At the Department of Border Region Studies (IFG), University of Southern Denmark, Campus Sønderborg, applications is invited for a position as assistant professor within the priority area Regional Economics and the Spatial Dimension of Economics. Expected start is Autumn 2009.
The department is situated in the beautiful premises at Alsion on the shore facing Sønderborg and the island of Als. From here there is only 30 minutes by car to the Danish-German border, only 35 minutes by plane to Copenhagen. Hamburg, Kiel, Århus and Odense can be reached by car within 1½ - 2 hours. Sønderborg has a rich cultural life and is surrounded by pretty landscapes inviting for recreational activities.
The Department of Border Region Studies (IFG) is rooted in the unique history of the Southern Danish border region. At the same time, the department has a close relationship with the business community and the cultural institutions of the region. The comparative aspect including other (border) regions in Europe is particularly strong within the regional studies and within the border region studies. Due to a strong focus on comparative aspects the department has developed a broad international research network within Europe. In addition, the department has a special obligation to carrying out research relating to the German minority in Southern Jutland.
The IFG has four research priority groups: 1) Business-to-Business Relations & Supply Chain Management; 2) User-Driven Innovation (SPIRE); Regional Economics and the Spatial Dimension of Economics, and 4) People and Society in Border Regions. Research results disseminate in English, Danish and German in monographs, in national as well as international peer reviewed journals, and to the general public in the regional and national printed and digital media.
Regional Economics and the Spatial Dimension of Economics
Research in this area pays special attention to the study of regional development and change, and the drivers behind. In particular the research concentrates on the following areas:
* Localisation of economic activities and their significance for regional development in the widest sense - agglomeration theory, cluster theory and analysis of practice. * The significance of the labour market and human capital for spatial economic development –migration theory and labour market theory. * Convergence and divergence between different geographical areas and regional economic development - growth theory. * Public financing and public service and the importance for economic activity of different geographies theory of public financing. * The significance of supranational – perhaps common European – national and regional innovation policies for spatial economic development –theory of regional innovation systems, power and discourse analysis, and actor-network theory.
The research group is anchored in the strong traditions of research into the regional implications of integration processes at different levels. At the same time, the focus provides an understanding of the significance of different political initiatives for economic development and the background for political initiatives at all levels of society, from the global to the regional and local. The members of the research group are active in various scientific associations both national and international. The research group as a whole is in particular linked to the Nordic and European Regional Science Association.
Applications are invited from candidates working in any area of relevance to Regional Economics. In particular we invite applicants with competence and interest to stimulate and strengthen cross disciplinary collaboration and contribute to development of theories as well as running actual projects and integrate the research field in the larger department framework.
Preference will be given to candidates with a distinct research profile in:
1) Regional economics /econometrics: In order to strengthen the department’s competencies in regional economics and to further a reinforcement of this research area, candidates with a distinct quantitative profile (economics, political science and the like) are sought for. In particular, candidates with competencies in econometrics and interest in statistical analyses
2) Development- and policy-oriented analyses: In order to strengthen the research group’s competencies in regional development, candidates with a broader social sciences profile are sought for (business economics, political science, economic geography and the like). In particular, candidates who can contribute to development of theories as well as running actual projects and integrate the research field in the larger department framework.
The successful candidate will be expected to
* engage in research of an international standard corresponding to his or hers position * contribute to the further development of the priority area, * play an active role in securing research funding, * publish in peer-reviewed academic journals as well as engage in other forms and levels of research dissemination, * participate in the teaching and administrative work of the Department, including but not restricted to the candidate’s area of specialisation, * supervise, or assist in the supervision of students as required, * undertake administrative duties as requested by the Head of Department.
The successful candidate will also be expected to satisfy the following selection criteria:
* A doctorate in an appropriate field. * Proven research ability as judged by, inter alia, o the number and quality of monographs and refereed publications; o experience in research and teaching; o any research grant awards; * the ability to make an appropriate contribution to graduate teaching, including PhD supervision as well as to contribute to undergraduate programs * the ability to contribute to course development, including but not restricted to his or hers area of specialisation.
The department offers teaching at all levels within business administration (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration), in Business Relationship Management (Master of Science) and in European Studies. The department is also responsible for teaching the business economics components to the BSc Negot in Chinese in Sønderborg and is engaged in research and teaching collaboration with the Mads Clausen Department (Technical Faculty, Sønderborg, SDU) and with the neighbouring University of Flensburg, Germany.
App. 500 students from 50 countries worldwide are enrolled at the department. Teaching language is English only.
See also http://www.sdu.dk/ifg.
Further information can be obtained by contacting Research director Andreas P Cornett, e-mail email@example.com or phone +45 6550 1211.
Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations and in accordance with the job description for instructors and academic personnel at institutions of higher education.
Applicants should submit their application before the closing date together with a 1) a detailed CV, 2) teaching portfolio, 3) publication list indicating which publications are most relevant for the position, 4) three copies of the three most relevant publications (up to 10), 5) a covering letter indicating clearly how the candidate meets the selection criteria for the post outlined above, and 6) the names, addresses and contact details of three referees (at least one of whom should be a representative of the candidate’s current or most recent employer), 7) a list of all enclosures. All enclosures must be numbered, signed and, where necessary, assembled in sets. Formal application instructions and guide for teaching portfolio may be found at: http://www.sdu.dk/sam/portuk
The committee is only obliged to consider those parts of the forwarded material deemed necessary to complete the assessment. The committee may request additional information, and, if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.
In order to promote equal opportunities to access academic positions, the University encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.
Please send 4 copies of the application, CV, teaching portfolio, publication list and diplomas (publications in 3 copies), marked Position no. 341/523-095633 before 28th August 2009 at 12:00 noon to: University of Southern Denmark, Faculty of Social Sciences, Campusvej 55, DK 5230 Odense M, Denmark.
Ansøgningsfrist /Deadline: 2nd of October 2009 at 12:00 Tjenestested/Campus: Sønderborg
GABÚ, 24 - 30 JANUARY 2011
The organization of this Meeting of Regional Science in Guinea-Bissau (http://www.apdr.pt/encontros/guine/...) aims to launch the Regional Science in the country, in the African Region were is located and in Africa, and is interconnected assumptions: i) know-how, knowledge and information are essential to sustainable development of people and places; ii) know-how, knowledge and information must be created locally and globally integrated, iii) and the regional science allows - supplementing and complementing other approaches - to scale and integrate the various disciplinary knowledge and plural of Guinea-Bissau making them more effective in terms of sustainable development of people and places in the country.
Os desafios da Ciência Regional na África Ocidental/
The Challenges of Regional Science in West Africa Sub-Temas/ Sub-Themes:
1. Descentralização e estratégicas de desenvolvimento local e regional/ Strategies and decentralization of regional and local development
2. A crise energética e o desenvolvimento regional/ The energy crisis and the regional development
3. Paisagens, biodiversidade e gestão das zonas costeiras e a sociedade/ Landscapes, biodiversity and coastal zone and society management
4. Integração regional africana: Politicas económicas e sociais/ African regional integration: Economic and social politics
5. Agricultura, meio-ambiente e desenvolvimento rural/ Agriculture, environment and rural development
6. Medicina moderna e tradicional no desenvolvimento regional/ Modern and traditional medicine in regional development
7. Ensino, Formação, pesquisa e desenvolvimento regional/ Education, training, research and regional development
8. A região de Gabú como modelo do desenvolvimento económico regional?/ The region of Gabu as a model for regional economic development?
9. A problemática das crianças “Talibe” no quadro do desenvolvimento/ The problem of "Talibe" children in the developmental context
10. Poderes tradicionais no contexto da gestão e resolução de conflitos locais e regionais/ Traditional powers and local/regional conflict management
11. Migração e desenvolvimento africano/ African Migration and Development
12. Modelos operacionais dos sistemas regionais/ Operational models of regional systems
DATAS IMPORTANTES/ IMPORTANT DATES
¨ 30 de Outubro de 2010 - Recepção de Resumos/30th October 2010 - Abstracts reception ¨ 2 de Novembro de 2010 - Aceitação dos Resumos/2nd November 2010 - Abstracts acceptance ¨ 15 de Dezembro de 2010 - Recepção final das Comunicações/15th December 2010 - Final Paper reception
More information http://www.apdr.pt/encontros/guine/home.html
Date : Deadline 31 August, 2009 Link: http://ipts.jrc.ec.europa.eu/jobs/v... Please send applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline for submission: 31/08/2009 (midnight CET) Deadline for information enquiries: 26/08/2009 (midnight CET)
Description : ...The Knowledge for Growth Unit (KfG) of JRC-IPTS is looking for a senior researcher to work on the regional modelling project. In close co-operation with the Directorate-General for Regional Policy and its external contractors, this project aims at developing a system of regional models for evaluating the impact of EU cohesion policy.
