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The RSA awarded me with a travel grant to attend the 55th European Regional Science Association (ERSA) congress (World Renaissance: Changing roles for people and places). The congress took place in Lisbon from the 25th to the 28th of August 2015. It was organized in conjunction with the 21st APDR (Associação Portuguesa para o Desenvolvimento […]

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The  2015 HDCA Annual Conference was set at Georgetown University, in Washington D.C., between September 10th and 13th. The theme of the conference was “capabilities on the move: mobility and aspirations”. It focus was to discuss about results of researchs, experiences and theoretical issues about human development and the Capabilities Approach, in a more broad […]

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From February 26th to March 1st 2015, the Eastern Sociological Society helds a four­day annual conference under the main theme “Crossing Borders” at the Millenium hotel Convention Center of New York, USA. The special focus of the 2015 meeting invited  discussion of the social construction and social impacts of borders dividing individuals, groups, and nations.  […]

Producer adaptations within and beyond global production networks: Agro- food restructuring in the Caribbean In the Caribbean, domestic agricultural producers face growing ecological and economic constraints that are reshaping the prospects for rural livelihoods. These constraints include: (1) declining state support; (2) deteriorating yields associated with climate change and extreme weather events; and (3) a […]

Drivers of industrial rejuvenation in UK and Portugal old industrial regions Dr Jorge Martins on the RSA Early Career Grant: Over the last decades manufacturing in European regions has been exposed to intense global competition, particularly as a consequence of trade liberalisation. Regions with a high dependence on mass-manufacturing and old industrial regions (OIR) […]

Beyond Neoliberalism? The Regional Carbon Markets in China and the Activity of Financial Industry A vast environmental market is emerging from a non-traditional capitalist state, i.e. China. This research will analyse the regional carbon markets being developed in seven designated Chinese cities and provinces since 2013. It will focus on the variations in market activity across […]

Governance for knowledge transfer in the SMEs industrial parks: the case of Sino-European Industrial Parks in Guangdong, China This project aims to investigate the governance mode for knowledge transfer in the newly-emerged inter-governmental collaboration project between China and Europe in one of the most affluent and open regional economies in China—Guangdong Province. Specifically my research […]

Research Title: Public Investment and Social Capital. Do European Structural and Cohesion Funds Enhance Social Capital in European Regions? “The EC grant has enabled me to set aside time to work on my book project, present and discuss related work in progress on international workshops and conferences as well as during a visiting stay, and receive valuable […]

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The travel award from the Regional Studies Association covered the travel expenses for attending the 7th Pan-European Conference on the European Union, 5-7 June 2014, The Hague, the Netherlands, organised by Leiden University.  The bi-annual conference of the Standing Group on the European Union of European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) is, especially in light […]

Image - RSA Default Logo The conference has been a success, contributing greatly to my professional development. During the five days of the conference, I had the opportunity to not only present my work and get feedback and questions on it, but also to be exposed to the latest research in my areas of interest, explore possible opportunities for […]

Image - RSA Default Logo With the support of the RSA Travel Grant I was able to attend the 2013 Association for Borderlands Studies (ABS) Annual Conference – which was held in conjunction with the Annual Conference of the Western Social Science Association (WSSA) in Denver (Colorado). From April 10 to April 13 the topic of “Borders, Transnationalism and […]

Thanks to the RSA travel grant and the support from my home institution I was able to attend the Academy of International Business  (AIB) 2013 meeting this year, the leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of international business. The academy was established in 1959 and has over 3000 members in 87 different […]

I was attending and presenting a paper at International Academic Conference In Buenos Aires, Argentina in February 3-6, 2013. It was a big opportunity to give a speech about Regional Innovative Knowledge Society as RSA Ambassador. There were many topics related to social sciences. I think that it was a big experience to meet and take part […]

The Council for European Studies (CES) held their annual conference in Amsterdam between 25 and 27 June 2013. This year’s conference was the CES’s largest ever, attracting over 1,000 participants representing universities from across the world. The conference was organized under the broad theme of ‘Crisis and Contingency: States of (In)stability’. From a regional studies […]

The Association of American Geographers’ Annual Meeting this year was held in the sunny city of Los Angeles, South California. Within five days from 9th to 13th  April, over 6,000 splendid activities were put on stage, ranging from presentations, poster shows, workshops, lectures, and field trips. Attendants would always find something that suits their special […]

Innovation isn’t a goal in itself, but a means to growth, welfare and employment. Yet the distribution of the gains from innovation, and their how these are manifest spatially, are less often considered. Who gains from innovation, why and where? To consider these questions, Columbia University’s Technological Change Lab – led by Professor Smita Srinivas – held a […]

I was very glad to receive a Regional Studies Association Travel Award to present a paper at the XVIIth Annual Meeting of a network of researchers and practitioners from the Southern Common Market interested in SMSEs (XVIIª Reunión Anual de la Red PyMEs Mercosur). The conference took place at the Escola Politécnica da Universidade de Sao […]

Positions: Research Fellow at the Future of Cities. University of Oxford. COMPAS, InSIS & Oxford Martin School (UK) Lecturer in the Institute for Future Cities, University of Strathclyde Glasgow (UK) Lecturer in Policy & Sociology in Birmingham Aston University (UK) Lecturer at the University of Mondragon (Spain) Institutions: University of Oxford. COMPAS, InSIS & Oxford […]

Research Title: Developing Impact-Driven Megaregional Research: Northern England after the Northern Way The RSA Early Career Grant has been invaluable. The emphasis on big grants obscures precisely how much can be done with a modest sum. The grant has allowed me to employ a talented PhD student on a part-time basis, providing me with my first […]

“Local pharmaceutical production in East Africa: south-south production networks and the state” Read more about this research here: In response to a dependence on imports, as well as concerns over the quality and longer-term fragility of supply of imported medicines, enhancing the local production of pharmaceuticals is now a key focus of policymakers in sub-Saharan […]

Image - RSA Default Logo Summary of presentation: I made an oral presentation at the session on 2 November. There were 3 speaker sin this session and about 10 audience attending this session. After my presentation, there was an interactive and productive discussion. Sessions attended: I attended the following sessions or events of the conference: Welcome coffee reception and […]

The role of the state in building sustainable financial centres: comparing London, Luxembourg and Singapore This research aims at systematising, conceptualising, and better comprehending the State and its role(s) as a key actor in building the financial centre of the future. Two factors inform this research project: 1) International financial centres (IFCs) as key ‘production […]

Image - RSA Default Logo This conference was organized by the International Input-Output Association (IIOA).  It was attended by nearly 300 researchers in the field of input-output analysis from almost 50 countries. The conference was organized into plenary sessions and specialist parallel sessions, typically with eight sessions taking place simultaneously, covering theoretical and applied aspects of input-output analysis.  The […]

Image - RSA Default Logo The International Autumn School in Spatial Econometrics took place in Toledo, Spain, from 22nd to 24th September 2011. It indeed attracted a very international audience with participants coming from more than 15 countries. Eights leading professors in the field including Professor Anil Bera, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Professor Jean Paelinck, George Mason […]

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