Isabelle Pigeron-Piroth is a Research Specialist at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning. An Economist by training (she holds a Master degree in Economics from the University of Nancy-France), she is also interested by the spatial aspects of employment and mobilities in cross-border contexts.

Her research deals with cross-border work in Luxembourg and the Greater Region Saar-Lor-Lux, focusing on sectorial segmentation and spatial structuring of cross-border labour markets. She is also interested in the comparison with other cross-border spaces.

She has been working at the University of Luxembourg since its creation. Beforehand, she worked  at the Centre Universitaire de Luxembourg (predecessor of the University).

She is a member of different cross-border networks  : UniGR-Center for Border Studies (researchers within the University of the Greater Region doing research on borders) and the LABOR SwissLux- Labour Across Borders (network of researchers from Switzerland, Luxembourg and Lorraine interested by cross-border commuters in a comparative way), of which she is a founding member.
She has published different papers and studies about cross-border commuters (Espace, Populations et Sociétés, 2018 ; Routledge, 2017 ; Revue Française de Socio-Economie, 2016 ; Geo-Regards, 2011 ; Travail et Emploi, 2006 ; STATEC…. ). She also co-edited a book with Rachid Belkacem « Le travail frontalier au sein de la Grande Région Saar-Lor-Lux » (PUN, 2012).

Research interests
Cross-border Commuters
Greater Region SaarLorLux
Border Studies
Cross-border Labor Markets

Latest content Isabelle Pigeron took part in

Geography & Spatial Planning
Interdisciplinary UniGR Center of Expertise at the University of Luxembourg
The University of the Greater Region (UniGR) has founded the first interdisciplinary centre of expertise for border research. It is a cross-border structure with border researchers from Germany, France, Belgium and Luxembourg, coordinated at the Department of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Luxembour