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2019 Presidents Event

We invite you to join us for dinner and our Annual Awards Ceremony to celebrate contributions to the field, both at personal and institutional levels. The President’s Event will be held on the evening of  14th November from 19.30pm at the Booker Suite in the Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury.  The evening will begin with welcome drinks followed […]

We are proud to present our first Regional Studies Policy Impact book – Towards Cohesion Policy 4.0: Structural Transformation and Inclusive Growth written by Professor John Bachtler, Dr Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Dr Peter Wostner and Dr Piotr Zuber. In the context of the debate on the future of Europe, this book makes the case for a new approach to structural […]

The Awards ceremony took place at the President’s Event on 14th November 2019 in London, UK. Please click here to view the photos. We are proud to announce the 2019 RSA Awards Winners: Sir Peter Hall Award for Contribution to the Field Professor Meric Gertler, President of the University of Toronto, Canada Student and Early Career Awards […]

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Please select one of the plenary speakers below to view their bio and download their plenary presentation (subject to the presentation made available by the speaker).

Madeleine Hatfield is Founder and Editor at Yellowback (www.ybediting.com) where she provides editorial services to societies, authors and publishers. Madeleine has worked on a number of highly ranked academic journals as well as on monographs and research reports. She has also contributed to policy briefings, how-to guides and workshops for early career researchers on academic […]

Profile - Paul Edhorst

Paul Elhorst is Professor of Spatial Econometrics at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, and author of the book “Spatial econometrics: from cross-sectional data to spatial panels” that appeared in 2014. Since September 2015 he is Editor-in-Chief of the RSA journal Spatial Economic Analysis. His research interests are spatial econometrics, both theoretical and empirical, software, […]

Professor David Bailey is an influential business expert on economic restructuring and industrial policy and is perhaps best known for his knowledge of UK and West Midlands car manufacturing. He is a Senior fellow at the UK in a Changing Europe and recently has undertaken European funded research on using foreign investment to upgrade clusters […]

Bruno D. Castanheira works with the European Commission in securing the Union’s financial interests, having previously worked to improve implementation of Regional Policy. His research to stabilise European Economic Integration explored new approaches to Regional Policy and the role of financial instruments in Cohesion founded on behaviourist, industrial and financial economics. You can find him […]

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Contributors comprise: Professor David Bailey (University of Birmingham); Professor Lisa De Propris (University of Birmingham); Dr Felicia Fai (Bath University); Sally Hardy (CEO, Regional Studies Association); Paul Hildreth (UCL); Professor Ron Martin (University of Cambridge); Professor Philip McCann (University of Sheffield); Professor Raquel Ortega Argilés (University of Birmingham); and Dr Philip Tomlinson (Bath University). We […]

View the webinar recording featuring an RSA-sponsored new book Every place matters: towards effective place-based policy: Speaker: Andrew Beer, University of South Australia, Australia Speaker/Chair: Fiona McKenzie, Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability, Victorian Government, Australia Policy Expo 2018: Place-based Policy Expo: Enhancing Relevance, Sharpening Our Understanding The Regional Studies Association commissioned a Policy […]

Socio-Spatial Dynamics Summer College

2019 RSA Europe Socio-Spatial Dynamics Summer College Skills, Mobility and Entrepreneurship  has been announced for the coming September. The co-evolution of skills, mobility and entrepreneurship, and the rapid pace of how these transitions occur in the contemporary knowledge-based economy provides a fertile environment for inter-disciplinary discourse and scientific inquiry. RSA Europe’s Socio-Spatial Dynamics Summer College 2019 […]

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Skills, Mobility and Entrepreneurship 2019 RSA Europe Socio-Spatial Dynamics Summer College, Cagliari, Sardinia Jennifer Clark, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA Riccardo Crescenzi, London School of Economics, UK Maria Chiara Di Guardo, University of Cagliari, Italy Frederick Guy, Birkbeck, University of London, UK Dieter F. Kogler, Spatial Dynamics Lab, UCDublin, Ireland Emanuela Marrocu, CRENoS, Università di Cagliari, Italy […]

Brexit Metaphor

Significant increase in number of SMEs concerned about Brexit, especially innovators and exporters This press release was published here. The number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that view Brexit as a major obstacle to success has increased significantly since the referendum, according to research published in the journal Regional Studies by Ross Brown and […]

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We are committed to support students and early career researchers and following below are some of the many initiatives that we offer to help grow students and early career researchers’ careers, influence and research. 7th Master Class on EU Cohesion Policy for PhD Students & Early Career Researchers – 17th European Week of Regions and […]

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Simona Iammarino is Professor of Economic Geography at the Department of Geography & Environment of the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK). Simona’s main research interests lie in the following areas: Multinational corporations, location and innovation strategies, and local economic development; Geography of innovation and technological change; Regional systems of innovation; Regional and local […]

Watch the webinar recording featuring an RSA-sponsored new book Putting Universities in their Place: An evidence based approach to understanding the contribution of higher education to local and regional development: Speakers: Lucir Reinaldo Alves, Western Parana State University, Brazil; Louise Kempton, Newcastle University, UK;  Maria Conceição Rego, Evora University, Portugal Chair: Anne Rimmer, Policy Analyst […]

Understanding Brexit and Trump in Post-Industrial, Peripheral Areas: Implications for Regional Development Read the latest article here – The Complex Adaptive Region-Assemblage and Local Economies: New Perspectives for Tackling Regional Inequalities The rise in anti-establishment populism across Western nations is understood to be symbolic of the gulf that has opened up between wealthy, apparently metropolitan, […]

My name is Ida Musiałkowska and I’m an Associate Professor at the Department of European Studies of the Poznań Univeristy of Economics and Business. I’ve been an active member of the Regional Studies Association since 2003 involved in organizing conferences, special sessions and co-editing of the special issues of many journals. My main aim as […]

Can startups solve urban problems? Bridging the geography of innovation, procurement and smart city research Engaging startups in urban sustainability issues (e.g. mobility management, climate adaptation, social integration) is becoming a popular policy ambition in many cities and regions worldwide. The topic has gained a relevant place in regional innovation policy debates and, more recently, […]

Message from Sabine Dear esteemed enthusiasts of regional studies, It is my great pleasure to introduce myself as the RSA Ambassador to Luxembourg. Although the country is small within the worldwide representation of the Regional Studies Association and has a population of not even 600,000 people, it has a significant membership of the RSA. Having […]

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Danny Dorling is the Halford Mackinder Professor in Geography at the University of Oxford. He was previously a professor of Geography at the University of Sheffield, and before then a professor at the University of Leeds. He previously worked at academic posts in Newcastle, Bristol, and New Zealand. He went to university in Newcastle upon Tyne, […]

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

Spatially Rebalancing the UK Economy: The Need for a New Policy Model. Published by the Regional Studies Association, edited by Ron Martin, Andy Pike, Pete Tyler and Ben Gardiner.

Expert on Fiscal Federalism and Regional Development in Russia Director, Autonomous Non-Commercial Organization “Institute for Public Finance Reform”, Moscow, non-governmental analytical center specializing in the sphere of public finance, various issues of intergovernmental fiscal relations, fiscal federalism, and regional and municipal development. Head of Centre for Regional Policy, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and […]

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