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Spatial Productivity Lab special sessions and conference participation

 

The Spatial Productivity Lab at the OECD Trento Centre is an active participant in the current academic and policy debates on the spatial dimension of productivity, innovation and territorial development more broadly. Join our Special Sessions and attend our presentations at the upcoming conferences!

AISRe 2024 | ERSA 2024 

 AISRe 2024

 4-6 September 2024Torino, Italy 


OECD Spatial Productivity Lab special sessions at the XLV AISRe Annual Scientific Conference, 2024

SO.60: Regional productivity drivers: from analysis to policy

Organised by the OECD Spatial Productivity Lab

Productivity in the most productive region is about twice as high as in the least productive region on average across OECD countries. Moreover, these within country differences have been very persistent. Spatial productivity differentials exist because many sources of productivity growth are locally defined or are increasingly sensitive to regional and local conditions.

This session is dedicated to analysis that aims to understand the productivity drivers in regions and link such analysis to policy implications for regional and local governments.

The special session, organised by the OECD Spatial Productivity Lab, invites papers that deepen our understanding on the spatial drivers of productivity. Topics can include:

  • Regional productivity reviews;
  • Assessment of local-level public policies (e.g., Recovery and Resilience Facility programmes).
  • Impact evaluation of regional or place-based policies;
  • Innovative use of data and methods to analyse subnational economic development and productivity. 

SO.50: Existing and new regional inequalities in the twin transition

Jointly organised by the OECD Spatial Productivity Lab and Politecnico di Milano, Italy

The opportunities and challenges of the twin transition of digitalisation and greening can vary greatly between regions. For instance, accessibility to digital markets makes physical geography less of a constraint, and new industries and jobs will emerge to facilitate the transition to Net Zero economies. However, the digital transition may also pose risks for regions that already lag behind in the digitalisation of firms and society broadly. Moreover, the need to transform to a green economy may especially affect some regions intensive in the extraction or use of fossil energy, with risk of job loss for workers in such sectors.

At the same time, regional differences in economic development are already wide and persistent across OECD countries. Therefore, it is also important to understand better how existing regional inequalities between households, workers and firms across regions may be alleviated or aggravated by twin transition, and how the twin transition can be managed by local policy makers.

This session, jointly organized by POLIMI and the OECD Spatial Productivity Lab, seeks to delve into these regional economic differences and social inequality that link with the twin transition.

We invite contributions that analyse and discuss the diverse impacts of the twin transition on regions, with specific interest for quantitative contributions and implications for national and place-based policies.

Topics can include, but are not limited to:

  • Workers at risk of job loss from the twin transition
  • Digitalisation of firms in lagging regions
  • Emergence of Green industry clusters
  • The geography of green start-ups and scalers
  • Regional inequality in well-being and the twin transition
  • Analysis of regional policies to support firms and workers in the twin transition
 
 

More Information

Call for papers

Submit your abstract here by 28 February 2024 and select session SO.60: Regional productivity drivers: from analysis to policy or session SO.50: Existing and new regional inequalities in the twin transition. 

Links

Official website

 

The OECD Spatial Productivity Lab

   

 

Contacts

[email protected]

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 ERSA 2024

 26-30 August 2024Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal 


OECD Spatial Productivity Lab special session at the 63rd ERSA Congress

S58: Bridging the gap between academia and policy making: The role of productivity boards, research centres and think tanks

There is often a disconnect in how (and when) academic research is made accessible to policy. Academics typically prioritise methodological rigor and generalisable results that can be linked to theory. Policy makers often struggle to grasp the operational implications of academic research and are concerned that the evidence is outdated and that context-specific information is missing.

Platforms such as regional productivity boards, think tanks, or research centres help fill this gap. They provide the incentive to steer academic research toward timely policy questions and to communicate findings effectively. However, their diffusion in regional policy is still in an early stage compared to other areas, pointing to opportunities to share best practices and foster synergies and peer learning.

The special session, organised by the OECD Spatial Productivity Lab, invites papers that bridge the gap between academia and policy making. Featured papers may contribute to the activities of regional productivity boards, think tank, and research centres. The session also welcome presentations that discuss how academics can better engage with policy makers.

Topics can include, but are not limited to:

  • Regional productivity reviews;
  • The role of productivity boards, research centres and think tank in regional policy making;
  • Monitoring of the implementation of public policies or regional strategies at local level, such as Recovery and Resilience Facility programmes;
  • Systematic reviews of empirical research at subnational level in policy-relevant areas;
  • Impact evaluation of regional or place-based policies;
  • Innovative sources of data and empirical methods for more timely evidence at regional and local level for economic development and productivity.
 