The successful candidate will work on the extension of the model and its underpinning by economic theory, in particular new growth theory, new economic geography and the economics of technological change and innovation, and on the framing of the simulations in terms of EU regional policy. Within the system of regional models that is developed, the choice of the location of economic activity in relation to the infrastructure, environmental qualities and innovation capacity of the EU regions will be a major focus. How this choice is affected by changes in the interconnections and spillovers between regions will be the subject of linked simulations.
He/she should have an academic background, e.g. in geography or regional economics, and sufficient expertise at senior level. His/her list of publications should show a thorough grounding in economic theory, a strong quantitative orientation and an affinity with regional policy.
The senior scientist must have at the time of applying a minimum of 10 years research experience at the post-doctoral level, or a minimum of 15 years research experience after the first university degree giving access to doctoral studies (which may include periods of training such as a master’s degree) in a field relevant to the JRC’s scientific activities.
A very good level of written and spoken English is essential and knowledge of at least one other EU language is compulsory.
The 7th International Symposium of the Romanian Regional Science Association, took place with great success at the North University of Baia Mare on June 12-13, 2009. www.rrsa.ro
REPORT ON THE 7TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF THE ROMANIAN REGIONAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION North University of Baia Mare June 12-13, 2009
On June 12-13, 2009 the 7th International Symposium of the Romanian Regional Science Association – “Territorial Cohesion: Growth – Convergence – ompetitiveness” - took place at Baia Mare, in the North-West Region of Romania. It was hosted by the North University of Baia Mare - Faculty of Science, department of Economics. More than 140 papers were included in the programme, with over 200 authors representing not only many important university centres, research institutes, central and local administration institutions from various regions of Romania but also prestigious universities from Austria, France, Italy, Finland, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Mexico.
At the Opening Ceremony, speeches were delivered by the two representatives of the co- organisers – Prof.Dr. Vasile Viman, Vice-Rector of the North University of Baia Mare and Prof.Dr. Daniela L. Constantin, Academy of Economic Studies of Bucharest, President of the Romanian Regional Science Association, as well as by the representatives of the local authorities – Sen. Lecturer Dr. Cristian Anghel, Mayor of Baia Mare and Mr. Dorin Buda, Vice-Prefect of Maramures County. On this occasion, the interest of local authorities and their support to association’s activities has been emphasized. As Special Guest, Professor Gyula Horvath, President of the Hungarian Regional Science Association launched a warm invitation to the 2010 Conference of the Regional Studies Association, which will be hosted by the City of Pecs, the 2010 European Capital of Culture.
Highly supportive messages for the Opening Ceremony were sent by Prof.Dr. Roberta Capello - Polytechnic University of Milan, President of Regional Science Association International and Prof.Dr. Peter Nijkamp – Free University of Amsterdam, Member and Past Vice-President of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences, Past President of European Regional Science Association and Past President of Regional Science Association International (their messages are available on the association’s webpage). Messages of support and collaboration proposals also came from dedicated members of the Romanian RSA, with key positions in European and Romanian institutions: Mrs. Aura Raducu – European Commission, DG Regio, Prof.Dr. Vergil Voineagu – Academy of Economic Studies of Bucharest, President of the National Institute of Statistics, Prof. Dr. Gabriela Dragan - Academy of Economic Studies of Bucharest, Director General of the European Institute of Romania and Dr. Gabriela Frentz, Director of ROP-Regio Management Authority, Ministry of Regional Development and Housing.
In the Plenary Session two excellent papers were presented by Prof.Dr. Ewa Bojar – Lublin University of Technology, Poland and Prof.Dr. Dan Candea, Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Romania, as keynote speakers. Prof.Dr. Manfred Fischer, also included in the programme as keynote speaker, had to cancel his participation in the last minute because of an unexpected medical situation. Nevertheless, Professor Fischer’s paper will be included in the Symposium Proceedings, which are to be issued soon.
Then, two series of seven parallel sessions each stimulated very challenging debates on issues of a great interest regarding: Theory and models of regional economic growth; Economic structures and regional specialisation; Cohesion policy adaptability. Future challenges; The competitiveness criterion for regional policy elaboration; Regional statistics, forecasting and econometrics; Sustainable regional development and knowledge economy; Entrepreneurship and regional industrial organization; Regional governance analysis; Local support for regional project management; Spatial dimension of public and business management; Regional labour markets; Urban competitiveness; European territorial cooperation – neighborhood-based determinants; Network infrastructure and regional planning; Land use patterns; Urban and rural development financing; Tourism and regional competitiveness (the programme is displayed at www.rrsa.ro).
In the end, the members of the Romanian Regional Science Association participated in the Annual General Meeting. Besides the activity and financial report and plan of activities, this meeting had to elect the new board and the current leading staff of the Romanian RSA. As President has been re-elected Prof.Dr. Daniela L. Constantin, Academy of Economic Studies of Bucharest. The Prime- Vicepresident and two Vicepresidents are Prof.Dr. Romeo V. Ionescu, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Prof.Dr. Dorel Ailenei and Prof.Dr. Cornelia Parlog, both from Academy of Economic Studies of Bucharest. Prof.Dr. Erika Tusa Marin, Academy of Economic Studies of Bucharest has been re-elected as Secretary General. The new treasurer is Dr. Simona Biriescu, West University of Timisoara. The new board has a well-balanced territorial distribution, with representatives not only from Bucharest but also from Timisoara, Galati, Alba Iulia, Baia Mare, Cluj-Napoca as well as from EC-DG Regio. The whole board is displayed on the RRSA web page.
The General Meeting has also voted the venues of the next two symposia: the Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca (2011) and “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati (2013). A round table is also scheduled for 2010 in Constanta. The possible actions in support to the Romanian Journal of Regional Science have been discussed as well, considering that it has already become the top journal in Regional Science in Romania and a very competitive one at international level.
Besides the very nice and joyful symposium dinner, the social events included a wonderful excursion to the historical area of Maramures. The participants visited the Merry Cemetery of Sapanta, the Surdesti church - the tallest wooden church in the world (both of them included in UNESCO patrimony), as well as Barsana Monastery.
To conclude, the latest symposium of the Romanian RSA has contributed to a very useful exchange of scientific ideas and, above all, to the consolidation of the so-called “the Romanian RSA spirit”: the spirit of networking and friendship between the dedicated association members and participants in the RRSA events.
Pictures from all symposium events are posted on www.rrsa.ro
The efforts of all members of the organising and scientific committee are gratefully acknowledged. Special thanks go to the local organisers – the members of the Department of Economics, North University of Baia Mare, with Prof.Dr. Corina Radulescu as Head of Department and Dr. Florina Hahn as key person in the organising group.
KIEL, GERMANY, APRIL 09-10, 2010
In February, the German Speaking Section of RSAI/ERSA elected Prof. Dr. Uwe Blien as its new president.
The new executive committee of the German Speaking Section is:
President: Prof. Dr. Uwe Blien, Institute of Employment Research (IAB) Nuremberg and Otto-Friedrich-University of Bamberg, email@example.com
Vice President: Prof. Dr. Franz Tödtling , Institute for the Environment and Regional Development at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Franz.Toedtling@wu.ac.at
3rd President: Prof. Dr. Javier Revilla-Diez, Leibniz University of Hannover and Niedersächsisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (NIW), firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Anke Bergman, University of Dortmund, email@example.com
Scientific Secretary: Dr. Antje Weyh, Institute for Employment Research at the Federal Labour Office Chemnitz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to the new ERSA GfR board,
MH 8 March 2010
The Israeli section of the RSAI held its annual meeting in January at Tel Aviv university. The event attracted nearly 50 regional scientists and 15 papers were presented. The event also marked the inauguration of the Stan Czamanski prize for outstanding scholarship by a young scholar from the Israeli section. Stan is one of the most senior members of the international regional science community and until recently was a regular participant at Israeli section meetings. The prize was made available through the benevolence of his son, Dan Czamanski also a very active member of the regional science world. First prize went to Yuval Arbel for his paper on ‘Climatic Differences Among US States and Land to Structure Elasticity of Substitution: Empirical Evidence from a New FHA Sample’. The runner up prize was presented to Anat Tchetchik for her work on ‘Optimal Sizing for Rural Tourism Villages- Agglomeration and Club Good Effects’.
