due to the high degree of uncertainty with respect to the spread of the Coronavirus.

1st Workshop of the RTG 2484 Regional Disparities & Economic Policy on

Regional Disparities 5 – 6 June 2020, Essen, Germany

Workshop venue
Philharmonie Essen
Conference Center
Huyssenallee 53
45128 Essen

Organizers & scientific committee

Research Training Group 2484
Regional Disparities & Economic Policy

Thomas Bauer (Bochum)
Christiane Hellmanzik (Dortmund)
Philip Jung (Dortmund)
Martin Karlsson (Duisburg-Essen)
Sanne Kruse-Becher (Bochum)
Marie Paul (Duisburg-Essen)
Nadine Riedel (Münster)
Tobias Seidel (Duisburg-Essen)
Jens Wrona (Duisburg-Essen)
Galina Zudenkova (Dortmund)


Important dates in 2020

9th March:         Submission deadline

23rd March:         Notification of acceptance

30th April:            Registration deadline

  5th June:            Workshop (9am-5pm)

  6th June:            Workshop (9am-5pm)

Fees & Travel Expenses

No registration fee for presenters. Travel expenses will not be covered.



Fernando Parro  (Penn State University)

Andrea Weber    (Central European University)


The 1st Workshop in Regional Disparities of the Research Training Group (RTG) 2484 – Regional Disparities & Economic Policy aims at bringing together researchers from the areas of urban and regional economics, economic geography and other related fields with a focus on regional topics such as:

·         Effects of globalization and structural change

·         Place-based policies

·         Local labor markets

·         Population and migration economics

·         Provision of local public goods

·         Local public finance

·         Health economics


Theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented contributions focusing on other topics related to regional science are highly welcome as well.

We strongly encourage submissions of young researchers (PhD students & PostDocs) and plan poster sessions for early stage researchers. Please indicate in your submission email if you are interested in a poster presentation.


Please submit your paper or extended abstract between 15th  January and 9th March 2020  via email to