Conference on Skilled Migration and Labor Shortage

in Non-Metropolitan Areas

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If you want to attend the conference, please register by sending an e-mail, before March 23, 2019, to:

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March 25/26, 2019 in Jena, Germany

The Chairs of Economic Geography and of Economics/Public Finance will host a conference that seeks to bring together migration researchers from economics and geography as well as related disciplines. Interdisciplinary contributions are particularly welcome. The aim is to cast light on new developments in empirical and theoretical research related to skilled migration and regional labor shortage. The conference is part of an EU-funded project on migration of international students and highly skilled workers to overcome regional labor shortage. Therefore, the focus is on regional labor markets in developed countries and skilled migration.“.

The keynote lecture will be delivered by Alessandra Faggian (Gran Sasso Science Institute, L’Aquila, Italy) and Christian Leßmann (Technische Universität Braunschweig).

The conference intends to give junior and senior researchers an opportunity of presenting and discussing their research. The conference language is English. It is planned to publish a selection of revised papers as an edited conference volume. Accommodation and meals will be provided; participants are, however, expected to cover their own travel expenses.


Interested authors should submit their full papers or extended abstracts by December 15, 2018. Authors of accepted papers will be notified no later than January 15, 2019. Please send your submission to

Conference Venue

Auditorium zur Rosen
Johannisstraße 13
07743 Jena, Germany


Prof. Dr. Silke Uebelmesser
Chair of Economics/Public Finance (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena)

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Henn
Chair of Economic Geography (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena)


Stefan Töpfer
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Funded by the Free State of Thuringia and the European Social Fund (ESF).