13th Summer Conference in Regional Science of GfR
Regional economies in times of crises, demographic ageing and structural change
29 – 30 June 2023, Nuremberg, Germany

Call for Papers extended deadline: 15 April 2023

With the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in the Ukraine, the question how these ongoing crises affect regional economies, economic policies as well as individual biographies are of prime importance. Demographic ageing as well as structural change, triggered by the digital and the desired net zero transformation, among other factors, also have a significant impact on regions, companies and people. We invite researchers to present and discuss current work on these manifold challenges and their effects on, inter alia,

  • firms, sectors and occupations
  • housing and living
  • labor market outcomes
  • migration and integration
  • regional economic development
  • regional mobility
  • spatial distribution of economic activities and residential locations.

Moreover, theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented contributions focusing on other topics related to regional science are highly welcome as well. Early-stage researchers are expressly encouraged to submit their work. We intend to organize sessions dedicated to the presentations of early-stage researchers which will be discussed by a senior researcher.

Keynote Speakers

Alessandra Faggian (Gran Sasso Science Institute)

Wolfgang Dauth (IAB, University of Bamberg)

Scientific committee

Stephan Brunow (HdBA)
Jan Cornelius Peters (Thünen Institute)
Annekatrin Niebuhr (CAU Kiel, IAB)
Stefanie Peer (WU Wien)
Anna Theresa Renner (TU Wien)
Duncan Roth (IAB)

Local organizers

Oliver Ludewig (IAB)
Stefan Fuchs (IAB)


Please submit your extended abstract (1000-2000 words) or full paper by email to gfr@ersa.org by 31 March  2023 Extended to 15 April 2023.

Please indicate in your email if you are a PhD student and would like to present your paper in a young scientists’ session. For this, you would also need to submit a draft of a full paper by 31 May  2023 if you are only submitting an extended abstract in during the submission period..

Conference Fee

There is a Conference Fee of 40 €

More on this event

Stay tuned on ERSA events,  Join our Emailing list