Analysis of economies has gone through a cycle of trends and fashions. In this trajectory the continuing importance of regional and urban economics has sometimes been overlooked.


For nearly 40 years The Urban and Regional Economics Seminar Group (URESG) has sought to maintain a focus on and a fulcrum for examining and understanding this important field of endeavour.


Through its membership networks and the events it organises URSEG seeks to maintain this field in academic, policy and practice discourses.


It also seeks to provide an economic underpinning to the activities of cognate organisations and networks.

Latest event:

Devolution and Federalism in a post-Referendum UK

Open University in Scotland


22 - 23 January 2015


The next meting of the Group is a workshop on the challenges facing the regions and nations of the United Kingdon following the referendum on Scottish independence. It is being held at the Open University in Scotland in conjunction with 


Policy Scotland and the

Centre for Innovation Knowledge and Development (IKD)

The speakers include:

David Bailey (Aston University)

David Bell (University of Stirling)

David Heald (University of Glasgow)

Jim Gallagher (Nuffiled College)

Duncan Maclennan (University of St Andrews)

Gerry Mooney (Open University)

David Waite (University of Cardiff)

Zac Wilcox (Centre for Cities)

click here Programme for  details :

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