ERSA-OECD Joint Workshop
Covid 19 and regional disparities: facts and debates
The OECD and ERSA experience
21 January 2021 (at 14.00 CET)
European Regional Science Association (ERSA) and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are delighted to invite you to join our upcoming workshop which will be held on January 21st, 2021 (14.00 CET) featuring “Covid 19 and regional disparities: facts and debates. The OECD and ERSA experience“.
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About the presentation
How prepared are regions and cities in OECD countries to face the current crisis and the other megatrends (e.g. digitalisation, ageing, climate change) affecting our economies and societies? Is the pandemic shaping new regional economic and social disparities within countries? The presentation will largely draw from the latest edition of OECD Regions and Cities at a Glance report, which provides a comprehensive assessment of how regions and cities are progressing in their efforts to build stronger, more sustainable and more resilient economies and societies.
Paolo Veneri, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Italy
Paolo Veneri is the Head of the Regional Analysis and Statistics Unit at the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities. His work covers several topics connected to urban and regional development, including understanding and measuring urbanisation, well-being and spatial inequalities. He led several OECD flagship publications including “Cities in the World. A New perspective on urbanisation” (2020), “Regions and Cities at a Glance” editions, “Divided Cities” (2018), “The Geography of Firm Dynamics” (2017), “Making cities work for all” (2016), “How’s Life in your Region?” (2014) and “Rural-urban partnerships: an integrated approach to economic development” (2013).
Alessandra Faggian, Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), Italy
Lise Bourdeau-Lepage, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France
The workshop will be based on the result of the latest publication of OECD on Regions and cities at a glance.
Regions and Cities at a Glance 2020 provides a comprehensive assessment of how regions and cities across the OECD are progressing towards stronger, more sustainable and more resilient economies and societies. The publication provides a unique comparative picture in a number of aspects connected to economic development, health, well-being and net zero-carbon transition across regions and cities in OECD and selected non-OECD countries. In the light of the health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the report analyses outcomes and drivers of social, economic and environmental resilience. This edition provides several new features. First, an extended set of health-related indicators, including excess mortality, morbidity rates, and air quality. Second, novel indicators on the potential of regions and cities to remote working, as well as on trade openness and access to digital infrastructure enrich the economic chapter. Third, the report offers a number of new climate-and environment-related indicators, including on sustainable electricity production and related carbon emissions. The report shows population trends in over nine thousands cities and metropolitan areas across the entire world. Finally, the last chapter presents new indicators on spending and revenues capacity of regional governments in OECD countries.
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