Spatial productivity for regional and local development
 10 October 2019 | 14.00-17.30 OECD Venice Office, Dorsoduro 3488/U, Venice

Focus of this meeting

The 5th SPL meeting is intended to bring together academics, policy-makers and practitioners to discuss the ways of enchancing aggregate productivity growth while decreasing subnational inequalities in productivity performance. The agenda includes several presentations by researchers with different backgrounds and will offer plentiful opportunities for interactions and discussions.

The meeting will start with a comprehensive overview of the literature, which identifies spatial and aspatial (those based on the firm- and industry-level research) productivity determinants and will demonstrate how the latter group is also linked to the underlying spatial dimension. After this introduction, the invited speakers will look at specific mechanisms and processes related to geographical variations in productivity, such as agglomerations, Global Value Chains, migration, innovation networks and sorting of businesses and individuals across space. The meeting will conclude with reflections on policy implications of the current research and the ways forward.


The event is open to civil society and all people interested in the topic upon registration.
Please confirm your participation registering by Tuesday, 1 October 2019. This event brings together researchers, policy makers and practitioners to discuss ways in which policies, regulations and planning can help create an environment for thriving entrepreneurship and SMEs, while at the same time leveraging these entrepreneurs for local development. The discussion will combine presentations of academic research with practical examples and open discussion with all participants.


To register, please fill in this online form by 1 October 2019 23:59 CET.