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We are pleased to announce two new postdoctoral positions on post-growth at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB), in Barcelona: Postdoctoral position in IAMs for a post-growth scenario Postdoctoral position in ecological economics for a post-growth deal Deadline to apply: May 5th, 2024. The two positions will work in three exciting international collaboration […]

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We’re hiring a postdoctoral fellow to join the NetHealth project at the University of Milan (UniMi) in Milano, Italy. NetHealth is a study of social network inequalities and their impacts on health (PI: Raffaele Vacca, University of Milan; co-PI: Viviana Amati, University of Milano-Bicocca; more info here). The position will be based at the UniMi Department of Social and Political Sciences, where […]

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I am delighted to announce 2 graduate research positions at the National Research Council in Rome, which are part of a European Research Council (ERC)-funded project involving a transnational consortium of the National Research Council of Italy and Queen Mary University of London. These are junior roles, initially for three years, aimed at researchers who […]

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The Gran Sasso Science Institute, a public research-intensive university dedicated to doctoral education in L’Aquila, Italy, has advertised 10 fully funded doctoral positions in its 4-year English-taught PhD programme in Regional Science & Economic Geography. The programme offers training in both quantitative and qualitative research methods in economic geography and regional studies. L’Aquila is a mid-size historical town in central […]

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The 11th edition of the Milan Summer School on Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) of Investment Projects will be held in Milan on 9-13 September 2024. The course offers an intensive and interactive learning experience focused on CBA as a tool supporting the decision-making process of public investments. It allows participants to acquire a solid background in different aspects: Understanding the […]

Logistics warehouses, hubs, and freight villages are spreading rapidly in European metropolitan peripheral areas. They sustain local economies, but as an adverse effect, they increase traffic, pollution, land consumption, and, sometimes, migrant workers’ exploitation. Policy and planning by public administrators and decisions by private logistics stakeholders have essential and controversial roles in logistics development, which […]

Ugo Fratesi is Full Professor of Regional Economics and Policy at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. From June 2023, he is the Editor in Chief of Spatial Economic Analysis. Previously, for eight years until 2021, he was Editor of main section papers and Book Review Editor of Regional Studies and, for five years until 2012, of […]

Ugo Fratesi is Full Professor of Regional Economics and Policy at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. From June 2023, he is the Editor in Chief of Spatial Economic Analysis. Previously, for eight years until 2021, he was Editor of main section papers and Book Review Editor of Regional Studies and, for five years until 2012, of […]

Logistics City-Regions in Transition. New Spatial Imaginary? Over the last few years, the goods distribution system in European cities has suffered a strong fragmentation. City-regions are substituting cities in the global economic and political setting and their roles in the world economy related to logistics. Understanding the policy and governance dimension of logistics and freight […]

Small Grant Scheme on Pandemics, Cities, Regions & Industry: Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Green Patents in the Eurozone The project presented here looks at several highly relevant issues that are interrelated and require a joint approach: innovation, climate change, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Firstly, innovative investment is considered a particularly relevant topic, since […]

The Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is currently the largest global investment initiative into infrastructures. In this blogpost we present the actor constellations behind two exemplary Chinese funded road infrastructures in two major BRI projects.     To realise the BRI, China makes use of several investment and delivery arms to fund projects, which […]

Welcome message from the RSA Ambassador to Spain, Professor Coro Chasco Estimado colega, bienvenido a la delegación en España de la Asociación de Estudios Regionales (“Regional Studies Association, RSA”). La RSA es una sociedad científica dedicada a las cuestiones regionales y al análisis geoespacial, en general, que constituye una auténtica red para académicos, estudiantes, profesionales […]

Established in 1980 in Milan, CSIL is an independent research and consulting company specialising in applied economic research with specific expertise in regional, industrial, research and innovation policies. CSIL’s experts are driven by the search for hard facts that tell relevant stories and by a genuine passion for understanding growth and innovation processes. Over the […]

Designing Regional Innovation Policies from Innovation Scoreboards This MeRSA project aims to transform the European Innovation Scoreboard into a useful instrument for the definition, measurement and directionality of innovation policies. The project goes beyond the state-of-the-art by developing a technology (i.e. computational software) that measures innovation from multiple perspectives (i.e. glasses): size, efficiency, cross efficiency, […]

Luisa Gagliardi is Assistant Professor at Bocconi University, Department of Management and Technology. Before joining Bocconi she was Assistant Professor at the University of Geneva, School of Social Sciences. Her research focuses on the role of human capital in shaping labor market, innovation and entrepreneurial outcomes. Among others, she studies how individual preferences and constraints relate to career […]

Andrea is Assistant Professor of Applied Economics at the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) in L’Aquila, Italy. Before joining GSSI, he received his PhD in Economic Geography from the London School of Economics and subsequently served as Assistant Professor of Economic Geography in the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning of Utrecht University. Andrea’s […]

The countries of the Western Balkan region – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*[1], North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia – share a common aspiration for a future within the European Union, despite their diversity and idiosyncrasies[2]. That said, the territorial and political complexities of this region of nearly 20 million inhabitants, render the translation of EU […]

Sanja Kmezić is a lecturer at the University of Graz, where she teaches Economic Analysis of Law, Socio-economic Development in South East Europe, and Transition Policy and Regional Development in South East Europe. Sanja has worked as an international consultant for the World Bank, European Commission, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and USAID on […]

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