INFER 18th annual conference

Local Organizers


Josep-Maria Arauzo-Carod

(CREIP, Universitat Rovira i Virgili & INFER)


Josep-Maria Arauzo-Carod is an associate professor at the Department of Economics of Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV). He has a Bachelor Degree in Economics from Universitat de Barcelona and a PhD in Economics from URV. He has been Visiting Fellow at University of Reading (UK).

His thesis analyzed location decisions of manufacturing firms in Catalan municipalities. He has published several articles, books and book chapters about firm demography, industrial location and some spatial economic issues.



Miguel Manjón-Antolín

(CREIP & Universitat Rovira i Virgili)


Miguel Manjón is an associate professor at the Department of Economics of Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV). He obtained his PhD in 1999 from URV. He has held visiting positions at the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, the University of Warwick (UK) and the University of Tilburg (the Netherlands). He has been Coordinator of the Master in Industrial Organization of URV for serveral years.

His research interests include applied econometrics, corporate governance and industrial organization. His publications have appeared in International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, and Small Business Economics, among others.



Christian Oberst

(RWTH Aachen University& INFER)


Christian Oberst is a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Future Energy Consumer Needs and Behavior (FCN) at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. Before joining FCN in 2012, he worked at the Institute of Spatial and Housing Economics (University of Münster), where he gained his doctoral degree in Economics. Christian's research areas of interest include Spatial and Resources Sciences, Applied Spatial Statistics and Econometrics with Applications to Housing-, Labor- and Energy Markets..



 Camélia Turcu

 (Université d’Orléans & INFER)



Camelia Turcu is Associate Professor in Economics at the University of Orléans (France) and a research affiliate at the Laboratoire d'Economie d'Orléans (LEO - CNRS). She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Poitiers where she was a research assistant. Camelia also held a lecturer position at the University of Poitiers. Her research areas include economic geography, international macroeconomics and transition economics. Her current work is related to firms location choices, exchange rate regimes effects on countries production structure and sovereign debt analysis. She has published articles in national and international journals, several book chapters and a book. Currently Camelia is also involved in the management (Conseil d’Administation) of the French Regional Science Association (ASRDLF). As INFER chair Camelia coordinates the board and represents the network worldwide.


Ricardo Flores

(CREIP & Universitat Rovira i Virgili)


Ricardo Flores-Fillol is an associate professor at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV). He obtained his PhD in 2007 at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), under the supervision of Inés Macho-Stadler. His thesis analyzes the different sources of competition in the airline industry and the phenomenon of airline alliances.

His research interests are focused on microeconomics, industrial organization, air transportation economics, and urban economics.

His publications have appeared in European Economic Review, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Economics Letters, Review of Industrial Organization, Transportation Research Part B, and Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, among others.


Eva Coll

(CREIP & Universitat Rovira i Virgili)


Eva Coll is a PhD student at the Department of Economics of Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV). She has a degree in Economics and a Master in Economics from the Rovira i Virgili University. She started her PhD in September 2014 and her Thesis deals with the location patterns of Creative Industries.



Daniel Lorenzo

(Universitat Rovira i Virgili)


Daniel Lorenzo is a PhD student and assistant professor of Architecture Unit Predepartmental the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV). He is an architect and master in architecture from the School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB) and Master in Urban Management and Development from Erasmus University, Institute of Housing and Development Studies (IHS), Rotterdam.

The thesis focuses on developing processes of land conversion in port interfaces. Within the research group [rum] lab works as a consultant in urban regeneration.





Conference Secretariat



Magda Lleixà

 (CREIP / QURE staff):,



Magda Lleixà is Support Staff Research (PSR) of the Research Group in Quantitative Urban and Regional Economics (QURE) at the Department of Economics of Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV).