I International on-line Conference on Regional Science: “Cities and regions in times of COVID-19”

I International on-line Conference on Regional Science: “Cities and regions in times of COVID-19”

The Madrid Association of Regional Science and the Spanish Association of Regional Science are pleased to invite you to join in the I International on-line Conference on Regional Science, which will take place on November 26 and 27, 2020. The XLVI Spanish Conference of Regional Science has been postponed until 2021 due to health reasons. We know that this annual conference is the main multidisciplinary meeting point for regional science in Spain and it shows international projection, mainly in Europe and Latin America.


For this reason, we launch this new initiative of an on-line conference in order to these important dates to continue being a scope of exchange of ideas and collaborations among those interested in urban, spatial and regional research and affairs in this very particular year.


Given the exceptional circumstances that we are experiencing, we have considered that the theme of the congress should be focused on current events, so we have decided to title it, “Cities and regions in times of COVID-19”. This meeting will have the partnership of the University of Alcalá and the Madrid City Council.


The Organizing Committee wants to invite you to actively join in both areas within the I International on-line Conference Regional Science: sessions that will be broadcast, and the communication of scientific and academic posters.


The on-line sessions will be on November 26 and 27, 2020 and we encourage you to come and enjoy our city at the congress that we hope celebrating next year.



Thursday 26 November 2020


16:15 – 16:30            Institutional opening

Fernando Rubiera – President of the AECR

Javier de la Mata – Vice-rector for Research and Transfer of the University of Alcalá

City of Madrid

Juan de Lucio – President organizing committee


16: 30-18: 00             Round table (in English): Impacts of COVID-19 on cities and regions

Alessandra Faggian – The geography of COVID-19 and the structure of local economies

Philip McCann – Coronavirus economic shocks and discontent

Raúl Ramos – Labor markets impacts of COVID-19

Moderator: Vicente Royuela – Editor of Regional Research-Journal of Regional Research

18: 00-18: 30              Break

18: 30-19: 20              Invited conference:

Andrés Rodríguez-Pose – Cities in the post-COVID world

Moderator: María José Murgui – University of Valencia


Friday 27 November 2020


9: 00-10: 00             Poster presentation I

10.00-13: 00            Course on georeferencing

10: 00-11: 45            Daniel Arribas-Bel

11: 45-12: 00            Break

12: 00-13: 00           Federico Pablo- Martí



13: 00-14: 00            Poster presentation II



Attendance at presentations on the 26th: Free.

Complete registration to the congress:

Members: Free

 Non-members: € 100



Poster shipping: November 1

Poster acceptance: November 10

Registration (payment): November 20


Juan de Lucio, University of Alcalá

Andrés Maroto, Autonomous University of Madrid

Rubén Garrido, University of Alcalá




María José Murgui García, University of Valencia



Andrés Maroto Sánchez, Autonomous University of Madrid.

Juan de Lucio. University of Alcalá de Henares


Ana Viñuela Jiménez, REGIOlab – University of Oviedo Andre Carrascal Incera, Birmingham University

Blanca De Miguel Molina, Polytechnic University of València Emili Tortosa Ausina, Jaume I University and IVIE

Fabio Sforzi, Università degli Studi di Parma

Fernando López Hernández, Polit University. from Cartagena José Antonio Camacho Ballesta, University Institute for Regional Development Research – University of Granada Josep Maria Arauzo Carod, Rovira i Virgili University

Julia Salom Carrasco, Institute of Local Development

María Jesús Ruiz Fuensanta, University of Castilla La Mancha María Teresa Sanchis Llopis, University of Valencia and the Figuerola Institute of Social Sciences

Paloma Taltavull de la Paz, University of Alicante Rosina Moreno Serrano, University of Barcelona





Secretary of the AECR: Conxita Rodríguez

Telephone and fax: 00 34 93 310 11 12


AECR website:



On the second day, researchers will have the opportunity to present their scientific work in a special session organized for this purpose.


We hope your participation and see you soon online.

A cordial greeting,

The Organizing Committee

Link to the pdf of the Meeting brochure