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Faculty Jonathan Levine and David Bieri speak at North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International

Urban and Regional Planning Professor Jonathan Levine and Assistant Professor David Bieri will speak at the 57th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Nov. 10-13, 2010, in Denver.

Levine will be a discussant at the session, "Accessibility Planning" on Nov. 12 and the chair of the session titled, "Accessibility and mobility," on Nov.13. As part of "Accessibility and mobility," panel, Levine will be one of the featured speakers, discussing the paper, Accessibility in Intermetropolitan Comparison: Indicators for Policy Reform." Levine authored the paper with UM Assistant Professor, Joe Grengs and UM doctoral student in urban planning, Qingyun Shen, University of Michigan and Qing Shen, University of Washington.

Bieri will be a discussant at the session, "Inflation, Prices and Income," on Nov. 11, where he will present on the topic of, Regional Real Exchange Rates and the PPP Puzzle: Is Quality-of-Life Part of the Answer.

The annual event hosts a number of sessions, each revolving around varying themes related to Regional Science. The North American Regional Science Council is an interdisciplinary and international association that focuses on regional analysis.

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