The 3rd Workshop on 'Spatial Dimensions of the Labour Market' focuses on topics concerning regional labour markets. This year, a special focus is placed on inequality across space. The workshop, jointly organised by the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA) and the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), 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.

The workshop has a special focus on the spatial dimensions of inequality. A non-exhaustive list of topics is:

  • Spatial disparities and determinants in employment and wages
  • Spatial mismatch, unemployment and spatial job search
  • Mobility of labour and relocation of firms
  • Spatial dimensions of a polarization polarisation of the labour market
  • Effects of globalization globalisation within and across regions
  • Firms’ productivity, productivity growth and innovation across regions
  • Demographic trends and forecasting of regional labour markets
  • Evaluation of regional labour market policies

  • Gilles Duranton (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and RCEA)
  • Andrés Rodríguez-Pose (London School of Economics, President of the RSAI)
  • Jens Südekum (Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf)

  • Melanie Arntz (ZEW Mannheim, Heidelberg University)
  • Uwe Blien (IAB Nürnberg, University of Bamberg)
  • Udo Brixy (IAB Nürnberg, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich)
  • Stephan Brunow (IAB Nürnberg, University of Bamberg)
  • Sebastian Findeisen (University of Mannheim)
  • Christina Gathmann (Heidelberg University)
  • Roberto Patuelli (University of Bologna, RCEA)
  • Andreas Peichl (ZEW Mannheim, University of Mannheim)
  • Christian Schluter (Aix-Marseille University)
  • Mark Trede (University of Münster)
  • Federico Trionfetti (Aix-Marseille University)

Please submit an extended abstract (about 800 words) or a full draft paper before the 23rd of January 2017 on EasyChair. Notification of acceptance will be given in mid February 2017.

Participation in the workshop is free of charge.

Selected Projects


30.03.2017 - 31.03.2017

Event Location

ZEW, L 7,1 D-68161 Mannheim