The CRED Research Seminars are held at the beginning of the fall semester and the spring semester.

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Click here for further information on the VWI Research Seminars and Brown Bag Seminars.
Click here for further information on the Human Geography Colloquium. 

Seminar Date Speaker Topic
VWI Brown Bag Seminar 05.06.2024 Lukas Hauck Filtering as a viable Source of Housing for low-income households? 
VWI Brown Bag Seminar 24.04.2024 Frédéric Kluser The Apple does not fall for from the Tree: Intergenerational Persistence of Dietary Habits
Bern - Heidelberg Workshop on Urban and Spatial Economics 19.04.2024 Program
CRED Kick-Off Event 2024 16.02.2024
VWI Brown Bag Seminar 14.02.2024 Elisabeth Preyer Mortality Decline and Economic Growth: The Jamaica Paradox
VWI Brown Bag Seminar  06.12.2023 Lukas Hauck  Distributional Consequences of Rent Regulation 
VWI Research Seminar  04.12.2023 Temo Anda Generative AI for synthetic data: creating privacy-preserving mobility populations. 
Forum Raumwissenschaften 2023 26.-27.10.2023 Program
Bern - Heidelberg Workshop on Urban and Spatial Economics 19.10.2023
CRED Research Seminar 11.09.2023
Guest lecture (workshop) 21.06.2023 Prof. Fabian Bernhard


Self-conscious emotions and entrepreneurial behavior, intent and execution across cultural regions
VWI Brown Bag Seminar 24.05.2023 Carla Coccia

University of Bern

Improving the quality of education in developing countries: An experimental evaluation of teacher training programs in El Salvador
VWI Research Seminar 22.05.2023 Jorge De La Roca

University of Southern California

Skill allocation and urban amenities in the developing world
VWI Brown Bag Seminar 29.03.2023 Pierre Magontier

University of Bern

The Fragility of Urban Social Networks
VWI Brown Bag Seminar 08.03.2023 Frédéric Kluser

University of Bern

Intergenerational Nutrition Patterns and How to Break Them
CRED Research Seminar 13.02.2023 Program
Forum Raumwissenschaften 2022 24.-25.10.2022 Soziale Kohäsion und die gebaute Umwelt: Was hält uns zusammen?
Guest lecture 18.10.2022 Sabine Kollbrunner and Marc Plancherel

State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)

New Regional Policy in Switzerland – challenges and opportunities
VWI Brown Bag Seminar 28.09.2022 Pascal Troxler

University of Bern

The Impact of Weather Forecasts on Ski Demand
Guest lecture 27.09.2022 Prof. Dominique Foray

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)

Smart specialization strategies – insights gained from a unique European policy experiment
CRED Research Seminar 12.09.2022 Program
VWI Research Seminar 13.05.2022 Sun Kyoung Lee

Yale University

European Immigrants and the United States’ Rise to the Technological Frontier
VWI Brown Bag Seminar 11.05.2022 Costas Arkolakis

Yale University

Combinatorial Discrete Choice
VWI Research Seminar 28.03.2022 Ferdinand Rauch

University of Oxford

Asymmetric Trading Costs and Ancient Greek Cities
VWI Brown Bag Seminar 23.03.2022 Frédéric Kluser

University of Bern

Spatial frictions in consumption and retail competition
VWI Brown Bag Seminar 23.02.2022 Eunjee Kwon

University Cincinnati

Why Do Improvements in Transportation InfrastructureReduce the Gender Gap in South Korea?
CRED Research Seminar 16.02.2022 Program
Forum Baukultur 24.11.2021 Prof. Dr. Max v. Ehrlich
Prof. Dr. Christian Hilber
Prof. Dr. Olivier Schöni
On the long-term determinants of urban form – an economic analysis
VWI Research Seminar 15.11.2021 Pierre-Philippe Combes

Paris School of Economics

Measuring land use changes by (machine) learning from historical maps - The emergence, growth, and stagnation of cities: France c. 1760-2020
VWI Research Seminar 01.11.2021 Ines Helm

Stockholm University

The Dynamic Response of Municipal Budgets to Revenue Shocks
VWI Brown Bag Seminar 29.09.2021 Dr. Marcel Henkel

University of Bern

The Unintended Consequences of Post-Disaster Policies for Spatial Sorting
CRED Research Seminar 15.09.2021 Program
Forum für Universität und Gesellschaft 15.09.2021 Prof. Dr. Heike Mayer


