The RSA is pleased to announce the new Chair of the Publications Committee on the RSA Board is Simona Iammarino.
Simona Iammarino is Professor of Economic Geography in the Department of Geography & Environment of the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK). She was Head of Department (01/01/2014 – 31/08/2017), and academic member of the LSE Council (2016-2020). Since 01/09/ 2016 she has been affiliate faculty member at the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), L’Aquila, Italy. She was elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS) and Fellow of the Regional Studies Association (FeRSA) in 2017, and Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA) in 2018.
Simona’s main research interests lie in the following areas: Multinational corporations, location and innovation strategies, and local economic development; Geography of innovation and technological change; Regional systems of innovation; Regional and local economic development and policy. She has published more than 50 articles in major peer-reviewed journals, two co-authored books, around 30 book chapters, and numerous working papers, policy reports and other publications.
She will be co-editor of the Journal of Economic Geography from 01/01/2021, and was co-editor of Regional Studies (2008-2013). Simona has a long-term experience in externally funded international research projects, and in consultancy projects for various international organisations (e.g. EU Commission, OECD, United Nations) and government agencies.
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Simona had this to share upon the news of her election:
“I am absolutely honoured and delighted to have been appointed to the RSA Board. This coincides with my 20 years of RSA membership, started at the beginning of 2001. Over time I have seen the RSA growing and strengthening in numbers, across geography and in the shared values among its members. RSA today is a truly global, highly diverse and inclusive community of practice, a progressive force for more equal and sustainable regions in a more just world. It is a privilege to be offered the opportunity to serve this community.”