The “Causal Inference with Spatial Data” workshop, organized by FDZ Ruhr and held at the RWI-Leibniz Institute for Economic Research in Essen, Germany, on 9th and 10th May 2022 brought together young and senior researchers who are working on causal inference problems requiring the use of spatial data. With its four broad focus areas in Housing Markets, Environment and Energy, Economic History, and Human Capital and Labor, the two-day workshop hosted twelve presentations- three in each session. Additionally, every session had its own keynote speaker.
The keynote speakers for our workshop were:
Gabriel Ahlfeldt, London School of Economics and Political Science, Housing Markets
Anna Alberini, University of Maryland, Environment and Energy
Mariaflavia Harari, University of Pennsylvania, Human Capital and Labor
Erik Hornung, University of Cologne, Economic History
The FDZ Ruhr at the RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research hosted the 1st FDZ Ruhr Regional Disparity Workshop in Essen, Germany, September 19th-20th, 2019. It featured a rich program with state-of-the-art research in regional economics: segregation and regional inequality, housing, spatial econometric methods, and related fields. Non-tenured economists like PhD students, young post-docs, and assistant professors were invited to submit an abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by 16 June 2019. Accepted participants had the opportunity to interact with invited experts in regional economics.
The workshop thereby brought together an international assembly of both together young and experienced scholars who share a common interest on the topic of regional disparities. Its goal was to promote the exchange of ideas and experience.
The keynote speakers were:
Gabriel Ahlfeldt (London School of Economics, UK)
R. Kelley Pace (Louisiana State University, USA)
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There was no participation fee. Expenses for travel and a one-night accommodation expenses in the conference hotel and a conference dinner on September 19th was covered.
On September 16-17, 2019, CReAM (Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration at University College London) and RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research hosted their 2nd joint workshop on the ‘Economics of Migration’ in Essen, Germany. The aim of the workshop was to bring together young and experienced researchers to present and discuss their work in the broad area of migration economics. Both empirical and theoretical contributions were welcome. The workshop was organized in a manner designed to foster interaction among the participants in a relaxed atmosphere.
The keynote lecture was given by:
Jackie Wahba (University of Southampton)
Francesco Fasani (Queen Mary University of London)
Julia Bredtmann (RWI)
Sebastian Otten (CReAM)
The 1st RWI Empirical Environmental Economics Workshop brought together some of the world’s best empirical, environmental economists, in particular those working in the energy and transportation sector. It consisted of 45 minutes presentations including discussion. There were also time slots for shorter presentations by PhD students/younger faculty.
The organizers are grateful for financial support by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung.
Mark A. Andor (RWI)
Mike Price (University of Alabama, NBER and RWI)
In July 2019, RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research hosted the final workshop of the project “Worker Flows, Match Quality and Productivity” in the Birschel Mühle in Hattingen, Germany. The project included labour economists from CERGE-EI Prague, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, IfW Kiel, RWI and Universität Bayreuth, and was financed by the Leibniz Association.
The aim of the workshop was to bring together young and experienced researchers from the project and beyond to present and discuss their work in the area of worker flows, worker-firm match quality and labour market institutions.
Overall, the project aimed at analysing the determinants of worker flows as well as the effects of worker flows on the quality of employer-employee matches.
The workshop was organized such as to foster interaction among the participants in a relaxed atmosphere, to discuss ongoing research projects, and to create potential new research ideas, with a focus on the effects of technological change and labour-market policies on worker flows.
Invited speakers were:
Daniel Baumgarten (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Priscila Ferreira (University of Minho)
Boris Hirsch (Leuphana University of Lüneburg)
Pedro Raposo (Católica Lisbon)
Simon Woodcock (Simon Fraser University)