The RSA is delighted to announce the new Editor-in-Chief of our journal Spatial Economic Analysis is Ugo Fratesi of Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Congratulations Ugo!
Professor Fratesi has been involved with various roles in a large number of research project, especially at European level, financed by the Espon programme, FP5, FP7, Horizon 2020 and the European Commission directly.
He is author of books and papers published in refereed journals in the field of regional and urban economics, primarily on the themes of: regional growth, including developing models for forecasting it; the theory and measurement of regional disparities; the theory and measurement of economies of localization and agglomeration; the territorial aspects of human capital and regional innovation; regional competitiveness; dynamic models; regional policy.
The RSA would like to express its gratitude to the outgoing editor, Paul Elhorst of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, who says:
“After 8 years and 25 raising the bar editorials, I am confidently handing over the Editor-in-Chief position of Spatial Economic Analysis to my successor, Ugo Fratesi”.
Thank you Paul for all of the hard work and dedication you have put into your role as our Editor. Your contributions have been invaluable, and your commitment to excellence has helped to elevate the quality of our publication. Your presence will be sorely missed, and your impact will continue to be felt long after you have left. Your leadership and guidance have been instrumental in shaping our publication, and we are all better for having had the opportunity to work with you. We wish you all the best in your future endeavours.
We are looking forward to working with Ugo, who says:
“It’s an honour to take the baton from such an eminent colleague as Paul Elhorst (and Bernard Fingleton before him). I will work hard to ensure that Spatial Economic Analysis continues to be a leading journal in spatial economics, open to the various economic approaches existing in regional science and regional studies.”