Dan Czamanski presents the prize to first place winner Yuval Arbel
Dan Czamanski present the prize to runner up Anat Tchetchik
Call for Papers
Paper submissions are now invited for the 24th AESOP Annual Conference.
Submission of paper abstracts is now possible until end of the January 2010, using a web-template provided with the abstract management system. For dates and deadlines please check the respective menu item.
Attention: The submission of proposals to the PhD workshop is possible during the very same period. For further information and instructions please check the link to the PhD Workshop.
Over its history of conferences, AESOP has nurtured a rich culture of themes and topics. Papers are invited for the following list of tracks. Please refer to the individual track outlines for further specifications of the themes.
Bracket A - Foundations
1. Planning Theory and Methods
2. Planning History
3. Planning Education
4. Planning and Complexity
Bracket B – Spaces&Places
5. European Territorial Cooperation and Policies
6. Global Challenges and Local Responses
7. Planning for Rural Areas
8. Urban Planning and Physical Form
Bracket C – Policies&Fields
9. Culture, Heritage and Planning
10. Sustainability: Climate Change, Risks and Planning
11. Housing and Regeneration Policies
12. Mobility: Transport Planning and Policy
13. Resource Management, Energy and Planning
* Special Session
Bracket D - Instruments&Processes
14. Participation and Governance
15. Planning, law and property rights
16. Planning ‘in’ or ‘for’ multicultural societies
General Guidelines for Abstracts
In order for you to prepare your abstracts for up-loading, please consider in particular the following guidelines when composing an abstract for this Call for Papers, reflecting the new quality initiative of AESOP.
* Standard information include Author(s) names (limited to a maximum of 3 authors), Title of the paper (limited number of characters), Institutional affiliation & Contact,Name of Presenter (for the AESOP 2010 conference only ONE PRESENTATION by author will be allowed).
* The Abstract should have at least 300 words and a maximum of 700 (about one A4 page).
* The Abstract should have six elements:
** A clear outline of the main questions, problem, issue addressed by the paper.
** A clear statement of the methods, evidence, or support arguments.
** A clear statement of the results, solutions, proposals generated.
** A statement of open questions and further research.
** Core references used for the paper (maximum 3).
** Three keywords.
** Authors need to indicate the track to which they submit the paper (1st priority), and suggest one alternative track (2nd priority).
SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
We have the pleasure to announce the participation of the following Keynote Speakers:
¨ Andrew Gillespie, Professor of Communications Geography in Newcastle University;
¨ Roger Vickerman, Professor of European Economics and Dean of the University of Kent at Brussels;
¨ Philip Maccann, Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at The University of Waikato at New Zealand;
¨ Geoffrey Hewings, Professor of Geography and Regional Science, of Economics, of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA;
¨ Roberta Capello, Professor of Regional and Urban Economics at the Polytechnic of Milan and President of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI);
¨ Peter Nijkamp, Professor of Regional Economics and Economic Geography at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.
And the following Teachers for the classes of Regional Science that will be placed in the 16th APDR Congress:
¨ Alfredo Marvão Pereira, Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia
¨ Antonio Miguel Bento, Professor of Economic and Environmental Interaction in the Department of Applied Economics and Management of the Cornell University;
¨ Paulo Guimarães, Professor in Economics Department, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA;
¨ Paulo A. L. D. Nunes, Professor of Environmental Economics in School for Advanced Studies in Venice Foundation, Venice International University, Italy;
¨ Rui Batista, Professor of Strategy and Organizations in Technical Superior Institute in Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
1. Challenges of regional development
2. Migration flows and integration processes
3. Crisis and re-location of economic activities
4. Interdisciplinary and plurality of regional development models
5. Territorial-based innovation processes
6. Infrastructure and regional development
7. Information society and regional development
8. Tourism and sustainability
9. Regional, local and rural development policies
10. Regional and local finances and taxation
11. Environmental and natural resources economics
12. Operational models for regional economies
13. Decision support systems for regional development
14. Geographical information systems and territorial planning
15. Methods of spatial analysis
16. Madeira’s economy after autonomy
17. Other topics of regional science has at least 4 papers
Abstracts reception—SECOND CALL: 10th to 30th January 2010
Abstracts acceptance: 15 days after the date of reception
Papers for Arbitration session: 24th April 2010
Papers for Bartholomew Award (under 33 years): 24th April 2010
Papers for Other Sessions: 22th May 2010
Extended abstract for the Poster: 22th May 2010
Papers acceptance: 15 days after the date of reception
Study Visits: 5th to 7th July 2010
Congress: 8th to 10th July 2010
Selection and organization of papers in sessions with Arbitration (A), Sessions Bartholomew (B), Additional Sessions (O) and Posters (P).
Abstracts are accepted in the following languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish or French. The papers can be presented in one of these four languages and parallel sessions will be organized by language to facilitate the participation of people who do not speak Portuguese.
You must have an account for an online submission (abstract and/or paper) or to register for the 16th APDR Congress.
For a first visit, please CLICK HERE.
You have already an account, please CLICK HERE.
• António Almeida (University of Madeira)
• Ricardo Fabrício (University of Madeira)
• Vera Barros (University of Madeira)
• Ricardo Correia (University of Madeira)
• Tomaz Ponce Dentinho (APDR President)
Associação Portuguesa para o Desenvolvimento Regional — APDR
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Fax: (+351) 295 402 205
Tel.: (+351) 295 332 001
The university lecturer will undertake and help coordinate research and teaching in Real Estate broadly defined.
The Real Estate section is part of the Department of Economic Geography and involved in teaching (50% workload) at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Staff members teach on a variety of courses in Real Estate. The Real Estate programme is interdisciplinary, adopting perspectives from economic geography, real estate finance & economics, and planning. The Real Estate programme has been very successful in attracting students, with most alumni working in Real estate Industry or Real Estate Planning.
A research programme on Real Estate is started recently. The key research themes relate to Real estate & land markets. These themes are typically theoretically-based and empirically addressed, aimed at leading international journals such as Journal of real estate finance & economics, Environment and planning A, Journal of Housing Economics and Journal of regional science. These issues are addressed for both their academic and societal importance, to provide guidelines for real estate practice and public policymakers.
a PhD in Economic Geography, Economics or Finance
a revealed interest in real estate issues
a proven ability to initiate and implement research of international standards
the ability to stimulate and encourage the research of others
demonstrated teaching excellence and the ability to teach in English.
Competences of a university lecturer:
Short-listed candidates will be asked to give an academic seminar.
End of procedure deadline: February 10th, 2010
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We are deeply saddened to announce the death of our colleague Hubert BEGUIN, emeritus Professor of Geography at Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium), who passed away on January 24th, 2010.
It is thanks to Professor BEGUIN that the ERSA headquarters were implemented in Belgium.
If you wish to send a personal testimony or offer your condolences, click here.
A two-day International Conference on Developing Human Capital for Sustainable Economies will be held from May 27th to 28th, 2010 in the "green" city of Karlsruhe, Germany. This event will bring together academia, senior executives of public and private organisations, chief human capital officers, executives and practitioners, economists, policy makers, environmental management experts, representatives of international development agencies and other relevant stakeholders to discuss key emerging issues including: global warming and the emergence of the green economy; how is the transformation from high to low carbon and sustainable economy impacting human capital management; and effective initiatives needed to develop and manage human capital for the next economies – the green economies.
Further to the knowledge sharing on greening human capital; the upcoming event also provides an excellent networking opportunity with academia, members of international agencies, governmental and non-governmental institutions, senior corporate and hr executives, economists, sustainable development practitioners and other relevant stakeholders in Europe and beyond.
You are cordially invited to attend this international event and/ or nominate the member(s) of your institution.
For further information, please see the event details
International Sustainability Events
“Human Capital and Economic Growth”
Rimini Campus of the University of Bologna on May 31st – June 13th, 2010
Further information in this flyer.
Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis in Canada is organizing a conference: European Integration: Past, Present and Future.
