Regional Disparity Workshop

Regional Disparity Workshop

1st FDZ Ruhr Regional Disparity Workshop

Essen, Germany, September 19-20, 2019

The FDZ Ruhr at the RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research hosted the 1st FDZ Ruhr Regional Disparity Workshop in Essen, Germany, September 19th-20th, 2019. It featured a rich program with state-of-the-art research in regional economics: segregation and regional inequality, housing, spatial econometric methods, and related fields. Non-tenured economists like PhD students, young post-docs, and assistant professors were invited to submit an abstract to by 16 June 2019. Accepted participants had the opportunity to interact with invited experts in regional economics.

The workshop thereby brought together an international assembly of both together young and experienced scholars who share a common interest on the topic of regional disparities. Its goal was to promote the exchange of ideas and experience.

We were able to win as keynote speaker:

  • Gabriel Ahlfeldt (London School of Economics, UK)
  • R. Kelley Pace (Louisiana State University, USA)

What is special for young researcher?

  • One-on-one mentoring support for young researcher by an experienced scholar

There was no participation fee. Expenses for travel and a one-night accommodation expenses in the conference hotel and a conference dinner on September 19th was covered.

The call for papers has been closed.