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  • Peter HuberEmail author
  • Dieter Pennerstorfer

This special issue collects a series of papers presented at the 10th WIFO Regional Economics Workshop, organized by the Austrian Institute for Economic Research (WIFO) in 2017. This annual workshop aims to bring together young researchers in regional economics and regional science to present and discuss their recent research with both young and more senior scholars. It has received invaluable support from Prof. Geoffrey Hewings, who has encouraged this workshop through his active participation ever since its beginnings in 2008. Due to Prof. Hewings support, the workshop has grown considerable regarding the number of presentations and participants and is now able to successfully address both a national and an international audience. The papers collected in the current special issue document this by providing novel results on regional mobility research and on regional development in general.

Thus in the first block of papers, related to regional mobility, Lorenz Fischer in his...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO)ViennaAustria
  2. 2.Faculty of Business and EconomicsMendel University, BrnoBrnoCzech Republic
  3. 3.Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU)LinzAustria

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