The conference will take place in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada - April 30-May 1, 2010.
Organizers can provide limited travel support to presenters requesting it.
The first issue consists of five papers written by prominent economists:
The journal is open access and is published by the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis.
It will be appearing quarterly; the second issue is in preparation.
Please consider Review of Economic Analysis as the avenue for your work.
Papers published in open access journals are read and cited more often than those published in traditional, fee-based journals.
The Halle Forum on Urban Economic Growth – established in 2006 – has a focus on factors of economic growth and development in urban environments. For the 3rd Halle Forum in 2010 the organisers are planning to bring together scholars exploring diverse modes and effects of cooperative behaviour of firms, municipalities and other collective actors in metropolitan and other urban regions.
The papers to be presented at the 3rd Halle Forum shall deal with one or more of the following topics: Case studies comparing cities with different styles and traditions in cooperation, case studies of the governance mode(s) in urban regions and city networks with respect to cooperation and inclusion/exclusion of different urban actors, comparisons of the economic development in metropolitan regions, empirical studies identifying and building metropolitan regions, or intra-regional collaboration and networking as preconditions for knowledge-based urban development. Our intention is to edit a conference volume containing selcted papers of the presenters.
The City of Heidenheim an der Brenz and the August Lösch Association jointly grant the prestigious August Lösch Prize.
The prize is intended to reward outstanding academic research in the field of Regional Science. It carries an award of Euro 4000. Joint recipients will share this amount. The Association invites the submission of research work written in either German or English.
The deadline for submission is 15 March 2010.
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On June 25th 2010, Université Lille 3 will confer the title of Doctor honoris causa to Professor Masahisa Fujita to honor his seminal contributions to the development of urban economics.
A two-day conference on topics related to urban economics and new geographical economics will be held on June 24th and 25th, 2010. You are invited to submit an extended abstract of your paper. Possible topics include governance in the city, management and amenity production, sustainable development, urban growth, urban transportation policy, spatial differentiation and location choice. Selected papers will be published in a special issue of Louvain Economic Review (Recherches Economiques de Louvain), the foreword will be written by Paul Krugman.
Submission guidelines and timetable:
Submission of extended abstract (PDF file, at most 4 pages) to Marion ROMO
by April 30th. Notification: May 20th.
Title : "The Evaluation of Transportation Investment Projects", Routledge, 2009
Description : The book’s main objective is to construct a comprehensive and methodical economic, planning and decision-making framework for the evaluation of proposed transportation infrastructure investment projects.
Organisation : CCNY and Prof. Emeritus TAU
Tel : 1-917-470-4864
E-mail : email@example.com
Regional Science Groningen is a joint reseach and education institute of the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Faculty of Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen.
Further information HERE
Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 5-7 September 2010
Keynote lectures by Steven Klepper, Rosina Moreno, David Rigby and John Sutherland Earle. John Sutton is to be confirmed.
Please send your extended abstract or full paper to firstname.lastname@example.org before April 1, 2010.
FULL DETAILS on the call
When? September 30th – 1st October 2010
Where? Halle (Saale), Germany
Deadline for abstracts: 31 May 2010
When new industries emerge, initial locations are usually unevenly distributed across space and differ regarding their participation in the growth of the industry during its life cycle. Looking at Eastern Germany for example, a number of regions were successful in attracting significant production capacities in photovoltaic industry although West German regions showed better preconditions regarding regional knowledge base and capital endowment. The conference therefore aims to develop deeper insights in the evolution of location patterns of new (high tech) industries, e.g. photovoltaic and other new industries, and tries to contribute to the discussion on differences in regional opportunities to benefit as locations of new industries. We therefore search for papers which focus on explaining determinants for the location of new industries.
We plan conference proceedings (special edition of a refereed journal or an edited volume) of selected papers presented at the conference. We invite contributions from different disciplines, which focus on one or more of the following issues:
• Conditions under which regions participate in the growth of new industries;
• Determinants of the evolution of location patterns of new industries;
• Public policies to promote the emergence and regional growth in new industries;
• The role of inter-firm networks in the emergence of new industries;
• The role of industrial clusters in emergence of new industries to submit abstracts until May 31, 2010 by email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information, click HERE.
The ERSA French speaking section, ASRDLF, launched its new website this month. It is worth having a tour. There is no doubt that it will support Regional Science development.
Congratulation to them for the excellent job.
In February 2010, ERSA is in the Top Series by Abstract Views, with 15401 abstracts views, ERSA is in 10th position. That is good news for ERSA congress delegates scientific visibility.
More information on RePec
The James and Marilyn Lovell Center for Environmental Geography and Hazards Research, housed in the Department of Geography at Texas State University, invites you to explore – we’ve added a listing of our Faculty and Student Scholars’ books, which can be found HERE - its most recent addition, “Geospatial Techniques in Urban Hazard and Disaster Analysis” by Showalter and Lu (Springer; 2010).
And, please note the addition of the International Flash Flood Laboratory’s (IFFL) webpages. The laboratory currently exists under the sponsorship of the Lovell Center and is actively seeking funding to carry out the missions identified last October by participants in its inaugural workshop.
The 2010 Chicago-Argonne Institute on Computational Economics
The 2010 Institute on Computational Economics (ICE10) will be held at the
University of Chicago from July 19 to July 31, 2010.
ICE10 will be a two-week summer program for young scholars
interested in applying computational methods to economics.
ICE10 continues the format of ICE07, ICE08, and ICE09, with lectures and tutorials on topics in numerical analysis, their applications in economics, and their implementation in a variety of software tools. Participants will work on and present group projects, and will be able to speak with the lecturers about their own work during "office hours".
To facilitate the hands-on computational experience at ICE10 and the ability to use those tools after ICE10, software companies and universities who distribute the state-of-the-art computational software — AMPL, Knitro (Ziena), Filter (Dundee), PATH (University of Wisconsin), and SNOPT (Stanford OSL — have agreed to give ICE10 participants licenses for their products free of charge until the student finishes their Ph. D.
The aim of ICE10 is to create a collaborative community of computational scientists and economists by training young scholars (advanced graduate students and post-doctoral students) in state-of-the-art numerical methods and computer technology, and their application to economic modeling and analysis.
Summer institute activities will begin with formal tutorials on a range of topics - numerical optimization, dynamic programming, solution methods for dynamic economic models, and computationally intensive methods in statistics - followed by workshops that familiarize participants with computer software applied to economic models. These tutorial sessions are presented by a mix of computational scientists and economists - Ken Judd, Todd Munson, Karl Schmedders and Che-Lin Su. ICE10 participants will also be organized into small groups that will undertake computational projects using the methods presented in the tutorials. Participants can either choose from a list of problems formulated by the organizers or formulate their own computational projects. The second week will focus on seminar presentations by individuals applying state-of-the-art numerical methods to economics problems, and to ICE10 participants’ presentations of group project results.
Graduate students from all universities, including those in Europe and Asia, are encouraged to apply to the Institute. All applications will be considered equally; neither the citizenship of an applicant nor his current place of study will be a consideration in our acceptance decisions.
There will be no fee for participating in ICE10. We will provide housing for participants at no charge. Participants are responsible for transportation costs and for their meals. ICE10 is funded by the University of Chicago, Economics Research Center, the Computation Institute, the Stevanovich Center for Financial Mathematics, and the Milton Friedman Institute, and is hosted by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
For more information on topics, speakers, life in Hyde Park and Chicago, and application procedures, see http://ice.uchicago.edu/ .
NOTE THAT THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 9, 2010.
E-mail inquiries should be directed to Jennifer Pachon:
Lars Hansen, University of Chicago
James J. Heckman, University of Chicago
Kenneth Judd, Hoover Institution
Todd Munson, Argonne National Laboratory
Che-Lin Su, University of Chicago
Karl Schmedders, University of Zurich and Northwestern University
Séminaire Filières courtes - Séminaire scientifique - AgroParisTech: 5 - 6 mai 2010
Séminaire de recherche organisé par l’équipe Proximité de l’unité mixte de recherche Sciences Action Développement - Activités Produits Territoires (UMR SAD-APT, Inra-AgroParisTech). Ce séminaire a pour objectif de constituer, en Île-de-France, un lieu de discussion et d’échange entre chercheurs développant des travaux dans le domaine des filières courtes de distribution et de leur impact sur les modalités de développement territorial durable.
