Road to ERSA 2018! Entrepreneurship, Social Capital, and Wellbeing  Workshop

On November 2nd, 2017 I presented at the Road to ERSA Workshop. The Workshop Topic was: Spatial Aspects of Entrepreneurship, Social Capital, and Wellbeing Workshop. I presented on the importance of tolerance as a measure of social capital in determining life satisfaction in Europe which is new work of mine co-authored with Dr Edel Walsh (CUBS, UCC)

A number of presenters took part in the workshop including (1) Richard Rijnks, University of Groningen on “The Value of a Happy Home”.

(2) Marta Zieba, University of Limerick on “What impact did the Great Recession have on the social norm to work? New evidence from panel data at the regional, local, and friend-group levels”

(3) Maria Abreu, University of Cambridge on “Feeling good? Household heterogeneity and spatial variations in entrepreneurial wellbeing”

and finally (4) Finbarr Brereton, University College Dublin“Spatial variation in Life Satisfaction”

University College Cork will host the 58th Annual Congress of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA) in August 2018. This is the largest regional science conference in the world and will bring close to 900 regional scientists to Cork. A series of workshops on important themes for the conference is taking place in advance of the deadline for abstract submissions.

If you would like to know more about ERSA in Cork in 2018 you can check the ERSA website, the Congress website, and/or follow us on Twitter and Facebook for regular updates. You can also contact the Chair of the Local Organising Committee, Declan Jordan at I am also on the local organising committee, so please also feel free to contact me.

The call for special sessions is currently open and more details are available here.