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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!

 

GEOINNO2022

 

ERSA 2022

 

A.I.S.Re. 2022

 

World KLEMS 2022

GEOINNO2022

 4-6 July 2022Milan, Italy


OECD Spatial Productivity Lab special session and presentation at the 6th Geography of Innovation Conference, GEOINNO2022

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

Automation, digitalisation and new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) are reshaping the landscape of opportunities for places, firms and people. These developments also come with potential downsides including increased inequality and the wellbeing costs of economic transitions. Policies will play a key role in promoting efficient and inclusive technological transformations for increased productivity, prosperity and wellbeing. Regional policies in particular have the ability to leverage local assets and more granularly address local needs.

All policy interventions need to rely on sound understanding of the multifaceted effects of technological change. The OECD roundtable will bring together high-level experts to exchange their views on better ways for regions to seize on the opportunities opened by technological advance and to mitigate the risks. The discussion will serve as a building block towards a roadmap for regions to translate technology into better economic and social outcomes for all.

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

In this session the presenters will discuss interactions between the drivers of regional economic resilience and (productivity) growth with particular focus on innovation. Regional economic resilience is the ability of a region to withstand and to recover from negative external shocks. Building regional economic resilience may take away resources that foster economic growth. At the same time, factors such as innovation, diversity of economic activities and being a part of networks may enhance both productivity and resilience. The presentations in this session will contribute to questions such as “which drivers serve both resilience and growth?”, “when does increasing resilience limit productivity?” and “what is the role of innovation?”.
 

 

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Agenda

Agenda of the event

 


Links

Official website

 

The OECD Spatial Productivity Lab

  

Contact

Alexandra.Tsvetkova@oecd.org

 

61st ERSA Congress

 23-26 August 2022Pecs, Hungary & Virtual


OECD Spatial Productivity Lab special session at the 61st ERSA Congress

The Spatial Productivity Lab Special Session - The spatial dimensions of productivity for regional growth 

Productivity is an unsung hero in our lives. An abstract concept that for a long time was the topic of discussions in economics and among (some) policy makers seems to start making its way into day-to-day vocabulary of the mass media and into people’s living rooms. There is growing understanding that a steady and widely shared productivity growth is needed for broad-based improvements in living standards and wellbeing.

Traditionally productivity was considered at the national level in policy making and at a firm- or industry- level in academic research. As a result, regulation regimes, banking systems, industrial strategies are the prime focus areas for policies aiming to boost productivity. Place-specific efforts to enhance productivity were not a salient part of the discussions or policy efforts, as markets were expected to deliver welfare-maximising results with no additional interventions or modifications to the centralised approach to productivity. In reality, free markets do not automatically lead to a spatially equal distribution of wealth and wellbeing, so regions should play a more active role in reducing productivity imbalances.

The now traditional OECD SPL special session on the spatial dimension of productivity brings together researchers interested in the topics of regional (productivity) growth, its effects and determinants. It offers a forum to discuss recent research and to brainstorm on the future directions of inquiry so that it can deepen our understanding but also inform policies for enhanced and sustainable regional growth.

 

 

 

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Agenda

Special session S25 "The spatial dimensions of productivity for regional growth". 


Links

Official website

 

The OECD Spatial Productivity Lab

  

Contact

Alexandra.Tsvetkova@oecd.org

 

XLIII A.I.S.Re. Annual Scientific Conference

 5-7 September 2022Milan, Italy


OECD Spatial Productivity Lab and Politecnico di Milano special session at the XLIII A.I.S.Re. Annual Scientific Conference
 

The Spatial Productivity Lab and Politecnico di Milano Special Session - Relaunch of productivity for regional growth and cohesion  

The economic crisis that started in 2008 brought structural changes in the European and other advanced economies, overall highlighting the need of a re-launch of productivity. However, the magnitude of such changes and their effects on productivity are still to be satisfactorily measured and interpreted. This is important, since differences between regional economic circumstances will strongly affect their growth opportunities.

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has further underscored the importance of the spatial dimension both for the spread of the disease and the ability of places to cope with the economic and social repercussions. As the world slowly and painfully returns to “normal”, a renewed attention is needed to the ways of empowering all regions to recover, to grow and to use the opportunities opened by the pandemic for reducing interregional inequalities.

The special session will offer a forum for a comprehensive discussion on the spatial drivers of productivity and the ways for subnational policies to facilitate regional productivity growth as well as on the implications of spatial differences in productivity for other socioeconomic dimensions such as wellbeing, inequality and resilience.

 

 

 

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Agenda

Special session "Relaunch of productivity for regional growth and cohesion". 


Links

Official website

 

The OECD Spatial Productivity Lab

  

Politecnico di Milano

 


Contacts

Alexandra.Tsvetkova@oecd.org

 

Silvia.Cerisola@polimi.it

 

7th World KLEMS conference 2022

 12-13 October 2022Manchester, United Kingdom


OECD Spatial Productivity Lab presentation at the 7th World KLEMS conference

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

The analysis of regional productivity provides insights on how national productivity performance is composed of performance by regions and cities with varying experiences in economic growth and productivity. The ability to strengthen productivity performance especially in struggling areas can have major aggregate benefits.  This session discusses analysis of productivity at the subnational level, factoring in government institutions (discussion paper available), the regional mobility of people and regional employment shocks from mass lay-offs in the private sector.

 

 

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Agenda

Preliminary agenda of the event

 


Links

Official website

 

The OECD Spatial Productivity Lab

  

Contact

Alexandra.Tsvetkova@oecd.org

 

 

 

 

 
Previous Special Sessions

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

 

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