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2023 SMU-Jinan Conference on Urban and Regional Economics

Call for papers

2023 Jinan-SMU Conference on Urban and Regional Economics

The 2023 Jinan-SMU Conference on Urban and Regional Economics will take place on December 28-29, 2023 at Jinan University, Guangzhou, China. It is co-organized by the Institute for Economic and Social Research at Jinan University and the School of Economics at Singapore Management University (SMU) and has the objective of gathering world-leading experts to share the latest knowledge and research in urban and regional economics.

We now invite submission of high-quality papers in urban and regional economics, which includes (but is not limited to) the economics of cities, housing, real state, local public good provision, transportation, and the distribution of economic activity in space.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Steve Gibbons

  • Professor of Economic Geography, London School of Economics

Professor Matthew E. Kahn

  • Provost Professor of Economics, University of Southern California

Professor Christopher D. Timmins

  • Gary J Gorman Affordable Housing Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professor Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh

  • The Earle W. Kazis and Benjamin Schore Professor of Real Estate and Professor of Finance, Columbia University

Important Dates

Submission Deadline                    October 15, 2023

Notification of Acceptance            November 1, 2023

Registration Deadline                    December 3, 2023


All papers should be submitted online:

Extended abstract is acceptable, but priority will be given to submissions of full papers.

Program Committee

Yongheng Deng (University of Wisconsin – Madison)

Shuaizhang Feng (Jinan University)

Jing Li (Singapore Management University)

Shimeng Liu (Jinan University)

Lin Ma (Singapore Management University)

More information is available at:

For any inquiry, please send an email to: Xiangyan(Juno) Qiu 

Best regards,

Yongheng Deng and Shimeng Liu

on behalf of the conference organizing committee