PREPARE, the "Priority European Programme in Advanced Regional Economics" offers an integrated structure of training, active participation, and discussion for PhD students and young researchers in regional science. The programme is funded by the European Union through its Marie Curie Actions and is held in close cooperation with the European Regional Science Association (ERSA).
PREPARE continues and expands the well established ERSA summer institutes. The main activity of PREPARE is a series of four such summer institutes, each with a thematic focus and held in a different city.
This ten-day event is held in Groningen, The Netherlands in 2006, in Bratislava, Slovak Republic in 2007, in Pecs, Hungary in 2008, and in Volos, Greece in 2009.
Every summer institute includes the following elements:
advanced instructions on a current topic in regional science
presentation and discussion of the research of participants
issues of how to build a scientific career
The events are held by leading experts in the respective fields.
For further information on the ERSA PREPARE (concept, partners, events) please visit the official website of the program at the http://www-sre.wu-wien.ac.at/ersa/prepare/index.html!
The topic of the 3rd Prepare Summer Institute was Spatial Econometrics and Spatial Computable General Equilibrium Modelling.
The goal of the Summer School was to provide PhD-students and young researchers with
advanced training in Spatial Econometrics and Spatial Computable General Equilibrium (SCGE) Modelling,
an opportunity to present and discuss their research,
skills and knowledge to advance their careers as researchers.
In a format of combined lectures and hands on training provided by top-level experts, we dealt with the following areas in the advanced training component:
Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis,
Fundamental Methods of Spatial Econometrics,
Selected Advanced Methods of Spatial Econometrics,
Introduction to CGE and SCGE modelling
Hands-on experience in building a SCGE model.
Luc Anselin (Arizona State University, USA); Johannes Bröcker (Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Germany); Julia Koschinsky (Arizona State University, USA); Nancy Lozano-Gracia (Arizona State University, USA); Gunther Maier (University of Vienna, Austria); Rosina Moreno (University of Barcelona, Spain); Mark Thissen (Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency); Attila Varga and Péter Járosi (University of Pécs, Hungary)
BAYPINAR, Mete Basar; BIRKELÖF, Lena; CAPASSO, Marco; CORSATEA, Teodora Diana; DOGARU, Diana; GIACCARIA, Sergio; HALLER, Reinhard; HAUSER, Christoph; HEYNDRICKX, Christophe; HORNE, Ron; HU, Jun; KARATHODOROU, Niovi; KOSSOWSKI, Tomasz; KUTTOR, Dániel; LODDO, Silvia; LOW, Sarah Anne; MELENDEZ-HIDALGO, Jose Carlos; MONTÉN, Anna Katarina; OZYURT, Selin; PARAGUAS, Ferdinand J.; Parenti, Angela; Ponds, Roderik; RIDHWAN, Masagus M.; SÖRENSSON, Robert; TRANOS, Emmanouil; TSELIOS, Vasileios dr.; VANOUTRIVE, Thomas; VENHORST, Viktor Andreas; YESILYURT, Filiz; ZSIBÓK, Zsuzsanna