We have the great honor to introduce the following distinguished keynote and invited speakers [to be confirmed for the new conference dates]:

Keynote speaker:

To be confirmed.

Invited speakers:

Xiaodong Liu is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Colorado Boulder. He revived his PhD from Ohio State University in 2007. His research interests are in econometrics and applied microeconomics. His current research is focused on estimation methods in evaluating the extent of social, spatial and strategic interactions among economic agents.

Andrés Rodríguez-Pose is a Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics. He is a past-President of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) (2015-2017). He is a regular advisor to several Directorates of the European Commission, the European Investment Bank, the World Bank, the Cities Alliance, the OECD, the International Labour Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Development Bank of Latin America, among others. He is a part-time Professor of Innovation at the University of Stavanger (Norway). He was awarded the 2018 ERSA Prize in Regional Science and has been a holder of a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant and of a prestigious Royal Society-Wolfson Research Merit Award. In 2019 he received Doctorates Honoris Causa from Utrecht University (the Netherlands) and Jönköping University (Sweden). He is an editor of Economic Geography, and sits on the editorial board of 33 other scholarly journals, including many of the leading international journals in economic geography, human geography, regional science, and management.