SPOLOČNOSŤ PRE REGIONÁLNU VEDU A POLITIKU

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Workshop on the Future of Cohesion Policy Evaluation

Department of Public Administration and Regional Development invites you to a workshop on the FUTURE OF COHESION POLICY EVALUATION which will be held on 6TH NOVEMBER, 2015 at the University of Economics in Bratislava
The workshop is organized with the support of the Foundation of Bank VÚB (Intesa Sanpaolo Group), Department of Public Administration and Regional Development and the Slovak Section of European Regional Science Association within the project eVALU8. The main objective of this workshop is to bring together experts on cohesion policy evaluation from the academic sphere and political practice.

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5th ERSA Winter Seminar of Regional Science – Fruitful and Cosy

It is my great pleasure to be writing this short personal reflection of the 5th ERSA Winter Seminar of Regional Science which took place from 11th to 14th March 2015. Since this was my first Winter Seminar ever, I really had not known before what to expect. Of course, being a social scientist, I carried out vigorous investigation and both quantitative and qualitative analysis prior to the event. This was to be later compared with my personal observation and collection of data. All people from the representative sample whom I asked to comment and reveal some intriguing facts about the seminar said that it is a rather smaller but nevertheless an interesting event with a cosy atmosphere in the field of regional science. Even the official mission statement said that the main objective is to bring creative academic debate on current issues of regional science and practice of regional policy in an attractive environment and relaxed atmosphere. So let me briefly go over the event and provide some hard evidence to either confirm or refute this rather challenging hypothesis.

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Program of the 5th Winter Seminar

Finally we have 18 papers and a key note lecture by professor Christoph Weiss (WU Wien) on Information and Price Dispersion in Space: Theory and Evidence. In addition we will have several joint leisure time activities and a gala diner in the end. Please find the program below.

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Announcement: Christoph Weiss is our new key note speaker

We have to inform you that our guest speaker professor Attila Varga will not attend the seminar due to health problems. We are happy to announce that our key note speaker will be Christoph Weiss (WU Wien, Austria) and he will have a lecture on Information and Price Dispersion in Space: Theory and Evidence. Christoph Weiss is Professor of Economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria). His research interests are in industrial organization, food and agricultural economics and economic policy. His recent research is devoted to the impact of spatial competition on firms’ pricing decision, the relationship between consumer information and the distribution of prices as well as the impact of firm organization on product quality and reputation.

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Accommodation Information for Winter Seminar Participants

The 5th Winter Seminar of Regional Science will take place in the mountain resort of High Tatras on 11th-14th March 2015 in the Hotel Sorea Trigan at Štrbské Pleso (GPS: E 20° 3' 57" N 49° 6' 56"). The seminar begins on 11th March afternoon at 3 pm with a keynote lecture Economic impact assessment of EU regional innovation policies by Attila Varga, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Regional Studies, University of Pécs, Hungary.