Le séminaire est ouvert aux chercheurs, étudiants de troisième cycle, agents des collectivités locales et de développement, syndicalistes agricoles et membres d’associations directement impliquées dans des actions de soutien aux filières courtes.
Sur le site plus d’informations
L’Institut CEDIMES (Centre d’études du développement international et des mouvements économiques et sociaux) décernera à Paris, en novembre prochain, quatre prix internationaux de recherche sur le thème suivant : " Les processus de développement dans le monde ".
Le champ de ces Prix englobe toutes les questions touchant au développement (classique et durable) dans toutes les régions du monde. Vous trouverez, en attachement, différents documents à cet effet. Ces documents sont aussi disponibles sur notre site internet (www.cedimes.org), site sur lequel vous pourrez également consulter les résultats de la 1ère et de la 2ème édition.
La date limite du dépôt de candidatures a été fixée au 15 juillet 2010. N’hésitez pas à nous contacter pour toute difficulté éventuelle dans la préparation des dossiers de candidature.
Professor Philip McCann, University of Groningen has been appointed as
a Special Adviser to Johannes Hahn, the European Commissioner for
Regional Policy. Philip will work alongside the other newly-appointed Special
Adviser, Fabrizio Barca, Director General of the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance and author of the 2009 Independent Report "An Agenda for a Reformed Cohesion Policy".
Both Professor McCann and Dr Barca will appear as key-note speakers at the ERSA congress in Jönköping in August. ERSA congratulates Professor McCann to his appointment as Special Adviser.
June 9-12, 2010 - Courtyard Magnificent Mile Downtown Chicago hotel in Chicago, USA.
Abstracts are due on Friday, April 23 at our e-mail address.
Details about the conference are available from the conference website
This is what you can expect at the conference:
• Keynote speech Anil K. Bera
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Spatial Analysis: From Times of Cholera to Crimes in Columbus
• Keynote speech Timothy G. Conley
University of Chicago
Cluster Estimators in Spatial Data Analysis
• Panel discussion on teaching spatial econometrics
spearheaded by Giuseppe Arbia, Donald Lacombe and Nicolas Debarsy
• Spatial software demonstration
Plenary session with demonstrations of Matlab, Stata, R(spdep) and more
featuring James LeSage, David Drukker and Roger Bivand
• Publishing opportunity in a special issue of the
International Regional Science Review
and there is of course the beautiful Spring weather in Chicago.
We are looking forward to receiving your abstract for the conference.
Chair Local Organizing Committee
Call for Proposals will open on 3 May 2010. Two Applied Research Projects, several Targeted Analyses as well as Transnational Networking Activities by the ESPON Contact Point network will be launched. Deadline for submitting proposals is 28 June 2010. For more information
I’m happy to let you know that the newsletter is now freely accessible at http://www.rsai-members.org/newsletter.asp .
Written by Graham Clarke Monday, 19 April 2010 12:05
The XXXVI Regional Studies Meeting organized by the Spanish Regional Science Association (AECR) will be held in partnership with the Portuguese Association for Regional Development (APDR) in the towns of Badajoz (Spain) and Elvas (Portugal). The main topic of this International Meeting on Regional Science is "THE FUTURE OF THE COHESION POLICY."
The meeting will begin with a workshop, whose topic is “Frontiers and Regional Development”, in Elvas (Portugal) on Wednesday, November 17, 2010. The meeting will continue with the lectures and the presentations of papers about the different subject areas, on Thursday 18 and Friday, November 19 in Badajoz (Spain).
The languages of the meeting will be English, Spanish and Portuguese and, at the moment, the confirmed speakers are Geoffrey Hewings (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA), Philip McCann (University of Reading, UK) and Diego Puga (IMDEA Social Sciences, Spain).
The aim of the event is two-fold:
1. to support the launch of the next Calls for Proposals including the new funding opportunities and the conditions for applying;
2. to promote networking possibilities between potential project partners and to inspire new projects on the main topic proposed for the event.
The ESPON Info Day will focus on the presentation of the content specifications and eligibility criteria of the new Calls that will open on 3 May 2010. The deadline for submitting proposals for the calls is 28 June 2010.
In order to help potential applicants to prepare an application and provide answers to open questions, two sessions on “How Apply” are foreseen: the first one in the morning, in parallel with the Launch of Call for Proposals on Targeted Analyses; the second one will take place in the afternoon in the plenary.
All documentation related to the calls, including the procedure for applying, the eligibility rules, the evaluation criteria and the submission material will be made available on the spot in Application Packs which can also be downloaded from the ESPON Website from 3 May 2010.
Partner Café: Finding Partners Tool
In the afternoon the programme includes an ESPON Partner Café creating a forum for dialogue between potential project partners. The ESPON Partner Café is an opportunity to meet partners for setting up Transnational Project Groups aiming at submitting proposals for ESPON projects. Click here to see the Institutions that have already taken the opportunity to be included in the partner overview compiled by ESPON.
Who should participate?
The event is open for all potential beneficiaries interested in learning more about opportunities for taking part in ESPON project activities and in applying for the funds to the ESPON 2013 Programme. It will in particular welcome a mix of policy makers, scientists, experts, representatives of universities, research institutes and companies around Europe.
Participation of private partners is possible in the Call for Proposals on Applied Research Projects and the Call for Proposals on Targeted Analysis. Only institutions confirmed as ESPON Contact Points can submit and be included in proposals on Transnational Networking Activities.
Deadline for registration is 6 May 2010 at 15h00.
You can register by using the online registration form.
Updated information on the Calls for Proposals is available HERE.
On May 19th the Faculty of Management, University of Lodz will witness a special event related to last year’s Congress. The local organisers of the Congress are going to plant several trees which for many years to come will remind that the 49th European Congress of the RSAI was organised in line with green conference requirements.
Dr Maciej Turala - LOC 2009 Lodz
Volume 89 Issue 1 Contents
Impact in Regional Science Jouke van Dijk
About Papers in Regional Science
Papers in Regional Science is the official journal of the Regional Science Association International. It encourages high quality scholarship on a broad range of regional science topics. Coverage includes: innovation and spatial knowledge spillovers, spatial networks and clusters, regional labor markets, spatial econometrics, behavioral location models, transportation and migration, land use and urban development, spatial agglomeration and segregation, new economic geography, inter-industry analysis and trade, environment and natural resources, urban and regional development, geographical information systems and spatial data analysis.
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit articles to be published on the 2010 TeMA volume. Items in Italian and english should encourage debate about the integration of urban and mobility planning. The review is articulated into four sections: researches, applications, focuses, reviews.
The issues for the 2010 volume have the following topics:
Authors are invited to send items according to the following deadlines:
The Journal is peer-reviewed. Reviews, Opinion, and Commentary are reviewed by the editors. Within 20 days of being submitted, author will receive a notice if the manuscript has been accepted.
For further information.
Where? The Hague, Netherlands
When? 30th November – 1st December 2010
The European event for airborne, bathymetric and terrestrial LiDAR, with a particular focus on mobile mapping systems. The event includes a technical conference and an international exhibition for system and component manufacturers, operators and service companies.
For more information contact email@example.com
The Department of Public Governance and Management is accepting applications for a full-time
faculty position at the associate or full professor level, depending upon qualifications and experience. We seek candidates with a distinguished record of scholarly publications and funded research in the area of sustainable development, as well as a demonstrated commitment to teaching and student mentorship. The ideal candidate will contribute to research and teaching in at least several of the following areas: environmental management; ecological economics; governance issues in sustainable development; analysis and evaluation of public policies towards sustainable development; ‘green’ business strategies; corporate social responsibility, social and human dimensions of sustainable development. The faculty member will play a leading role in the new Master of Science degree program in Sustainable Development, Management and Policy as well as to contribute to the planning and development of a Ph.D. program within several years.
The working language at MODUL University-Vienna is English. Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in economics, management, public policy, environmental studies, or a closely related field. The appointment will be within the Department of Public Governance and Management. The department is committed to interdisciplinary research, teaching, and knowledge transfer. Detailed information on the Department of Public Governance and Management can be found online at: www.modul.ac.at/pgm.
