EUT WORKSHOP ON
“MIGRATION, INNOVATION AND KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY”
SPRING 16-17 MAY, UTRECHT
LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
→ Andrea Morrison (Utrecht University)
VENUE & HOST
EUT is located in Utrecht, at the Department of Human Geography and Planning of Utrecht University, Vening Meinesz building, Princetonlaan 8a, 3584 CB.
> How to get there After arrival at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport, you can take a train to Utrecht Central Station. The train station is part of Schiphol Plaza, just follow directions for ‘trains’. Intercity trains run every 12 minutes to Utrecht and the journey takes about half an hour.
From Utrecht Central Station you can either take a bus or a taxi. Maps of Utrecht University can be found on www.uu.nl/maps.
By bus: To pay for buses, trams and metro in the Netherlands you need an OV Chipcard. At higher price you can buy a single ticket in the bus or tram. To travel to Utrecht Science Park you can take bus 12 or 28 (direction’De Uithof’) from Central Station. To get to Vening Meinesz building get off at Padualaan stop.
By taxi: There is a taxi platform on at Utrecht Central Station, just follow the signs. Within the city there are several taxi platforms, for instance at Vredenburg and Janskerkhof.
Bicycle: You can rent an OV bike at Utrecht Central station.
The EUT programme is a widely influential research group in the field of economic geography and governance, with expertise in regional development, sustainable transition, innovation, labour mobility and migration. The economic section of EUT is devoted to investigate the spatial distribution of economic and innovation activities.
→ UFUK AKCIGIT
Ufuk Akcigit is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, Director of Graduate Placement, and FY19 Director of Admissions (at Chicago since 2015).
As a macroeconomist, his research centers on economic growth, productivity, firm dynamics and economics of innovation. Before joining the University of Chicago, Akcigit was an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he serves as a Faculty Research Fellow in the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Affiliate in the Center for Economic Policy Research. Akcigit received his BSc in economics from Koc University in Istanbul. He then went on to earn his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2009.
Ina Ganguli is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Associate Director of the UMass Computational Social Science Institute. Her research areas are labor economics, the economics of science and innovation, international development and economic history. She is an Affiliated Researcher at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) at the Stockholm School of Economics and at the Laboratory for Innovation Science (LISH) at Harvard University. Ganguli was Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Business School- Harvard Medical School.
She earned her PhD from Harvard University in 2011.