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4th Workshop on Spatial Dimensions of the Labour Market

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.


July 11-12 2019


Aix-Marseille School of Economics, Marseille

Topics of interest

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 disparitiesFirms’ productivity, productivity growth and innovation

Keynote speaker

  • Frederic Robert-Nicoud (Geneva School of Economics and Management)
  • Alan Manning (London School of Economics)

Jointly organised by

Aix-Marseille School of Economics (AMSE), Aix-en-Provence, France
Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg, Germany
Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA), Rimini, Italy
ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim, Germany

Scientific committee

  • Melanie Arntz, ZEW--Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung Mannheim and Heidelberg University
  • Lisa Bellmann, IAB Nuremberg
  • Uwe Blien, IAB Nuremberg and University of Bamberg
  • Roberto Patuelli, University of Bologna and RCEA
  • Christian Schluter, Aix-Marseille University
  • Sebastian Siegloch, ZEW Mannheim and University of Mannheim
  • Mark Trede, University of Münster
  • Federico Trionfetti, Aix-Marseille University
  • Ulrich Zierahn, ZEW Mannheim


You are invited to submit a paper or extended abstract (about 800 words) using the following e-mail address: 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.

Special issue

A special issue of the Journal for Labour Market Research will be devoted to the SDLM--Spatial Dimensions of the Labour Market 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.

Contact (Organizing Committee)

Christian Schluter, Aix-Marseille School of Economics

Further information

Call for Papers