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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 […]

olga mrinska

Olga Mrinska is Associate Director, Senior Evaluation Manager at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London. Originally from Ukraine, her previous roles include: lecturer at the Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv; Deputy Head of the Ukraine Programme for the UK Department for International Development (DFID); Research Director at the Institute for Public […]

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 […]

Profile - Paul Benneworth

It’s hard to believe that our wonderful friend and colleague has passed away so suddenly and untimely this week. I knew Paul for 24 years and worked with him in one form or another over almost all of that period. His loss is a huge personal blow for his family and friends, but also an […]

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the passing this week of Paul Benneworth on Tuesday 12th May. Paul was a long-time friend of the Regional Studies Association, a great contributor to our journals and our governance and he will be greatly missed. Paul passed away in his sleep and our thoughts are […]

A message from the RSRS Early Career Section editors: Sabrina Lai, Marijana Sumpor, Rhiannon Pugh, Declan Jordan & Marcin Dąbrowski On 12 of May 2020 we found out that Paul Benneworth passed away. This news shocked and saddened us deeply. Paul was our colleague in the Regional Studies, Regional Science editorial team and a friend […]

This document was submitted to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee Inquiry on the progress of devolution in England. Neil Lee explains “Devolution is a central concern to the RSA’s international membership base. This submission to the HCLG select committee draws on this expertise and provides advice on progress on devolution in England.” Please […]

The Impact Assessment Office of the Senate of the Italian Republic published the research report “Spending for Growth? 30 years of EU policies for deprived areas: the impact of cohesion in Italy and Europe” made in collaboration with the Italian Association of Regional Science (AISRe) and the Institute for finance and the Local Economy (IFEL) […]

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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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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 […]

We are pleased to announce the second in our plenary webinar series that should have taken place at our face to face events. “Nothing new under the sun” How the past informs today’s policy responses: Crisis and (missed) opportunities Presentations and discussions in this webinar will analyse how history has shaped arguments in regional development […]

A new policy briefing on the Northern Powerhouse has just been published on the CURDS website, derived from an academic paper published online yesterday in Territory, Politics, Governance Governing uneven development: the Northern Powerhouse as a ‘state spatial strategy’ by Danny MacKinnon. You can read the Policy Briefing here.

Heike Mayer is professor of economic geography at the University of Bern. She is interested in innovation and entrepreneurship dynamics in peripheral regions. Her current project is funded by the MeRSA grant and she has been conducting field work in peripheral regions in the Italian, Austrian and Swiss Alps. Peripheral regions are more innovative than […]

Sonia De Gregorio Hurtado –  Arch., PhD with European Mention. Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban and Spatial Planning of the School of Architecture of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid –UPM-. Before she developed her professional activity as practitioner in architecture and urban planning in Europe, North Africa, Asia and Center America, in Chapman […]

Уважаемые коллеги – российские члены Ассоциации региональных исследований (RSA) и все, кто интересуется региональной наукой и хотел бы больше узнать об Ассоциации и ее работе, В качестве посла Ассоциации в России я готов ответить на ваши вопросы и обсудить ваши идеи и предложения о развитии российской секции RSA, организации конференций и других мероприятий в России, […]

The Chair of the RSA Wales Section is Max Munday, Director of the Welsh Economy Research Unit at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University. “The Welsh section of the RSA has been active since the early 1990s. The Welsh economy is a valuable lens through which to examine regional policy and economic issues, being a devolved […]

The Chair of the RSA Ireland Section is Justin Doran, Director of the Spatial and Regional Economics Research Centre and a Lecturer in the Department of Economics, Cork University Business School, University College Cork “The Regional Studies Irish Section (RSAIR) was officially open in 1974 to provide a forum to discuss regional issues in Ireland. […]

I am a Senior Lecturer at the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, and  a program leader for an MSc in Social Innovation at Glasgow Caledonian University.  I have studied political science and sociology at the University of Florence.  I hold a Master Degree in Applied Social Research from the University of Manchester and […]

The Chair of the RSA Hungary Section is Attila Korompai, emeritus Associate Professor, Corvinus University of Budapest. “The RSA is a significant channel to key international issues for the Hungarian regional studies community. The main objective of the Hungarian RSA section is to support the growth of a network of Hungarian regionalists. The RSA Hungary […]

Will Eadson

The Chair of the RSA Yorkshire and Humberside Branch, Will Eadson, is a Reader in Urban and Regional Sustainability at CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University. Will has been involved in the RSA for over a decade and more generally has taken an active role in promoting urban and regional studies as a discipline since the early […]

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The Chair of the West Midlands Branch, Jun Du is Professor of Economics and Director of Lloyds Banking Centre for Business Prosperity at Aston Business School, Aston University. “Hello! This is Jun Du, Chair of RSA in West Midlands. It is my great pleasure to send this welcome message to you at the outset of […]

The Branch Chair, Elvira Uyarra, is a Reader, Innovation Policy & Strategy and Director, Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, University of Manchester. “Having been a member of the RSA for over a decade, RSA Fellow since 2017 and having attended the conferences since my PhD days, I am honored to contribute to the life of […]

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