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OECD Special Sessions at the 60th ERSA Congress

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

I would like to encourage you to submit your research and to spread the word about the 2 special sessions organised by the OECD Trento Centre jointly with partners.

  1. S50. The spatial dimension of productivity for regional growth

Following the success of the last year special sessions on spatial productivity, the Spatial Productivity Lab at the OECD Trento Centre has partnered with the UK-based Productivity Insights Network to organise this year edition titled “The Spatial Dimension of Productivity for Regional Growth”. We are accepting submissions that tackle the issue of productivity from a regional/subnational perspective in a variety of contexts and under a range of angles. Please consider submitting your research and encourage others to do so!

  1. S49. Competitiveness and sustainable growth across regional typologies

This special session seeks to focus on the issues of competitiveness and sustainable economic growth within certain types of regions. Research that focuses on the mountainous regions, thin economies, island economies, marginalised rural areas, etc. would fit well. To give a few examples outside of the traditional urban-rural delineation, in Italy, the areas of interest can be inner areas and the Italian South; in the US, counties within the ARC fall within this topic.

Please submit your research and encourage others to do so.

As the OECD Trento Centre is launching a new stream of work on sustainable economic mountain development, if any people working on this or closely related topics come to mind, please share the names with us, so we can draw from their expertise and to form a network of interested researchers.

Thank you and hope to see every one of you in Bolzano in August.

With kind regards,

Alexandra Tsvetkova | Economist/Policy Analyst
Trento Centre for Local Development || Spatial Productivity Lab

Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities

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