RSA Awards 2009

Introduced to celebrate excellence, our winners for the 2009 RSA Awards are:

Contribution to the Field 2009

Professor Ann Markusen, University of Minnesota, USA

Early career 2009 

We define early career as those working in the first three years following full-time education. Early Career membership is showing strong growth (it is a new category) and we separated it from individual membership and lowered the fee as part of our commitment to supporting new researchers and practitioners as they start their careers in our field.

The judges argued strongly for the celebration of four candidates in this category each of whom demonstrated a high standard of academic excellence in their submission. 

Taught Master 2009

Pedro do Amaral, Downing College Cambridge, UK and CEDPLAR (Centre for Development and Regional Planning), Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Best Book 2009

Remaking Regional Economies Power, Labor and Firm Strategies in the Knowledge Economy (2008) by Susan Christopherson, Cornell University, USA and Jennifer Clark, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Best Referee Regional Studies 2009 

Voted for by the RS Editors 

We have long recognised and celebrated the dedication of peer reviewers and the final issue of Regional Studies each year lists all those who have refereed for us and from time to time we pick out the most outstanding contributions during the year based on completeness of response, knowledge of the field, timeliness etc. This year we have three winners:

Best Paper RS 2009

Voted for by the editors of Regional Studies. 

Andrea Morrison, Universitá Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Italy, for Gatekeepers of knowledge within industrial districts: who they are, how they interact, published in Regional Studies in July 2008.

Best Referee SEA 2009

Voted for by the editors of SEA 

The same two categories of awards are also applied to our joint journal with the British and Irish Section of the RSAi - Spatial Economic Analysis. 

Marc Schramm, University of Utrecht, Netherlands

Best Paper SEA 2009

Voted for by the SEA Editors 

Gianfranco Piras, University of Rome, Italy, Sandy Dall'erba, University of Arizona, USA and Marco Percoco, Universita Boconni, Italy for The European Regional Growth Process Revisited paper published in February 2008.

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