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Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED Programme)

The world changed by COVID-19: Policy, economy, society | 8th SPL meeting

 

 7 May 2020  14.00 -16.00 CEST Remote participation  


Organised by the OECD Trento Centre

 

The OECD Spatial Productivity Lab (SPL)

The OECD Spatial Productivity Lab (SPL) is a dedicated research laboratory that works with local and global partners to advance knowledge about the ways regional policy and a better understanding of spatial links can improve productivity growth and thereby the creation of better jobs and well-being.

The OECD Spatial Productivity Lab is a part of the OECD Trento Centre for Local Development, which is an integral part of the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities. The mission of the Trento Centre is to build capacities for local development in OECD member and non-member countries, working directly with policy makers at all levels of government.

 

Focus of this meeting

The world changed by COVID-19: Policy, economy, society

The impacts of the global Covid-19 pandemic are highly localised. What are the regional dimensions of the crisis – from economy to policy to society – and how will regions emerge from the current crisis?

Profound economic effects of the spread of coronavirus are already sorely felt across the world. The geographic pattern of the impacts on regional economies will not necessarily follow the pattern of the virus hot spots. Indeed, both geography and sectoral specialisation play a key role. We will present analyses of the pandemic’s labour impacts and regional policy responses together with a discussion of the ways to shape people’s expectations.

This information was used as a background for a conversation about structural spatial implications of the crisis going forward:

  • What will be the most important economic consequences of the pandemic and what is the role of geography?
  • How will the policy landscape change after the crisis in general and for the place-based policies in particular?
  • What are the ways (for firms, industries, places) to manage the crisis and to seize the new opportunities? 

Participation

The event was open to civil society and all people interested in the topic upon free registration.

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Materials & Information

Agenda

Agenda

 

Meeting summary

 

 

Format

Digital event. 

 

OECD Contact

Alexandra.Tsvetkova@oecd.org

 

 

Links

The Spatial Productivity Lab at the OECD Trento Centre 

   

 Speakers

Joaquim OLIVEIRA MARTINS

Joaquim OLIVEIRA MARTINS
Deputy Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE), OECD

Philip MCCANN 

Philip MCCANN
Chair in Urban and Regional Economics, The University of Sheffield, UK

Mattia CORBETTA 

Mattia CORBETTA
Policy Analyst, OECD Trento Centre for Local Development

Raquel ORTEGA-ARGILE 

Raquel ORTEGA-ARGILES
Chair of Regional Economic Development, University of Birmingham, UK

Alessandra PROTO 

Alessandra PROTO
Acting Head, OECD Trento Centre for Local Development

Mirco TONIN 

Mirco TONIN
Professor of Economic Policy and Vice Dean for Research, The Free Univesity of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Alexandra TSVETKOVA 

Alexandra TSVETKOVA
Economist and Policy Analyst, OECD Trento Centre for Local Development

Paolo VENERI 

Paolo VENERI
Head of Regional Analysis and Statistics Unit, CFE, OECD

 
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