Declan Jordan is a Senior Lecturer in Economics and Co-Director of the Spatial and Regional Economics Research Centre. Declan’s research interests include innovation, regional and urban economics, competitiveness, and innovation and enterprise policy. He has published widely in these areas in international peer reviewed journals. Declan is currently a member of the Editorial Board of REGION, the journal of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA) and an editor of the early career section of Regional Studies, Regional Science. He is a member of the publications committee of Spatial Economic Analysis. He was Chair of the Local Organising Committee for the 58th Annual ERSA Congress in Cork in August 2018, the largest meeting of regional scientists in the world. The Congress brought over 700 delegates to Cork, contributing approximately €1.2m to the city economy. He is a long-standing member, and former Secretary, of the Regional Science Association International – British and Irish Section. Prior to joining UCC, Declan gained substantial management and corporate experience, as Manager, Consulting with the leading Irish treasury and financial consulting firm in the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) and as Treasury Manager with Intel Ireland. He has taught on the Executive MBA programme and has supervised PhD students to completion. Declan has a PhD (Economics) from University College Cork.