MODUL University-Vienna is a newly-created, private university located on Kahlenberg, one of the highest hills in the city of Vienna, with stunning views of the city and the Danube below. The city of Vienna, home of many important international organizations active in economic and social development, human rights, and sustainability, serves as an ideal laboratory for students and as a valuable set of resources for faculty in their research and professional practice. Vienna is consistently ranked as one of the two or three most livable cities in the world. The starting date for this position is July 2011 at the latest; The post is subject to an initial contract lasting for five years; Salary depends on the qualifications of the applicant and varies from € 70,000 (Associate Professor) to € 90,000 (Full Professor). For questions related to this position, please contact the Department Head, Prof. Harvey Goldstein (firstname.lastname@example.org). MODUL University Vienna is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages qualified women to apply. Please send your electronic application, including cover letter, curriculum vitae and list of publications, to Ms. Gertraud Moser, email@example.com (preferably as a single PDF file; use www.filemail.com for files exceeding 10 MB). Applications are welcome until the position is filled.
Contact: Prof. Dr. Harvey Goldstein Department of Public Governance and Management MODUL University Vienna, Am Kahlenberg 1, 1190 Wien E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: www.modul.ac.at
CALL FOR PAPERS
The economic integration of the Southern African Development Community (SADC1) is one of the determinant factors for helping member countries consolidate political
cooperation, expand local markets, attract long-term investments to exploit the region’s potentials and create opportunities for people in the region. At the initiative of the Committee of the Ambassadors from countries members of the SADC in Brussels, the Centre d’Intelligence Stratégique et des Relations Internationales (CISRI), in collaboration with L’Harmattan/RDC, is soliciting submissions of high quality papers (both theoretical and empirical) for a special issue of the review “Dounia” devoted to economic integration in the SADC region.
First Complete Drafts of the papers, along with their abstracts, have to be introduced by October 30th, 2010
For further information, click HERE.
Roberto Camagni EIB ERSA 2010 Prize Winner The 2010 European Investment Bank (EIB)-European Prize in Regional Science will be awarded to Roberto Camagni, Professor of ...
Dear Friends and Colleague,
It is with great pleasure that I can invite to meet me at the ERSA/RSAI stand during lunchtime on Friday, the 20th of August 2010. I will be available to discuss membership in the re-organised Polish Section of ERSA, share memories of the 49th Congress in Lodz and talk about international networking and cooperation.
Looking forward to meeting you in Jonkoping,
Polish Section of ERSA
Sommerkonferenz 2010: Knowledge based Development, Labour Market and Entrepreneurship - Economists meet Economic Geographers
Die Sommerkonferenz 2010 findet 25. und 26.6.2010 in Hannover statt und wird in Zusammenarbeit mit der August Lösch Gesellschaft, dem Institut für Wirtschafts- und Kulturgeographie der Leibniz Universität Hannover und dem Niedersächsischen Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung organisiert. Das Thema lautete Knowledge based Development, Labour Market and Entrepreneurship - Economists meet Economic Geographers.
Deadline für die Übermittlung eines Abstracts ist der 15. April 2010. Abstracts senden Sie bitte an die wissenschaftliche Sekretärin der GfR, Antje Weyh, IAB, email: email@example.com.
Dear Location/Spatial Modelers:
We are organizing location and spatial modeling oriented sessions for the North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International again this year. The meeting will be held in Denver, Colorado from November 10-13, 2010. These sessions have a continued and sustained presence at past RSAI meetings and we hope to continue this tradition with a strong showing again this year. If you would like to contribute to this stream of sessions, please submit your abstract online (http://www.narsc.org/newsite/?page_id=64) and then email us the title, abstract, author information and contact details as soon as possible. Email materials to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the deadline for abstract submission is August 1, 2010. Finally, please forward this announcement to colleagues that may be interested.
Additional information regarding the conference may be found at: http://www.narsc.org/newsite/?page_id=10
We look forward to seeing everyone in Denver!
Sincerely, Tony H. Grubesic and Timothy C. Matisziw
Tony H. Grubesic College of Information Science and Technology Drexel University - Philadelphia, PA 19104-2875 - USA Email: email@example.com
Timothy C. Matisziw Department of Geography and Civil & Environmental Engineering University of Missouri-Columbia - Columbia, MO 65211-6170 - USA Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For the 2010 Congress, a Networking Area has been specially put together and will welcome the ERSA & RSAI stands, the Congress Info Point, the Registration Desk and of course the Exhibition stands near the lunches & coffee breaks.
The Networking Area will be equipped with wifi and will be the Meeting Point for delegates to network and have direct access to exhibitors and books on display.
Over 1200 abstracts were submitted to the congress. More than 900 delegates are expected to come.
The 50th Anniversary will be the occasion to organise special activities in the Networking Area like a tombola and ERSA section meetings.
The Networking Area will be at the heart of the congress!
Download ERSA 210 Exhibition and Promotion Opportunities brochure
International Workshop on
REGIONAL COMPETITIVENESS AND INTERNATIONAL FACTOR MOVEMENTS
17-18 March 2011 - Orléans - FRANCE
Jointly organized by INFER (International Network for Economic Research) and LEO (Laboratoire d’Economie d’Orléans) CNRS UMR 6221
This workshop provides an opportunity for all those interested in international factors movements and regional competitiveness to discuss their research and to exchange ideas. Researchers are invited to submit both empirical and theoretical papers that are broadly consistent with the workshop’s special theme.
Topics to be discussed during the workshop might include (but are not limited to):
The workshop is open to anybody involved in these research areas, including both young and experienced researchers, Ph.D. students, post-doctoral researchers and professionals from business, government and non-governmental institutions.
We are happy to welcome the following internationally distinguished keynote speakers:
The workshop is jointly organized by INFER (International Network for Economic Research) and LEO (Laboratoire d’Economie d’Orléans) CNRS UMR 6221.
INFER is a non-profit international scientific organization that stimulates research and research networking in all fields of economics through international workshops and conferences. Website: www.infer-research.net
LEO (Laboratoire d’économie d’Orléans - Orleans Economics Laboratory) is a research center supported by CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - French National Center for Scientific Research) and the University of Orléans (France). It was established in 1996. There are about 40 permanent researchers (full professors and associate professors) and 60 PhD students. LEO is specialised in three research areas: (1) Macroeconomics and Finance, (2) Labour, Regional Development and Globalisation and (3) Econometrics. LEO is also the hosting center of the Regional Centre for Studies and Research on labour Qualification (CEREQ).
Website of the Workshop: http://www.univ-orleans.fr/leo/infer/
Submission of Papers
Only full papers may be submitted, in pdf or rtf-format. No other format will be accepted. Papers should be submitted electronically to: email@example.com
Deadline for paper submission is December 15, 2010.
We accept only one paper submitted by the same author. We will confirm receipt of your submission.
Papers must be in English and should not exceed 25 pages (A4 or letter) including all references, tables and the like. The text should be formatted in Times New Roman 12pt with 18pt line space and 2.5 cm (1 inch) margin on each side. Footnotes should be formatted in 10pt with 10pt line space. Please avoid colours in graphs and pages in landscape.
All papers must include a cover page with the following information: • An abstract of up to 500 words, with JEL classification and no more than 5 key words, with the surname in big letters; • Authors’ full name, affiliation; • Contact details for corresponding author, such as address, phone and e-mail.
All submitted papers will be peer reviewed according to a high-quality and fast referee process. You will receive an e-mail indicating whether your paper is accepted for presentation during the workshop or not before January 31, 2011.
Paper presenters are expected to discuss one other paper during the workshop. The discussant assignments will be made by the workshop organizers at a later date. As the workshop intends to build a network in this research area, participation is welcome even without paper contributions.
Publication of Papers
A selection of papers presented at the workshop will be published in an international journal. INFER offers several publication possibilities to workshop participants, including book volumes and journal publications. The workshop organizers will contact you about these publication possibilities later.
Registration and Registration Fee
The registration fee for presenting and non-presenting participants will be: • 80 EUR: INFER members • 120 EUR: other participants • 30 EUR (optional): conference dinner (March 17, 2011)
Please note: the annual membership fee for private INFER members is 25 EUR only (institutional INFER members 200 EUR). You are invited to become a member!
The registration fee includes all lunches and drinks. It doesn’t include travel and accommodation expenses. All workshop participants have to register for the workshop. Please note that paper submission is not regarded as a registration. A registration form will be sent to the authors of the accepted papers.
Payment can be done in two ways:
• Option 1 Please pay the registration fee on the INFER website (www.infer-research.net). Payment can be done via PayPal on the website. Note that you can use the same website to become an INFER member.
