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Congress News

including news about:
 - Congress opening ceremony
 - plenary lectures now added to the website
 - inaugural lecture for the journal - Spatial Economic Analysis 
 - photos of awards ceremony and technical excursion

ERSA 2008 opening ceremony

Click to listen to opening welcome by Prof Peter Batey




Listen to welcome by Professor Peter Batey at the Congress opening ceremony.

Plenary Lectures

Four plenary lectures were presented at the Liverpool Convention Centre during the earlier part of the Congress on Wednesday 27th August and Thursday 28th August.

Edward Glaeser (Harvard)
‘The economics of place-making policies’

John Flamson (Liverpool)
‘Liverpool’s regeneration: context, challenges and lessons’

Sir Alan Wilson (University College London)
‘The general urban model: retrospect and prospect’

Tony Venables(Oxford)
‘Economic development through the lens of economic geography’

To view the powerpoint presentations and listen again to the lectures, go to plenary lectures

Inaugural lecture for the journal – Spatial Economic Analysis

The Economic Geography of Globalisation: Technology, Institutions and Multinationals

The 2008 lecture was presented by Phil McCann (University of Waikato, New Zealand), a member of the editorial team, followed by a reception, hosted by the journal’s publishers, Taylor and Francis.

Opening Ceremony and Plenary Sessions Photos

Regional Science Association International Awards Photos

Technical Excursion 3 : Urban Public Realm and World Heritage Site Photos