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The city of Evora

Évora is a quiet and delightful historical city in Alentejo, in the south of Portugal, in the middle of a softly waving peneplain, touched by a Mediterranean climate sweetened by the Atlantic influence of hot, long and dry summers, and soft winters.

A small city of about 60.000 residents with whitewashed houses, arches, and twisting alleyways, 130 km from Lisbon, it was classified by Unesco as a World Heritage Site. It is a true open-air museum, enclosed by medieval walls, with a large number of wonderfully preserved monuments and buildings of public interest: the Roman Temple of Diana, its most famous landmark; the Evora Museum, with its Roman columns, 16th-century paintings, and modern sculpture; the Giraldo Square, the main city square and the best place to start the visit and to return for refreshments; the Cathedral, with a great view over the city; the Church of S. Francisco, displaying the bones and skulls of some 5000 people covering the walls and columns of the church's Chapel of Bones; the Cromlech of Almendres, a megalithic site; among many other interesting places to discover

You can find more information about Évora by clicking here, a map of the city by clicking here (Google map) or here (touristic map) and more information about the University of Évora by clicking here.


The closest international airport is the Aeroporto de Lisboa, about 130 km west from Évora, and connected by a fast highway. After reaching the Lisbon airport (Faro airport in the South is also a possibility), you can either rent a car or go to the bus and train stations for direct services to Évora (tickets can be bought in the station or on-line). Trains and buses are equipped with wireless internet.

From Lisbon to Évora by train: There are 4 daily trains connecting Lisbon and Évora. The trip takes 1:35 and the price is approximately 12 euros. To go from the airport to the train station "Lisboa-Oriente" from the airport you can take the subway, or a bus, or aeroshuttle (or a taxi - aprox. price: €10). The train timetable is timetable.pdf. For information regarding the train timetables and for buying the ticket on-line please check here. If you use the subway, you just need to take the red line till Oriente.

From Lisbon to Évora by bus: There are 20 daily buses (from 7:00 to 22:00) connecting Lisbon and Évora. The trip takes 1:30 or 1:45 (depending on whether is a non-stop bus or not) and the price is around 12 euros. To go from the airport to the bus station you can take the subway (take the red line till S. Sebastião and then the blue line till Jardim Zoológico), a bus, aerobus or aeroshuttle (or a taxi – aprox. Price: €10) from the airport to the bus-station “Sete Rios“ (tickets, aprox. Price: €3.5). Here is an example of the Buses Timetable in a normal week day (holidays and week-ends have a different timetable).

For updated information regarding the buses timetables and for buying your ticket please check here (the site is available in english and french).

From Lisbon (airport) to Évora by car:

You may rent a car at the airport. Take the highway A1, direction Ponte Vasco da Gama, A12. After crossing the bridge, continue through highway A12. At exit n.7 choose [Espanha/Évora,A6]. Continue through highway A6 [E90] for aprox. 60 km till exit [Évora]. Follow the signs to Évora for another 10 km.


The slides of the presentations of the keynote speakers are now available. To see them, click on "Keynote sessions slides".

The slides of the presentations of the speakers of the invited session are now available. To see them, click on "Invited sessions slides".

EARIE 2013 Conference Photogallery is now available. To see it click here. If you want to see the slideshow click on the top left (it is fun, you should see). If you want to download a picture you have to be outside the slideshow. First click on the picture you want and then click on download.

We are pleased to announce the invited keynote speakers for EARIE 2013: Mathias Dewatripont (Université Libre de Bruxelles and National Bank of Belgium), Glenn Ellison (MIT) and Ali Hortaçsu (University of Chicago).

The EARIE 2013 Conference will include a few invited sessions in the programme. Confirmed invited sessions are: Evaluation of Research and Innovation: Marco Ottaviani (Bocconi University), Ignacio Palacios-Huerta (London School of Economics); Exclusivity: Massimo Motta (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Frank Verboven (KU Leuven); Health: Gautam Gowrisankaran (University of Arizona), Fiona Scott Morton (Yale University); Organizations: Wouter Dessein (Columbia University), Niko Matouscheck (Northwestern University); Privacy: Christina Fong (Carnegie Mellon University), Curtis Taylor (Duke University); and Reputation: Heski Bar-Isaac (University of Toronto), Ginger Zhe Jin (University of Maryland).