• Option 2 Payment can be done by bank transfer by mentioning your name and ‘WORKSHOP ORLEANS 2011’. Please transfer the fee to the INFER account in Germany: HypoVereinsbank Ludwigshafen Account No.: 3 020 219 997 Bank Code: 545 201 94
For international transactions please use the International Bank Account Number (IBAN) and the SWIFT-Code: IBAN: DE33 5452 0194 3020 2199 97 SWIFT (BIC): HYVEDEMM483
Deadline for registration and payment is March 1, 2011. In case of late registration, the fees will be increased by 50 %.
Location and Travelling
The workshop will take place at the following address: UFR Droit, d’Economie et de Gestion (Université d’Orléans) LEO (Laboratoire d’Economie d’Orléans) - CNRS UMR 6221 Rue de Blois, BP 26739 45067 ORLEANS CEDEX
Orléans is a city in north-central France, located on the Loire River, about 130 kilometres southwest of Paris. It is the capital of the Centre region and belongs to the Loire Valley which was added by UNESCO to its list of World Heritage Sites.
Orléans is one hour away from Paris - Austerlitz station by train (SNCF website: www.voyages-sncf.com). There are two train stations in Orléans: "Les Aubrais" and "Orléans Centre". Once you get off the train at "Les Aubrais" or “Orleans Centre” train station, you can take the tramway to the University (direction “Hôpital de la Source” : SEMTAO website http://www.semtao.fr/). It takes approximately half an hour from the station "Orléans centre" and less than 45 minutes from the station "Les Aubrais" to get to the University: get off the tramway at the “Université-Château” stop.
Questions about local organization may be directed to the workshop local organizers through: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yannis Psycharis is the new President of the Greek section of ERSA. Yannis Psycharis is taking over from Harry Coccossis who has served as President of the Greek section for several years.
Yannis Psycharis is an Associate Professor of Regional Economic Analysis at the Department of Economics and Regional Development at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens.
Increasing Regional Competitiveness: Interaction between Science and Business (Theoretical Approach)
Šiauliai, Lithuania, 18-19 November, 2010
Project Partner Association “Scientists - for Society” Organizing Partner Šiauliai University Faculty of Social Sciences
Project is funded by The European Social Fund
The Aim of this Conference is to discuss and evaluate processes of regional competitiveness development (theoretical approach).
Conference Sections: Section 1 – Increasing Regional Economic Competitiveness through Business and Science Cooperation. Section 2 – Challenges and Trends in Public Administration in the Context of Regional Competitiveness. Section 3 – Management Science and its Achievements in the Area of Regional Development.
Resolutions for Publishing
The articles will be reviewed and selected for publishing by the scientific reviewing committee. Selection of articles will be made on the basis of quality and relevance. Research in progress, full research papers including theoretical papers will be considered. Selected papers will be published free of charge in the refereed journal which is regularly indexed and abstracted by internationally recognized online databases. Publishing of selected articles is funded by the European Social Fund. Number of publications is limited. Journal will be published and distributed at the conference.
The deadline for article submission and registration is September 15th. Authors should email the full article, completed registration form, signed and scanned version of author’s guarantee form to email@example.com not latter than on September 15th. Authors will be informed of the acceptance of their submitted articles. Registrations and articles received after this date WILL NOT be accepted.
The official language of the Conference is English. Oral reports during the Conference should not exceed 20 min.
The Conference is one of the activities of the project „The Empowerment of Scientific Researches for the Development of Regional Competitiveness“ (VP1-3.1-ŠMM-05-K-01-015) which is funded by the European Social Fund. Participation for the registered participants is free of charge. Travel, accommodation and meal costs for the participants from abroad (presenters of submitted article at the conference) will be covered. Note: this applies to one of the authors (if there are more) per submitted article. Tickets will be arranged by the conference organizers. The number of places available at the conference is limited. The Conference will take place in recreationally attractive place near Šiauliai (Lithuania).
Confirmation about the article submission and further information (Conference Programme, Conference Place, Venue and Travel Information) will be sent to the registered participants.
For more information contact:
Aina Budvytytė-Gudienė – Project Coordinator Giedrė Šimaitytė – Project Secretary
Tel. +370 656 68353
Call for Papers… 50th ANNUAL MEETING Monterey, California Monterey Plaza Hotel February 27 – March 2, 2011
Our 50th Annual Meeting will convene – with registration, an opening session, and a reception – on Sunday afternoon, February 27. Paper sessions will be held all-day Monday, February 28; Tuesday, March 1; and Wednesday, March 2.
• SUBMISSIONS ON ANY TOPIC WITHIN THE REALM OF REGIONAL SCIENCE ARE WELCOMED
• THE PROGRAM COMMITTEE SCREENS PAPERS FOR SUITABILITY BEFORE INVITATIONS ARE SENT
POTENTIAL TOPICS INCLUDE: Resource Utilization; Impact Analysis; Regional Modeling; Location of Economic Activity; Housing; Regional & Urban Planning; Environmental Quality; Regional Development; Migration and Demographic Analysis; Transportation; Locational Criteria for Public Services & Facilities; Tourism & Recreation; Local Public Finance; Energy Issues; Regional Science Epistemology & Pedagogy
Please note that WRSA’s collegial “seminar-style” sessions provide the opportunity for authors to receive helpful feedback; all accepted papers are allotted 45 minutes of program time, inclusive of the remarks of an assigned discussant
For consideration by the Program Committee, e-mail your paper before the customary Paper Submission Deadline: OCTOBER 15, 2010. Acceptances will not be made on the basis of abstracts or PowerPoint slides Papers may be in DRAFT form at the time of submission; FINAL versions due: December 31
PAPER SUBMISSION DIRECTIONS:
• Attach your paper as a Word document or PDF file to an e-mail message and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Please do not use any other word-processing formats
• Large graphics files should NOT be sent at the submittal stage (figures may be sent later, directly to the discussant)
• On multiple-authored submissions clearly indicate which author(s) will participate at the conference
• Per WRSA Board policy there is a limit of one paper presentation per paid, registered participant
• Be sure to include your e-mail address and institutional affiliation with your submission
Visit the WRSA Website for complete conference information…
…or contact: Professor David A. Plane, Executive Secretary, WRSA School of Geography & Development / University of Arizona / Harvill Building, Box 2 / Tucson, AZ 85721 USA Email: email@example.com or: firstname.lastname@example.org / Website: www.wrsa.info
WRSA: “The way academic life should be.”
During the Closing Ceremony of the 50th European Congress of the Regional Science Association International which was held in Jönköping, Sweden last August, Professor Roberta CAPELLO and Professor Philip MC CANN both received the ERSA 50th Anniversary Award. We send them our sincere congratulations!
Du développement régional au développement territorial… durable et solidaire : l’exemple des travaux de science régionale canado-québécoise
Bruno JEAN - Professeur à l’Université du Québec à Rimouski Titulaire de la Chaire de recherche du Canada en Développement Rural
The Third World Planning Schools Congress 2011 will take place in Perth, Western Australia, between 4-8 July 2011.
To take advantage of this great opportunity and travel to Western Australia for the annual planning congress, we have to keep in mind that the Abstracts Submissions Close: 30 November 2010!
Other Proposed Congress Key Dates are:
Abstract Decisions: 15 January 2010 Full Peer Review Paper Submissions: 15 February 2011 Peer Review Responses: 31 March 2011 Presenters Registration Required: 1-15 April 2011 Final Paper Submission Required: 4 May 2011
For further information please contact the Congress Secretariat at:
see more: http://www.wpsc2011.com.au
Yours sincerely, Ileana Apostol, PhD Assistant of the Secretary General on behalf of
Prof. Anna Geppert Université de Paris-Sorbonne - France
Secretary General of AESOP www.aesop-planning.com Email: email@example.com
What Future for Cohesion Policy? An Academic and Policy Debate 16th-18th March 2011, Slovenia FREE TO ATTEND
The Fifth Cohesion Report’s broad orientations on the future architecture of cohesion policy will be discussed at a conference in Slovenia on 16-18 March 2011. The conference is co-organised by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Regional Policy, the Regional Studies Association and the Slovenian Government Office for Local Self-Government and Regional Policy.
