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John Harrison works at Loughborough University in the UK. He is a regional geographer interested in the planning and governance of cities and regions. John has been an Editor of Regional Studies since 2013, first as its inaugural Early Career Editor and then section editor for ‘Urban and Regional Horizons’. His recent publications include the […]

Heike Mayer is professor of economic geography at the University of Bern in Switzerland. Her research is in local and regional economic development with a focus on dynamics of innovation and entrepreneurship, place making and sustainability. Heike started her academic career in the United States, where she completed a Ph.D. in Urban Studies (Portland State […]

Dave Valler is Reader in Planning, School of the Built Environment at Oxford Brookes, and Chair of the RSA London and South East Branch. His research interests range across local and regional economic development, urban theory and politics, sub-national governance and policy, and science/hi-tech spaces. He has recently published research specifically on theoretical and practical […]

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Speakers: Professor Joan Fitzgerald, Northeastern Universtiy, USA Paul Hockenous, Journalist, Germany Dr. Rogério Studart, The New Climate Economy at the World Resources Institute, USA Open to all and free to attend, this webinar series aims to bring experts in the field of regional studies, science and policy to you. The webinar can be watched live […]

Salvatore Perri, Professor of Political Economy, University of Magna Graecia (Catanzaro, Italy). Author contact: perriphdsalvatore@gmail.com The situation Today in Italy, we are experiencing a 10% unemployment rate (about 45% for young people in the southern regions), a relationship debt/GDP close to 136%, an increasing level of poverty and inequalities[1], and a form of stagnation in […]

This webinar, held on the 3 September 2020, was organised in collaboration between the OECD Spatial Productivity Lab at the OECD Trento Centre for Local Development (an integral part of Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities) and the Regional Studies Association. The webinar was the 9th Meeting of the OECD Spatial Productivity Lab and part of […]

Dr Adriana Mihaela Soaita is a Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow. Her research, entitled “Exploring the nexus between trust, corruption and anti-corruption policies in post-communist Romania” won a RSA membership grant in 2019.  All my preparations for one-month’s fieldwork in Romania were arranged when the Covid pandemic struck. The UK’s and Romania’s borders […]

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Open to all and free to attend, this webinar series aims to bring experts in the field of regional studies, science and policy to you. The webinar can be watched live but will also available on demand. The webinars will run live once a month and feature researcher and policymaker experts. They include time for […]

Dr Marianne Sensier (top left) is a Research Fellow in Economics and the Alliance Business School at The University of Manchester. Marianne’s main research focus is on the application of econometric methods to macroeconomic problems. Diane Coyle (bottom left) co-directs the Bennett Institute for Public Policy. She was previously Professor of Economics at The University […]

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Global Value Chains and Foreign Direct Investment create both opportunities and challenges for cities and regions. The pandemic has deeply affected consolidated internationalisation patterns and the local impacts of these global forces. Regional recovery needs to leverage all possible opportunities offered by the new global order. This calls for a re-consideration of existing policy tools […]

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Open to all and free to attend, this webinar series aims to bring experts in the field of regional studies, science and policy to you. The webinar can be watched live but will also available on demand. The webinars will run live once a month and feature researcher and policymaker experts. They include time for […]

Dear esteemed enthusiasts of regional studies, Its my great pleasure to introduce myself as the RSA Ambassador to Norway. Below you will find a short introduction in Norwegian, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or would like to get involved.   Mitt namn er Marte C.W. Solheim, og som […]

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Open to all and free to attend, this webinar series aims to bring experts in the field of regional studies, science and policy to you. The webinar can be watched live but will also available on demand. The webinars will run live once a month and feature researcher and policymaker experts. They include time for […]

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Entrepreneurship can promote economic performance in a variety of ways, short-term and in the longer run. A key finding of recent empirical studies is that high regional levels of entrepreneurship in terms of self-employment and new business formation tend to be rather persistent and can last for decades or even more than a century. A […]

Alessandro Valenza (photo above left) is partner and founder of t33. He is a senior expert in European studies and evaluation, with a strong background in regional studies. Nicola Brignani (photo below left) a senior partner with t33 and is a has expertise in European Territorial Cooperation Programmes. We know the Covid-19 pandemic will seriously […]

Balázs György Forman is Associate Professor at Corvinus University of Budapest Department of Economic Geography. In Italy, we would never have expected this. The coronavirus pandemic has brought an extremely profound economic, social and political divorce in Italy. If one sees the Milan or Florence Cathedrals, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and loves the Adriatic […]

Rachel Franklin is Professor of Geographical Analysis in the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) and the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University. I am also one of four chairs appointed to expand our international, cross-disciplinary reputation in Spatial Analytics and Modelling (SAM@Newcastle) and, as of Fall 2018, a Fellow […]

Declan Jordan is a Senior Lecturer in Economics and Co-Director of the Spatial and Regional Economics Research Centre. Declan’s research interests include innovation, regional and urban economics, competitiveness, and innovation and enterprise policy. He has published widely in these areas in international peer reviewed journals. Declan is currently a member of the Editorial Board of […]

Vassilis Monastiriotis is an economist and economic geographer by training, specialising in three areas of Labour Economics, Economic Geography and Political Economy. He has significant policy engagement on all three areas, including appointments in Experts Committees (e.g., on Regional Incentives policy and on Minimum Wage policy in Greece) and work with international bodies such as […]

Dr Maria Abreu is a regional economist, working on topics relating to creativity, higher education, migration, and local labour markets. She is a University Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Pembroke College. Prior to coming to Cambridge she worked for the Poverty Team at the World Bank office […]

Adelheid Holl is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Goods and Policies (IPP) since 2009. She was previously Ramón y Cajal Research Fellow at the Foundation for Studies in Applied Economics (FEDEA, Madrid). Before that she worked as Lecturer in Urban and Regional Economics in the Department of Town and Regional Planning at […]

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