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 over 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

Regional Dimensions to Industrial Strategy

The Open University in Ireland

110 Victoria Street, Belfast, BT1 3GN

28-29 September 2017


The next meeting of the Group is a workshop on the regional dimensions to industrial strategy, in the wake of Brexit and its impact on the UK and the rest of the European Union.

The workshop is being held at The Open University in Ireland in conjunction with 

Citizenship and Governance Strategic Research Area and the Open Political Economy Group (OPEG)  at The Open University

The confirmed speakers to date  include:

David Bailey (Aston University)

Graham Brownlow (QUB)

Leslie Budd (The Open University)

Alex de Ruyter (Birmingam City University)

Helena Lenihan (University of Limerick)

Lisa de Propris (University of Birmingham)

Phil Tomlinson (University of Bath)

Lisa Wilson, (Nevin Economic Research Institute, Belfast)

Click on programme for

further  details :

Leslie Budd:  


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We welcome contact with other organisations in the field and are happy to publicise their actvities and events

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