The Economics of Cities

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Event Details

25 March 2019 at 9:00 am – 26 March 2019 at 5:00 pm
Monash University, 900 Dandenong Road, Building H, Level 9, Room 9.14, Caulfield East, Victoria 3145
Economics; Global Business


The Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES) at Monash Business School and Infrastructure Victoria invite you and your colleagues to a two-day workshop on the ‘Economics of Cities’.

The workshop will cover economic issues facing cities in both the developed and developing worlds. The workshop intends to bring together academics, economists, planners, modellers and geographers from the public and private sectors to explore the multifaceted theoretical and practical challenges of dealing with the emergence and growth of cities in a globalising world.

The workshop has been arranged to coincide with the visit of Professor Tony Venables to the CDES. Professor Venables is the BP Professor of Economics at Oxford University and Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies. He is one of the originators of the new economic geography, co-authoring the influential book The spatial economy: cities, regions and international trade with Paul Krugman and Masahisa Fujita, as well as numerous academic papers on spatial economics, international trade and natural resources .

The workshop program will include:

  • a presentation by Professor Venables
  • presentation of research papers by participants
  • panel sessions on economic issues facing cities, including Professor Venables and other experts.

Numbers will be strictly limited to facilitate active interaction among participants.

Submitting an abstract

If you would like to submit an abstract for presentation of a paper, please email the abstract to by Monday 25 February.


Registration close on 8 March 2019.

We look forward to your attendance and participation at this workshop.