The 19th Tinbergen Research Workshop was held at the Tinbergen Institute in Amsterdam on May 2 and 3, 2016. The workshop was sponsored by the Tinbergen Institute and the (IAB) Institute for Labour Market Research (Nurnberg, Germany) in collaboration with the Regional Science Academy. Organized by Uwe Blien, Peter Nijkamp, Roger Stough, Karima Kourtit and Robert Stimson, the workshop addressed labor market and development issues and topics and new perspectives in regional science.
Ageing has become a universal megatrend in many countries, with far-reaching consequences for the welfare state, public finance, consumption and mobility patterns, and labour force participation. It is increasingly recognized that the consequences of an ageing society may exhibit different patterns on a regional system, depending on the demography, quality of life and economic resilience in these regions. The declining labour force participation as a result if the ageing process may be compensation by another demographic factor, viz. international migration. Clearly, it is also noteworthy that the spatial distribution of migration flows shows also heterogeneous patterns in a national-regional systems, so that migration is not by definition a panacea for solving the ageing issue. Especially on a regionally heterogeneous labour market, ageing and migration may be sometimes mutually complementary and sometimes mutually conflicting phenomena.
The declining labour force participation as a result if the ageing process may be compensation by another demographic factor, viz. international migration. Clearly, it is also noteworthy that the spatial distribution of migration flows shows also heterogeneous patterns in a national-regional systems, so that migration is not by definition a panacea for solving the ageing issue. Especially on a regionally heterogeneous labour market, ageing and migration may be sometimes mutually complementary and sometimes mutually conflicting phenomena.
Taking the above-described force field as its departure point and aiming at highlighting the drivers and consequences of this nexus for the functioning of regional labour markets, the meeting was oriented to:
- An inventory of the various ageing-migration issues in various countries;
- An analysis of the heterogeneous impacts of these developments on regional labour markets;
- A systematic examination of the data bases needed to map out the complex and dynamic nature of these developments;
- A presentation of various contemporaneous economic and statistical modeling techniques to analyse the above complex regional labour market developments;
- A critical review of various policy measures to cope with the above mentioned pensionado-migration nexus.
Framework, program and summary report of the event.
Monday, May 2, 2016
ABC: Signatures of Regional Science: New Perspectives
Chair: Roger Stough
Uwe Blien, Matthias Dorner & Oliver Ludewig
New results on the effects of technical progress on regional employment dynamics
Are the most productive regions necessarily the most successful?
The Voice of Regional Science Series: Will cross- border population mobility lead to global demographic convergence?
Great Minds Lecture Series: August Lösch
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
ABC: New Perspectives on Labour Market Research
Chair: Karima Kourtit
The returns to migration and human capital accumulation pathways: Non-metropolitan youth in the school-to-work transition
Migration, urban-rural relations and ageing: Swedish short- and long-term perspectives
Regional migration in Chile of different age cohorts
Chair: Bob Stimson
Migration from South Asian counties
Productivity growth to face the consequences of aging: Effects for Netherlands and Germany at the firm level
Relationship between labor market and the development transition: A case study of China
Chair: Mark Partridge
Ana Maria Barufi
Lagging regions and labour market dynamics in Brazil
The retirement village alternative as a housing choice for retirees in Australia: a methodology to identify optimal locations for a new village and assess the potential of a site to attract clients
Transparent reform of the pension system in Slovakia: the project of the Virtual Pension Fund Management Company
Chair: Aura Reggiani
On optimism and pessimism by forward looking agents and the need for social security
The Internet in Nepal: WiMAX broadband service
Diversity in the DNA – Migrant diversity and the long-term economic impact of migration in the US
Conclusion and Closure