New Economic & Statistical Perspectives on Urban & Territorial Themes

International workshop NESPUTT 2019

21-22 November 2019 - University of Milano - Bicocca

Final version of the programme

The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Economics, Psychology and Social Sciences (CISEPS) and the Department of Economics, Management and Statistics (DEMS) at the University of Milan-Bicocca in collaboration with the Regional Economic Modelling Team (REMO) of the European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) are organizing an international workshop entitled New Economic & Statistical Perspectives on Urban and Territorial Themes (NESPUTT), which will take place in Milan on the 21st and 22nd of November 2019.

The workshop aims at fostering an interdisciplinary debate involving economists, statisticians, modellers and other social scientists towards a better understanding of contemporary regions and cities, viewed as complex socio-economic systems. The NESPUTT Workshop encourages contributions about new theoretical/methodological approaches and applied research from regional economics, behavioral economics, environmental economics, experimental economics, statistics and other quantitative disciplines.

The following list illustrates, but does not exhaust, possible topics applied to regional and urban themes:

· Behavioral economics

· Digital transformation

· Environmental economics

· Experimental economics

· Inequality

· Innovation and competitiveness

· Migration

· Nudging

· Regional divide

· Regional economic adjustment and development

· Small areas

· Social exclusion

· Social mobility

· Spatial modelling/statistics/econometrics

Participation of interested researchers and policy makers from all countries is welcome.

Endorsed by Global Labor Organization; Italian Statistical Society.


The NESPUTT workshop will publish an electronic “Papers and Proceedings” edition highlighting selected papers from the meeting. You must indicate that your paper is to be included in the proceedings.

Important dates

  • 18 July 2019 - Extended deadline for abstract submission.

  • 20 July 2019 - Acceptance notification.

  • 20 September 2019 - Deadline for early registration.

  • 30 October 2019 - Standard registration deadline.

  • 21-22 November 2019 - Workshop at the University of Milano-Bicocca.