Andrea is Assistant Professor of Applied Economics at the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) in L’Aquila, Italy. Andrea’s research interests lie at the intersection of applied microeconomics, economic geography and international business studies. Andrea has written several articles on multinational corporations focusing on their locational and organizational strategies, their impact on the innovativeness of local […]
Our members, Alejandra Berenice Trejo Nieto, Benedict Arko and Sylvia He share their experiences being members of the Regional Studies community. For more information about our membership benefits for different career stages, please see our membership pages here.
The recording of the Regions Cities Industry webinar ‘Levelling Up Left Behind Places: The Scale and Nature of the Economic and Policy Challenge’ is now available to watch. The session presents research funded by the RSA’s Policy Expo Grant Scheme and published as part of the Policy Impact Book Series. The Policy Impact book […]
‘Polycentric urban regions’ (PURs) have become a key concept in regional studies, both as a frame for capturing empirical realities and as part of normative visions in development policies. In its most basic guise, the PUR notion applies to regions characterised by the presence of multiple, more-or-less proximate urban centres without pronounced hierarchical differentiation. Although […]
The RSA is very pleased to announce the new International Editorial Advisory Board of its flagship journal Regional Studies. The advisory body for 2022 consists of the following subject-specialist experts. We thank them for their generosity in sharing their expertise and for their commitment to the Association. David B. Audretsch Joan Fitzgerald Helen Lawton Smith Gordon Clark Karen […]
The RSA Board agreed that the Small Grant Scheme on Pandemics, Cities, Regions and Industry should remain in place and the Research Network Grant Scheme & Travel Grant should remain on hold as the pandemic has not appeared to have passed, particularly in large parts of the developing world. Therefore, the application deadline for the […]
We would like to welcome our newly appointed editors who start in January 2022. Regional Studies Book Review Editor – Laura Polverari, University of Padua, Italy Early Career Editor – Deniz Sevinc, University of Birmingham, UK Spatial Economic Analysis Early Career Editor – Steven Bond-Smith, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, USA Territory, Politics, Governance Early […]
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The Regional Studies Association seeks to appoint one Editor to its journal Regional Studies, Regional Science (RSRS) for the Early Career Mentored Section. The expertise sought by the journal is in the fields of regional planning; environmental planning; sustainability; spatial analysis; big data; climate change, and/or spatial development. Early Career Mentored Section Editor (One position available) […]
The Regional Studies Association and Regional Science Association International – British and Irish Section seek to appoint a Co-Editor to the journal, Spatial Economic Analysis. Co-Editor (one position available) Co-Editors of Spatial Economic Analysis are expected to: Support the peer review process by selecting referees on appropriate manuscripts (assigned to them by the Editor in […]
Around the world we have all faced ongoing challenges with the Covid 19 pandemic and it seems that with the new variant omicron the pandemic is not finished with us yet. In this context it is pleasing that the RSA community remains strong and together and in this holiday season letter I reflect on this. […]
Levelling Up Left Behind Places: The Scale and Nature of the Economic and Policy Challenge Authors: Professor Ron Martin, Dr Ben Gardiner, Professor Andy Pike, Professor Peter Sunley and Professor Peter Tyler The book presents novel analyses of the scale, nature and geographies of the economically ‘left behind’ place problem. It examines why past urban […]
Stephen Hincks, University of Sheffield, UK and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal has announced the following awards: Best Paper Regional Studies, Regional Science Well-being and unemployment during the Great Recession: an empirical analysis across UK local authority districts – KEVIN MULLIGAN & MARTA ZIEBA, University of Limerick, Ireland Best Referee Regional Studies, Regional Science CRISTINA PEÑASCO, University of Cambridge, […]
We are delighted that a Best Paper Award for the RSA Blog has been established. We are happy to announce, for the very first time, the winners for the Best Paper for a Blog submitted in 2020; and the Best Paper Award for a Blog in our 2021 Student Summer Series. Best RSA Blog 2020 […]
The RSA Office team is sending all members, partners, our board and committees and the wider community sincere thanks for your support and engagement with us over the course of the year. As 2021 draws to a close, here are some dates for your new 2022 diaries. You can also sign up to receive our […]
Best Referees Award David Bailey, University of Birmingham, UK and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal has awarded the Regional Studies Best Referee Awards to: MARCO BELLANDI, University of Florence, Italy ROBERT HASSINK, University of Kiel, Germany ERICA SANTINI, University of Trento, Italy Best Paper Regional Studies David Bailey, University of Birmingham, UK and the Editor-in-Chief of […]
The RSA is pleased to support the 44th Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Regional Science Association International. The conference will be held hybrid 6th-7th December 2021 in Melbourne and focus on ‘Risk! The Challenge of Managing Risks to Regional Futures’. The RSA is sponsoring a plenary by Professor Robert Hassink, (Kiel University, […]
We would like to welcome our new Early Career representative to the RSA Board, Vanessa Guerra. We are looking forward to working with Vanessa and are excited about her ideas for the RSA student and EC community. I am excited to start collaborating under this new role and to work on creating opportunities to support […]
The RSA offers a great choice of 30-45 minute long Professional Development Webinar recordings. RSA members have exclusive access to these resources through the RSA Lounge. Available Professional Development Resources Our Professional Development Webinar Resources include sessions on the following topics (please click on each to learn more about all sessions available in each […]
We are happy to announce that the Best Book Award 2021 has been awarded to: Cities and Regions in Crisis – The Political Economy of Sub-National Economic Development – MARTIN JONES, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Designate, Staffordshire University, UK Joan Fitzgerald, Northeastern University, USA and the Editor-in-Chief of the RSA’s Regions and Cities Book Series […]
Best Referees Award Klaus Dodds, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK and the Editor-in-Chief of the Territory, Politics, Governance Journal has announced the winners of the Best Referee Award: COLIN FLINT, Utah State University, USA GUNILLA OLSSON, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Best Paper Award for papers published in 2020 Chih Yuan Woon, National University of Singapore, Singapore and […]
Watch the TPG Annual Lecture Recording: “Just Sustainabilities in Policy, Planning and Practice” with Speaker: Julian Agyeman (Tufts University, USA) and Chair: Klaus Dodds (Royal Holloway University of London, UK).
Nominations (both self-nominations and third-party nominations) of current members are being sought for the following awards in regional studies and related fields: Nathaniel Lichfield Award – this award is for recent Masters graduate who have graduated within the previous year; Paul Benneworth PhD Student Award – this award is for registered PhD students who have not yet […]