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International Summer-Conference in Regional Science

International Summer-Conference of the “Gesellschaft für Regionalforschung” (GfR), i.e. the German speaking section of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA) and the Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

Friday, 19. June 2009

Time (CET) Programme
12:00 - 12:30 Registration

12:30 - 1:30

Keynote speech: Philip McCann
Globalisation, Urbanisation, and the Future of the European Regions 

1:30 - 1:45 Break
1:45 - 3:15

Room "Passat": External shocks (I)

  • Timo Mitze
    Current income shocks and regional consumption
  • Carsten Schlag/Kersten Kellermann
    Channels of International Risk Sharing: The Swiss case revisited
  • Daniel Werner
    The dynamics of regional labour markets in West Germany: Convergence and adjustment to shocks

Room "Adler": Multinationals/FDI

  • Javier Revilla Diez/Jan Kramer
    Intangible assets and MNE locational strategies for innovation
  • Eckhardt Bode
    Inward FDI and Marshallian Externalities in developed countries
  • Magdolna Sass
    Foreign direct investments and relocations in business services

3:15 - 3:45 Coffee Break
3:45 - 5:45

Room “Passat”: Regional labour markets

  • Michael Fritsch/Yvonne Schindele
    Contribution of New Businesses to regional employment
  • Oliver Ludewig
    Structural change and regional disparities in unemployment
  • Annekatrin Niebuhr
    Regional labor demand and national labor market institutions in the EU15
  • Carsten Ochsen
    Regional labor markets and aging in Germany

Room “Adler”: Agglomeration

  • Kristian Giesen
    Zipf`s Law for cities in the regions and the country
  • Georg Hirte
    Child care and the city
  • Joaquin Millan/Natalia Aldaz
    Empirical approaches to regional productivity
7:30 Conference Dinner at restaurant “Schiffergesellschaft zu Lübeck” (optional*)

* Not included in the conference fee, please notify if not interested at the registration

Saturday, 20. June 2009

Time (CET) Programme
8:45 - 10:45

Room “Passat”: Theory

  • Eckhardt Bode/Jan Mutl
    Testing the New Economic Geography
  • Dirk Ehnts
    Spillovers and linkages in a real economy with monetary restrictions
  • Jan Kranich
    The formation of urban centers under R&D and spillover externalities
  • Francesco Mureddu
    Agglomeration and growth with endogenous expenditure shares

Room “Adler”: Infrastructure/Productivity

  • Dieter Bogai/Mirko Wesling
    Employment impacts of major infrastructure projects - Case of the Airport Berlin
  • Alexander Kalb
    What determines local governments’ technical efficiency?
  • Michael Plattner/Jan Fiedler
    Regional advantages and disadvantages of global connectivity and labor productivity: Evidence from a dynamic panel estimation
  • Carsten Ochsen/Michael Kuhn
    Demographic and geographic determinants of regional physician supply
10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30

Room “Passat”: External Shocks (II)

  • Uwe Blien/Matthias Dorner
    Structural vulnerability and regional competitiveness: A case study on structural change in the region of Schweinfurt
  • Alejandra Trejo
    Responses to the economic crisis and the vulnerability to extreme specialisation
  • Warren Kriesel
    Redevelopment of contaminated sites in Georgia, USA: Three case studies

Room “Adler”: Newly founded firms

  • Alexandra Schroeter
    Effect of new business formation on employment – The dominance of density
  • Florian Noseleit
    Similarity of entry to incumbents and its effects on long-run regional growth patterns
12:30 - 1:00 Closing remarks
by the president of the GfR Georg Hirte and on behalf of the IAB Uwe Blien
1:00 - 2:00 Lunch