The 4th Workshop on “Spatial Dimensions of the Labour Market” focuses on topics concerning regional labour markets. This year, a special focus is placed on the causes and consequences of agglomeration effects, and on local labour markets. The workshop aims to bring together frontier researchers from the areas of labour economics, regional economics, geography and other related fields. Theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented contributions are welcome.

Keynote Speakers

Frederic Robert-Nicoud

Geneva School of Economics and Management, Switzerland

Alan Manning

London School of Economics, United Kingdom

Scientific Committee

Lisa Bellmann

IAB Nuremberg

Uwe Blien

IAB Nuremberg and University of Bamberg

Roberto Patuelli

University of Bologna and RCEA

Christian Schluter

Aix-Marseille School of Ecnomics, FR

Mark Trede

University of Münster

Federico Trionfetti

Aix-Marseille University, FR

The workshop has a special focus on agglomeration effects and on local labour markets. A non-exhaustive list of topics includes:

  • Causes and strength of agglomeration effects
  • Static versus dynamic agglomeration effects
  • Agglomerations and inequality
  • Agglomerations and the impact of trade
  • Worker and firm mobility
  • Local labour markets
  • Effects of globalisation and digitisation
  • Spatial disparities
  • Firms’ productivity, productivity growth and innovation

You are invited to submit a paper or extended abstract (about 800 words) using the following link: The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2019. Notification of acceptance will be given by 15 May 2019. Participation in the workshop is free of charge for presenters.

A special issue of the Journal of Labour Market Research will be devoted to the SDLM 2019 workshop. The issue will contain a selection of around 5–6 papers of the conference. The submission deadline for papers to be included in this issue is 31 October 2019.


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11.07.2019 - 12.07.2019

Event Location

Aix-Marseille School of Economics

5-9 Boulevard Maurice Bourdet 13001 Marseille France 13001 Marseille

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