Call for submission abstracts – VI Seminar for New Academic Researchers (SNAR) 2023

Call for submission abstracts – VI Seminar for New Academic Researchers (SNAR) 2023


The Faculty of Economics and Business of the Open University of Catalonia, in Barcelona, is pleased to host the VI Seminar for New Academic Researchers (SNAR) 2023.

Following the aims and scope of the previous successful editions, the SNAR seeks to gather a group of researchers, academics, and students (PhD candidates or graduates) to share previous, current, and potential future works among all participants rather than presenting a specific research paper, with the main purpose of guiding new researchers in developing their long-term careers. Thus, we especially invite you to present a line of research (past, present, or future), or a project in which you are involved (or that you are interested in) rather than a specific article. This year, the seminar will be completed with training courses such as how to write a literature review, GIS methods (i.e. how to do a good map) and other practical aspects such as existing international grants, how to write a research project, how to carry out a review, or practical aspects of how to write a paper and choose the appropriate journal.

We encourage contributions on topics related (but not limited) to the diverse fields involved in regional science and input-output analysis: economics, econometrics, urban planning, geography, tourism, inequality, health and welfare, impact evaluation, structural analysis…

The format of the Seminar will be hybrid: all sessions (i.e., practical courses, panel sessions and lectures) will be available in a virtual platform. Therefore, registration and attendance to the SNAR may be onsite or online, indistinctly.

The participants will benefit from the knowledge and experience of Professor Geoffrey J.D. Hewings (REAL – University of Illinois) and other senior researchers attending this event. All the valuable comments and suggestions shared during the meeting will also contribute to building a network of researchers interested in regional economic development and Economic geography.

Please, confirm your willingness to participate in this Seminar by sending your abstract to, including your name(s), affiliation(s), type of assistance (online or onsite), main topic and 3-5 keywords. The Seminar will be held on September 14-15, 2023 in Barcelona (Spain), at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the Open University of Catalonia.

Come to check it out and spread the word! Looking forward to meeting you all in Barcelona.


Submission of abstracts: July 15th, 2023.

Notification of acceptance: July 22nd, 2023.


More information about the event will be sent soon.


Carles Méndez-Ortega & Julie Wilson





Carles Méndez-Ortega (Open University of Catalonia, Spain)



André Carrascal (University of Oviedo, Spain)

Raquel Langarita (University of Zaragoza, Spain)

Fernando Bermejo Patón (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)

Fernando Rubiera Morollón (Universidad de Oviedo, Spain)

Oliver Rafaj (University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia)




Julie Wilson (Open University of Catalonia, Spain)


Carles Méndez-Ortega (Open University of Catalonia, Spain)


Josep Maria Arauzo-Carod (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain)

Pavel Bednář (Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic)

David Castells-Quintana (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain)

Rafael Garduño (CIDE, Mexico)

Diana Gutiérrez Posada (University of Oviedo, Spain)

Grzegorz Micek (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

Luiz C. Ribeiro (Universidad Federal de Sergipe, Brasil)

Joan Torrent-Sellens (Open University of Catalonia, Spain)

Laura Varela Candamio (University of A Coruña, Spain)