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Session 8: The economics of cities (12 Nov 2020)

Session outline:

  • Unraveling the Internal Complexity of a Metropolitan Economy
    Geoffrey Hewings (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Modelling the effects of public transport megaprojects on the internal organization and growth of cities
    Alex Anas (University at Buffalo, State University of New York)

Discussant: Michael Wegener (Spiekermann & Wegener Urban and Regional Research)

Session Chair: Tianren Yang (University of Cambridge)


Bios of speakers, discussant and chair:

Photo Geoffrey Hewings

Geoffrey Hewings

is Director Emeritus of the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well as an Emeritus Professor in the Departments of Economics, Agricultural and Consumer Economics, Urban and Regional Planning, Geography and in the Institute of Government and Public Affairs


Photo Alex Anas

Alex Anas

is professor of economics at the State University of New York at Buffalo since 1991



Michael Wegener cropped

Michael Wegener

is a Partner at Spiekermann & Wegener Urban and Regional Research


Photo Tianren Yang

Tianren Yang

is a postdoctoral research associate in urban modelling at the University of Cambridge and a co-Convenor of AUM2020 and several past AUM symposia