Economic Geography III - Skilled Labour, Co-Worker Networks, and Structural & Regional Transformation

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Economic Geography Specialty Group
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Day: 4/6/2020
Start / End Time: 11:10 AM / 12:25 PM
Room: Director's Row H, Sheraton, Plaza Building, Lobby Level
Organizers: Dieter Kogler, Peter Kedron, Jennifer Clark
Chairs: Peter Kedron


Special Sessions co-organized with the Regional Studies Association (

The series of "Economic Geography" special sessions features theoretical and empirical research papers under the heading ‘UNEVEN DEVELOPMENT, STRUCTURAL CHANGE and POLICY INTERVENTION’. The various sessions focus on a variety of EG relevant topics, including among others:
• Economic and industrial structure and the economic evolution of cities and regions
• The geography of innovation and knowledge production
• Urban and regional innovation systems
• The socio-spatial dynamics of knowledge networks
• Networks, collaboration patterns and labour mobility and flexibility
• The impact of technological change on regional growth, jobs, and industries
• Theoretical and empirical foundations of development and smart specialization
• Regional and urban policies for renewal and growth in a knowledge-based economy
• The structural consequences and geographic impacts of trade policy
• Policy responses to industrial change in the periphery


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Matte Hartog*, Harvard University, Sergio Petralia, London School of Economics, Riccardo Crescenzi, London School of Economics, Frank Neffke, Harvard University, Structural transformation and the division of labor: insights from the American Economy in the 19th and 20th century 15 11:10 AM
Presenter Melissa Haller*, University of California - Los Angeles, Economic Decline and the Mobility of Skilled Workers 15 11:25 AM
Presenter Zoltán Elekes*, ANET Lab & Umea University, Anna Baranowska-Rataj, Umea University, Rikard Eriksson, Umea University, When is it possible to escape from low-wage jobs? The role of co-worker networks. 15 11:40 AM
Presenter Roman Martin*, University of Gothenburg, The role of demand in regional transformation - examples from the Swedish periphery 15 11:55 AM

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