summer School will be focused on the issues of Productivity and Financing of Regional Infrastructure. In a format of combined lectures and hands on training provided by top-level experts, we will deal with the following areas in the advanced training component:
· Measuring productivity effects of regional infrastructure investment,
· Financing infrastructure investment,
· Spatial Econometrics,
· Cost Benefit Analysis,
· Spatial Computable General Equilibrium Models,
· Road pricing,
· Private-Public Partnerships.


As of current planning, the following persons have agreed to give a keynote lecture at the Summer School:
· Åke Andersson, Jönköping University, Sweden
· Ken Button, George Mason University, Washington, USA
· Lars Hultkrantz, Örebro University, Sweden
· Stef Proost, KU Leuven, Belgium
· Piet Rietfeld, Amsterdam Free University, Netherlands
· Roger Vickerman, University of Kent, Great Britain
· Roberto Patuelli (University of Lugano)

Furthermore, the following persons are involved in teaching at the Summer School
· Oleg Badunenko, DIW Berlin, Germany
· Jonas Eliasson, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
· Christian von Hirschhausen, TU Berlin, Germany
· Olga Ivanona, TNO Dutch Organization for Applied Research, Netherlands
· Andreas Kappeler, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
· Johan Klaesson, Jönköping University, Sweden
· Artem Korzhenevych, Kiel University, Germany
· Lars-Göran Mattson, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
· Andreas Stephan, Jönköping University, Sweden
· Timo Välilä, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg


ERSA is looking for participants with the following characteristics:
· doctoral / PhD students or junior researchers with less than 10 years experience;
· research experience in one or more of the topics of the Summer School;
· serious intentions for entering a research career;

Among participants fulfilling these criteria preference will be given to women and participants from Central and East-European countries.


Participants will be selected by the local organizing committee primarily according to the above mentioned criteria. In addition to these criteria, the organizers will look for an international mix of participants. The number of participants is limited to 30.

Deadline for to apply: March 10th 2010

More information visit ERSA website



Andreas Stephan
ERSA 2010 Summer School Chair
Associate professor
Department of Economics at the Jönköping International Business School

For more information of ERSA, visit ERSA website  or contact

Marie Hervo – ERSA Executive Director

ERSA is the supranational grouping of national regional science associations across Europe. Members of the Regional Science Association are academics, policy professionals and researchers interested in spatial economics and planning, regional and local development and related issues.