4th Workshop on Spatial Dimensions of the Labour Market
11-12 July 2019, Marseille, France

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. The workshop is jointly organized by Marseille School of Economics (AMSE), the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA), and ZEW Centre for European Economic Research.

Topic 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 disparities
  • Firms’ productivity, productivity growth and innovation

Keynote Speakers:

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


Aix-Marseille School of Economics, Marseille


You are invited to submit a paper or extended abstract (about 800 words) using the following e-mail address:
sdlm2019@amse-aixmarseille.fr 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 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.

more details

The Local Organising Committee Contact: Christian Schluter, Aix-Marseille School of Economics