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

  7th 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.


Call for Papers PDF-Version


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 7th March 2020 via email to