14th Summer Conference in Regional Science of GfR
Successful Transformation in Times of Multiple Crises
4-5 July 2024, IWH in Halle, Saale, Germany

Call for Papers is OPEN!
extended deadline: 14 April 2024

The 14th GfR Summer Conference will take place on 4-5 July 2024 at the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research Halle (IWH). The main theme of the conference is “ Successful transformation in times of multiple crises ”

The current situation in the world is characterised by multiple crises that seem to reinforce each other. Climate change and excessive exploitation of natural resources require a significant reorganisation of the economy and the society as a whole. Increasing geopolitical instability is contributing to a high level of
uncertainty among global players. In addition, adjustments due to digitisation/automation and demographic change are omnipresent. But what are the links between these global challenges and developments at regional or local level? And more importantly, what are the links between the local or regional level, the global
challenges and the actors that influence and are affected by change? We invite researchers to present and discuss their recent work on these diverse challenges and their impact on the following areas, among others,

  • firms, sectors and occupations
  • housing and living
  • labour 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.

Keynote lectures are given by:
Florian Hoffmann (University of British Columbia, Halle Institute for Economic Research)
Bastian Alm (Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action)

Organisers assume that by submitting your paper and personal data, you agree that this information will be used
exclusively for purposes of conference planning. The data and your paper will be passed to the Scientific
committee for the review process. After the conference, the data will be deleted.

Please submit your extended abstract (1000-2000 words) here: https://gfr.ersa.org/2024/01/12/submission-summer-conference-2024/

Scientific Committee:
Matthias Brachert (IWH), Tom Brökel (University of Stavanger Business School), Stephan Brunow (HdBA), Eva Dettmann (IWH), Jan Cornelius Peters (Thünen Institute), Mirko Titze (IWH), Christoph Wunder (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg)

Local organisation:
IWH (Matthias Brachert, Eva Dettmann, Birgit Sedlick, Mirko Titze)

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Conference fee:
There is a conference fee of 50 €

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