Verdichtung – Eine wirtschaftliche Chance für kleine und mittelgrosse Städte
regiosuisse-Wissenschaftsforum 13.09.2021 Irmi Seidel
Tina Haisch 
Hugues Jeannerat
Heike Mayer
Wachstumsunabhängigkeit – eine neue Leitlinie für die Regionalentwicklung?
Forum Raumwissenschaften 2021  16.08.2021 Prof. Dr. Heike Mayer

Prof. Dr. Max v. Ehrlich

Thema 2021: Nutzungsplanung: entsorgen – rezyklieren – neudenken
VWI Brown Bag Seminar 19.05.2021 Dr. Simon Büchler

University of Bern

Quantifying Land Use Regulation and its Determinants - Ease of Residential Development across Swiss Municipalities (Zoom)
VWI Research Seminar 17.05.2021 Kirill Borusyak

University College London (UCL)

Non-Random Exposure to Exogenous Shocks: Theory and Applications (Zoom)
VWI Research Seminar 26.04.2021 Yanos Zylberberg

University of Bristol

Industrial clusters in the long run: Evidence from Million-Rouble plants in China (Zoom)
Human Geography Colloquium  20.04.2021 Dr. Marcin R. Rataj

University of Bern

Entrepreneurship and Aging: An Economic Geography Perspective (Zoom)
VWI Research Seminar 12.04.2021 Dirk Foremny

University Barcelona

Paraísos Fiscales, Wealth Taxation, and Mobility (Zoom)
VWI Brown Bag Seminar 31.03.2021 Preetha Kalambaden

University of Bern

Intergenerational Mobility in Switzerland: Evidence from large administrative Datasets (Zoom)
CRED Research Seminar 15.02.2021   Program (Zoom)

VWI Brown Bag Seminar

 02.12.2020 Pascal Troxler

University of Bern

Strategic Investments in Mountain Railways
VWI Research Seminar  02.11.2020 Sebastian Siegloch

University of Mannheim and ZEW

Direct, Spill-Over and Welfare Effects of Place-Based Policies: Evidence from Investment Subsidies in East Germany (Zoom)
CRED Research Seminar  17.09.2020   Program
Munk School Online Event
 11.06.2020 Prof. Dr. Heike Mayer
Prof Dr. Shiri Breznitz
Prof. Dr. Donald Siegel
Dr. Elvira Uyarra
COVID-19 & the impact on higher education: What does the future hold?


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VWI Brown Bag Seminar  27.05.2020 Preetha Kalambaden

University of Bern

Child Care and Parental Employment: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment (Zoom)
Human Geography Colloquium  26.05.2020 Dr. Ben Davies 

Bath Spa University

Reflections on Q Methodology: Theoretical and Practical Considerations
Human Geography Colloquium  05.05.2020 Dr. Mathias Jehling 

Leibniz-Institut, Dresden

Vom planerischen Ziel zum räumlichen Prozess: Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Analyse städtischer Verdichtung
VWI Brown Bag Seminar  08.04.2020 Dr. Marcel Henkel

University of Düsseldorf

The Role of Key Regions in Spatial Development (Zoom)
Human Geography Colloquium  17.03.2020 Dr. Flurina Wartmann 


Exploring cultural landscape values and sense of place using interdisciplinary approaches
VWI Research Seminar  09.03.2020 Raphael Parchet

Universita Della Svizzera Italiana

Who Bears the Burden of Local Taxes?
Human Geography Colloquium  03.03.2020 Dr. Anna Butzin 

Westfälische Hochschule

Forschungsansatz Innovationsbiographien: Raum-zeitliche Erfassung von Wissensgenerierung in Innovationsprozessen
CRED Research Seminar  10.02.2020   Program
Forum für Universität und Gesellschaft 14.08.2019 Prof. Dr. Jean-David Gerber


Beitrag zum Forumsgespräch zu „Verdichten als Chance“
 VWI Brown Bag Seminar  08.05.2019 Anja Grujovic 


Tasks, Cities and Urban Wage Premia
VWI Research Seminar  06.05.2019 Yannis Ioannides

Tufts University

Endogenous Social Networks and Inequality in an Intergenerational Settings
VWI Research Seminar  08.04.2019 Nadine Riedel

Bochum-Ruhr Universität

Spatial Tax Enforcement Spillovers: Evidence from South Africa
CRED Research Seminar  26.02.2019 Marcus Roller, Chantal Julen, Reto Bürgin, Miriam Ganzfried Program