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David Bailey

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. Most recently, David has undertaken European funded research on using foreign investment to upgrade clusters and on industrial and regional policy. He has twice chaired the Regional Studies Association, and […]

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Regional Studies Association Response to the BEIS Committee Inquiry into regional investment and growth

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 […]

Policy Expo 2018: Place-based Policy Expo: Enhancing Relevance, Sharpening Our Understanding

The Regional Studies Association has commissioned a Policy Expo to look at place-based policy and its implementation around the globe. The research will be led by: Andrew Beer, University of South Australia Markku Sotarauta, Tampere University Sarah Ayres, University of Bristol, UK Jiri Blazek, Charles University, Prague Fiona McKenzie, RMIT University This Policy Expo considers the contribution that place-based policy-making […]

Brexit Metaphor

Over a million UK businesses see Brexit as major obstacle to success

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 […]

Policy Expo 2018: HEIs in Regional Development

The RSA is delighted to announce that the new Policy Expo: Putting Universities in their Place – An Evidence Based Approach to Understanding the Contribution of Higher Education to Local and Regional Development Expo organisers: Mark Tewdwr-Jones and Louise Kempton, Newcastle University, UK Paul Vallance, Sheffield University, UK Maria Conceição Rego, Evora University, Portugal Lucir […]

Joanie Willett

Understanding Brexit and Trump in Post-Industrial, Peripheral Areas: Implications for Regional Development 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, often urban ‘core’, regions; and peripheral localities in decline.  As we have seen in recent elections in the UK, […]

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Increasing disenchantment with the European Union and tip-toeing to the right in the UK (1979-2014)

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

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

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.

Policy Expo 2017: Smart Specialisation and Industry 4.0

On the behalf of the RSA community we would like to warmly congratulate to the Policy Expo 2017 winner: Smart Specialisation and Industry 4.0: Upgrading Regional Capabilities for a Balanced Industrial Development and Growth Through Networks.

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New Chair of RSA Ireland Section (RSAIR)

At the recent AGM of the Irish Section of the Regional Studies Association Justin Doran was elected to the role of Chairperson.

Awards 2016

We are pleased to present the RSA Awards Winners 2016: Nathaniel Lichfield Award David Kingman Bartlett School of Planning, UCL, UK ‘How is the Planning System Addressing the Shortage of School Places in London? The Example of the London Borough of Bromley’ Routledge Award for Early Career Excellence Hugues Jeannerat, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland ‘Towards […]

Awards 2015

For articles published in 2014: Best Referees for Regional Studies Lisa de Propris (University of Birmingham, UK) Robert Hassink (University of Kiel, Germany) Elvira Uyarra (University of Manchester, UK) Best Referee Spatial Economic Analysis (SEA) Kim Swales, University of Strathclyde, UK Best Referee Territory, Politics, Governance (TPG) Joseph Nevins (Vassar College, USA) Best Referee Regional […]

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Sheffield at a glance: widening career horizons through open access publishing

This is a joint guest post by the RSA Early Career Representative, Julie Tian Miao & the RSA Student Representative, Eduardo Oliveira. The Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS) of the University of Sheffield hosted the 2014 edition of the Regional Studies Association Early Career conference. The conference was sponsored by the new open […]

Awards 2014

Best Book Award 2014 Voted for by the Regional Studies Association membership from a list of titles published in 2013: Dr Tassilo Herrschel, University of Westminster, UK Book title: Cities, States and Globalisation. Regions and Cities Book Series. Routledge. London. 2013 Nathaniel Lichfield Award 2014 Alan Zarychta, NSF Graduate Research Fellow, University of Colorado Boulder, USA […]

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What the Adonis Review might be missing

The recent release of Lord Adonis’ Growth Review has stirred some interesting recent debates, some of which argue that a more nuanced perspective is in order when looking at UK’s regions and their growth potentials. Such a critique comes from Mark Hart, Deputy Director of Enterprise Research Centre, and was published recently on startups.co.uk. Professor […]

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English Cities: Join up locally or miss the Devolution Ball?

This is a guest post by David Bailey, professor at Aston Business School. Recently Labour leader Ed Miliband promised “the biggest devolution of power to England’s great towns and cities in a hundred years” in a move which shifts Labour’s focus on local economic development away from the ‘old’ administrative regions as in RDA-days towards […]

Awards 2013

Best Book Award 2013 Voted for by the Regional Studies Association membership from a list of titles published in 2012: Professor Nicola Bellini, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy Professor Mike Danson, Heriot-Watt University, UK Professor Henrik Halkier, Aalborg University, Denmark Book title: Regional Development Agencies: The Next Generation? Networking, Knowledge and Regional Policies (2012). Nathaniel Lichfield Award 2013 […]

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Hezza kicked into the Long Grass?

Guest blog: Professor David Bailey, Coventry University Business School, UK   The Heseltine Plan appears to have been kicked into the long grass – by the current government at least. In something of a ‘rumble in the jungle’, Business Secretary Vince Cable last week poured cold water on Heseltine (or his plan at least). But […]

Edgar Morgenroth

Edgar Morgenroth is full Professor of Economics in DCU Business School, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland. He is also an independent member of the National Economic and Social Council (NESC), a Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences and a Fellow of the Regional Studies Association having served as its vice chairman and treasurer. […]

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From London to Ljubljana

On the 11th of September this year, we reported that RSA Chief Executive Sally Hardy was planning to cycle from London to Slovenia. We were informed that, contrary to popular belief, this was not simply a new RSA membership drive but instead a much more ambitious charity fund-raising adventure that would pass through 7 countries […]

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Sally’s Big Bike Ride

The Regional Studies Association would like to wish the best of luck to Sally Hardy, our intrepid Chief Executive, who is taking on the mammoth task of cycling over 1250 miles from London over two alpine passes and travelling via 7 countries to Ljubljana in Slovenia. Sally will be joined by fellow cyclists Rob Blackman […]

Awards 2012

Best Referees Regional Studies 2012 Voted for by the editors of Regional Studies. Eckhardt Bode, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Germany Joaquin Azagra Caro, Institute of Management of Innovation & Knowledge, Spain Krisztina Varro, Radboud University, The Netherlands Best Referee Spatial Economic Analysis  Voted for by the editors of Spatial Economic Analysis Elisa Tosetti, […]

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London 2012 Olympic Traffic – Managing the Chaos

With the 2012 London Olympics close at hand we thought it might be a good time to take a look at what is being done to try and manage the traffic associated with the arrival of 15,000 athletes, 7,000 technical officials, throngs of media and millions of visitors.   London is already fairly well known […]

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