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Rodrigo Simões Obituary

Rodrigo Simões Obituary

Dr. Rodrigo Simões passed away on August, 19th in Rio de Janeiro. He was aged 50.
Rodrigo Simões was one of the most inspirational regional economists in Brazil. Born in Belo Horizonte, he was, at the time of his passing, deputy director of Cedeplar, the Centre for Regional Planning and Development at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), and also the president of the Brazilian National Association of Graduate Courses in Urban and Regional Planning.

RSA Sessions at the IGC 2016

We are very pleased to announce that the Regional Studies Association and its members will participate at the 33rd International Geographical Congress in Beijing 21st- 26th August 2016. 

2nd Issue of Area Development and Policy (ADP) published online

Area Development and Policy (ADP) is to be a world-class journal publishing original academic research examining the multi-scalar and geographically differentiated relationships between economic and political organization, ways of life and work and their context, as they shape regions, cities, rural areas and their inter-relationships. 

CfP EARLY CAREER PAPERS section in Regional Studies Regional Science

The Regional Studies Association's open access journal, Regional Studies, Regional Science, has a section specifically devoted to Early Career Papers which focuses on publishing short articles from students and early career researchers to make their research accessible to a wider audience. 

Keith Cowling obituary

Keith Cowling was one of Europe’s leading industrial economists and a long standing advocate of industrial policy. He was also renowned for being highly critical of the state of contemporary capitalism, believing that its monopolistic tendencies led to recession and stagnation and was prone to abuse of corporate power. He conducted this critique by uniquely combining both neoclassical and heterodox approaches to economics, but with an empirical rigour that gained him the wide respect of the economics profession.   

New RSA Student Representatives appointed!

We are very pleased to announce the appointments of Ms Chloe Chang Liu, Department of Urban Planning and Design at the University of Hong Kong and Mr Mattia Casula, Department of Political Science, LUISS University Rome as the new Student Representatives to the RSA Board.

EWRC 2016 University: Registration is now open

Registration for the European Week of Regions and Cities is open until 26 September 2016. 

Symposium on the National Economic Challenges Associated with the UK’s Urban & Regional Inequalities

A Symposium on the National Economic Challenges Associated with the UK’s Urban and Regional Inequalities and the Policy Options for Responding to these Inequalities and Challenges

The RSA in India

Historic and very successful meeting in Delhi at the National Institute of Urban Affairs with representives of key Indian instititions.

Britain for sale - the latest publication by the Smith Institute and the RSA now available online

Britain for sale? Perspectives on the costs and benefits of foreign ownership (2016). Published by the Smith Institute, edited by Mike Raco

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