Spatial Aspects of Entrepreneurship, Social Capital, and Wellbeing
Thursday, November 2, 2017
1.30pm to 4.30pm
Aras na Laoi, Room G26
University College Cork
The British and Irish Section will host the 58th Annual Congress of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA) in August 2018 in University College Cork. This is the largest regional science conference in the world and will bring close to 900 regional scientists to Cork. A series of workshops on important themes for the conference will take place in advance of the deadline for abstract submissions.
The first of these will take place in UCC and brings together leading researchers in the regional science and spatial aspects of wellbeing to share and discuss their work.
The workshop is open to everyone to attend and we look forward to seeing you there. If you would like to know more about ERSA in Cork in 2018 you can check the ERSA website, the Congress website, and/or follow us on Twitter and Facebook for regular updates. You can also contact the Chair of the Local Organising Committee, Declan Jordan.
The call for special sessions is currently open and more details are available here.
1.30pm Opening remarks and welcome
1.35pm Richard Rijnks, University of Groningen
“The Value of a Happy Home”
2.05pm Marta Zieba, University of Limerick
“What impact did the Great Recession have on the social norm to work? New evidence from panel data at the regional, local, and friend-group levels”
2.35pm Maria Abreu, University of Cambridge
“Feeling good? Household heterogeneity and spatial variations in entrepreneurial wellbeing”
3.05pm Coffee break
3.20pm Frank Crowley and Edel Walsh, University College Cork
“The importance of social capital for life satisfaction in European Regions”
3.50pm Finbarr Brereton, University College Dublin
“Spatial variation in Life Satisfaction”
Supported by the Department of Economics, Cork University Business School