 

More Information

Call for papers

Submit your abstract here by 14 February 2024 and select session S58 Bridging the gap between academia and policy making: The role of productivity boards, research centres and think tanks.

Links

Official website

 

The OECD Spatial Productivity Lab

   

 

Contacts

[email protected]

[email protected]

 

Previous Special Sessions

 

2024

OECD Spatial Productivity Lab and the Productivity Institute, United Kingdom special session at the GEOINNO 2024, 10-12 January 2024, Manchester, United Kingdom

11 / 12 Jan 2024 | SS21: How is the new industrial policy paradigm shaping the geography of innovation?

GEOINNO 2024 official website

 


2023

 

OECD Spatial Productivity Lab and Politecnico di Milano, Italy special session at the 62nd ERSA on 28 August-1 September 2023 Alicante, Spain & at the XLIV A.I.S.Re. Annual Scientific Conference on 6-8 September 2023, Naples, Italy

7 Sept 2023 | 8.30-10.30 | Digitalisation, global shocks and new inequalities (A.I.S.Re)

31 Aug 2023 | 14.30-16.15 | Digitalisation, global shocks and new inequalities (ERSA)

A.I.S.Re. abtract e-book

 

A.I.S.Re. official website

 

ERSA abstract e-book

 

ERSA official website


OECD Spatial Productivity Lab and the University of Primorska, Slovenia special sessions at the 2023 RSA Annual Conference, 14-17 June 2023, Ljubljana, Slovenia

15 Jun 2023 | 11.15-12.45 & 14.00-15.30 | Productivity for Regional Growth and Cohesion (SS08 I & SS08 II)

Agenda of the event

 

Official website

 


2022

OECD Spatial Productivity Lab presentation at the 7th World KLEMS conference, 12-13 October 2022, Manchester, United Kingdom

13 Oct 2022 | 15.30-17.00 | Presentation: Regional productivity - Drivers and shocks

Discussion paper

 

Official website


OECD Spatial Productivity Lab and Politecnico di Milano special session at the XLIII A.I.S.Re. Annual Scientific Conference, 5-7 September, Milan, Italy 

5 Sept 2022 | 14.00-16.00 | Relaunch of productivity for regional growth and cohesion

Agenda of the event

 

Official website

 


OECD Spatial Productivity Lab special session at the 61st ERSA Congress, 23-26 August 2022, Pecs, Hungary & Virtual

22 Aug 2022 | 12.00-13.00 | S25 The spatial dimensions of productivity for regional growth

Agenda of the event

 

Official website


OECD Spatial Productivity Lab special session and presentation at the 6th Geography of Innovation Conference, GEOINNO2022, 4-6 July 2022, Milan, Italy

6 Jul 2022 | 9.00-10.30 |  OECD Policy Roundtable organised by the Spatial Productivity Lab  - Automation, Digitalisation and AI: A roadmap for regions

5 Jul 2022 | 16.20-18.25 | Presentation: Transformative regional resilience and innovation

Agenda of the event

 

Official website

 


2021

Relaunch of productivity for regional growth and cohesion

OECD Spatial Productivity Lab and Politecnico di Milano special sessions at the 60th ERSA Congress on "Territorial Futures - Visions and scenarios for a resilient Europe", 24-28 August 2021, digital

25 Aug 2021 | 10.15-11.45 | S09-S1 Relaunch of productivity for regional growth and cohesion: Institutions, the public sector and productivity

25 Aug 2021 | 12.00-13.30 | S09-S2 Relaunch of Productivity for Regional Growth and Cohesion: Innovation, technology and productivity 

26 Aug 2021 | 12.00-13.30 | S09-S3 Relaunch of productivity for regional growth and cohesion: Industrial structure, transitions and productivity

26 Aug 2021 | 16.15-17.45 | S09-S4 Relaunch of productivity for regional growth and cohesion: Productivity, competitiveness and resilience


OECD Spatial Productivity Lab and Bank of Italy special sessions at the 60th ERSA Congress on "Territorial Futures - Visions and scenarios for a resilient Europe", 24-28 August 2021, digital

25 Aug 2021 | 16.15-17.45 | S64 Regional competitiveness and growth: Microeconomic drivers

27 Aug 2021 | 14.30-16.00 | S63 Regional competitiveness and growth: Macroeconomic trends

Official website

 


2019

The spatial dimension of productivity

OECD Spatial Productivity Lab special sessions at the 59th ERSA Congress on "Cities, regions and digital transformation: Opportunities, risks and shallenges", 27-30 August 2019, Lyon, France

Agenda of the four OECD Special Sessions 

Official website