The Conference will provide a forum for the first international academic debate on the Fifth Cohesion Report between regional studies researchers and senior officials from the European institutions. The key topics of the conference will be: the contribution of cohesion policy to Europe 2020, the territorial coverage of the policy, the policy performance and effectiveness, the efficiency of governance structures and implementation arrangements and the relationship between cohesion policy and other EU structural policies.
More information on the calls for papers, paper submission deadline and registration Regional Studies Association
RSPP Volume 2 Issue 1 NOW ONLINE
RSAI- ERSA members, Register for your FREE ACCESS
You will now be able to access your FREE ONLINE SUBSCRIPTION to Regional Science Policy & Practice and Papers in Regional Science, as well as issues of the RSAI newsletter!
Volume 2 Issue 1 Contents
Macroeconomic and territorial policies for regional competitiveness: an EU perspective Roberto Camagni, Roberta Capello
Evolution of new spatial division of labour and spatial dynamics in Korea Sam Ock Park, Yangmi Koo2
Can regional sports stadia ever be economically significant? Calvin Jones, Max Munday, Neil Roche
Decentralization, democracy and sub-national governance: comparative reflections for policy-making in Brazil, Mexico and the US Peter M. Ward, Robert H. Wilson, Peter K. Spink
Can regional sports stadia ever be economically significant? Calvin Jones, Max Munday, Neil Roche
Major sport events and regional development: the case of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games Eduardo A. Haddad, Paulo R. Haddad
Regional Science Policy & Practice (RSPP) is the official policy and practitioner orientated journal of the Regional Science Association International. It is an international journal that publishes high quality papers in applied regional science that explore policy and practice issues in regional and local development. It welcomes papers from a range of academic disciplines and practitioners including planning, public policy, geography, economics and environmental science and related fields. Papers should address the interface between academic debates and policy development and application. The editors invite submissions dealing with the policy and practice of regional and local development. Contributions that are the outcome of collaborations between researchers and policy and practice professions are encouraged.
In August 2010, ERSA website has been visited more than 20 500 times. In 2008, we had around 500 visits per month!
Thank-you very much to all of you who do contribute to make it a success.
MH Oct 2010.
21-23 September 2011 - Dubrovnik, Croatia - www.anubih.ba
FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference „Regional cooperation in Europe: opportunity for the Balkans“, we would like to invite you to be the participant at the conference, which will take place from 21st to 23rd September 2011 in Dubrovnik.
The Conference is organized by the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ANUBiH), Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (HAZU), London School of Economics LSE London, University of Bologna, within the Academic programme 2010/2011 of the Inter University Center (IUC), Dubrovnik.
The programme will mainly consist of the invited lectures, your papers and discussions, which will be given by distinguished experts in the field, including members of several academies of sciences and arts from different European countries. Your presence would be an impressive contribution to the recognition and development of economic and regional science in SEE, particularly in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia.
CONFERENCE AIMS AND SCOPE
The main conference topic is „Regional Cooperation in Europe: Opportunity for the Balkans“. This topic sublimes and reflects European and regional principles and concepts related to the significance of regional cooperation in the EU accession process. The Conference is opened to all the issues of regional science, regional development theory and policy, cooperation, cohesion, institutions, financing, integration, and education.
AKADEMIJA NAUKA I UMJETNOSTI BOSNE I HERCEGOVINE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND ARTS OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA АКАДЕМИJА НАУКА И УМJЕТНОСТИ БОСНЕ И ХЕРЦЕГОВИНЕ
First call 15 October 2010
Abstract submission - deadline (250-350 words) 15 December 2010
Notification of acceptance 15 January 2011
Full paper submission deadline 15 March 2011
Notification paper 15 April 2011
Registration 15 July 2011
Conference 22-23 September 2011.
INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
Academician Boris Tihi (ANUBiH) chairman, Academician Zvonimir Baletić (HAZU) vice chairman, Prof. Stefano Biachini (University of Bologna) vice chairman, Prof. Vesna Bojčić-Dželilović (LSE) vice chairman, Corresponding member of ANUBiH Muris Čičić (ANUBiH) vice chairman, Prof. Jasmina Osmanković (School of Economics and Business Sarajevo) vice chairman, Corresponding member of ANUBiH Miloš Trifković (ANUBiH), Academician Božidar Matić (ANUBiH), Prof. Peter Stanovnik (Institute for Economic Research Ljubljana), Prof. Tonći Lazibat (Faculty of Economics and Business Zagreb), Prof. Dušan Mramor (Faculty of Economics Ljubljana), Prof. Veljko Trivun (School of Economics and Business Sarajevo), Prof. Branko Grčić (Faculty of Economics Split), Prof. Anto Domazet (School of Economics and Business Sarajevo), Prof. Vjekosalv Domjan (School of Economics and Business Sarajevo), Prof. Aleksnadar Bogunović (Faculty of Economics and Business Zagreb), Dr. Jelica Minić (Regional Cooperation Council), Prof. Ivan Bičanić (Faculty of Economics and Business Zagreb), Prof. Rabija Somun-Kapetanović (School of Economics and Business Sarajevo), Prof. Mirko Pejanović (Faculty of Political Science Sarajevo).
Academician Boris Tihi president, Corresponding member of ANUBiH Muris Čičić vice president, Prof. Jasmina Osmanković vice president, Prof. Anto Domazet, Emina Resić, PhD, Eldin Mehić, PhD, Amra Avdagić (ANUBiH), Radić Dana (ANUBiH), Nerma Tanović (ANUBiH), Tanja Bašagić (ANUBiH), ðenan Hadžimehmedagić (ANUBiH).
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
The abstract will be used by reviewers as the basis for acceptance of the paper. Submitted abstracts should be one- page (250-350 words, Times New Roman, 12 point font). The title, autor(s), affiliation(s), text and key words must fit on this page. Abstracts should be submitted via e-mail (as an MS-Word attachment) to firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than December 15, 2010.
THE CONFERENCE FEES
The conference fee is 200 EUR and includes: Conference proceedings, Coffee and refreshments, Official conference dinner and party.
Accommodation: Hotel Park Dubrovnik, Croatia
For registration or any other information, please contact: Mrs. Radić Dana. Contact: e-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.anubih.ba , phone: +387 33 20 60 34, fax: +387 33 20 60 33 or visit the conference webpage: www.anubih.ba
deadline: 15 November 2010.
At the department of Social Psychology of the University of Groningen and the department of Spatial Economics of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, VU University Amsterdam is a vacancy for a post-doc position. The post-doc will do an analysis of the potential response of households with respect to electrical vehicles from an economic and psychological perspective. The following questions will be addressed:
1. How do people evaluate the pros and cons of electrical vehicles, both functional (e.g. costs, performance, range, recharging options, environmental impact) and non-functional characteristics (e.g. ‘sexyness’, status), and to what extent do individuals evaluate these pros and cons differently (e.g., dependent on age, income, household type, environmental awareness)? Which pros and cons are most predictive for the acceptability and purchase intention of electrical vehicles?
2. What would be the behavioural responses of consumers with respect to the supply of electrical vehicles on the market, both in terms of vehicle ownership and vehicle use (number of kms driven)?
3. How can public policy (for example pricing policies) increase acceptability and purchase of electrical vehicles and reduce possible rebound effects?
The main part of the project will be based on a questionnaire study among car drivers. The questionnaire will cover both psychological and economic factors related to the acceptability and purchase of electrical vehicles. The main tool to be used will be conjoint analysis (stated preference), where possible combined with revealed preference data. Details on the research project are available on request. A distinctive feature of this research project is the integration of economic and psychological factors in one integrated framework. The post-doc will work in an interdisciplinary team with researchers of VU University (prof dr Piet Rietveld), University of Groningen (prof dr Linda Steg) and Technical University Delft (prof dr Bert van Wee). The project is part of the NWO programme on Sustainable Accessibility of the Randstad. The direct supervision will be carried out by Piet Rietveld and Linda Steg.
The candidate should:
Have a PhD degree in economics or psychology or a related discipline, and experience with advanced data work and modelling. He/she should have good skills in advanced statistical or econometric methods. Experience with conjoint analysis or related methods would be an advantage. The candidate should have an interest –and preferably experience- in a combining economic and psychological elements in scientific research. The candidate has good communication skills, and will be able to operate independently and resourcefully, and collaborate with other researchers in a multidisciplinary setting. He also needs excellent (English) writing and presentation skills.
The appointment is for a definite period of two years. You can find information about our excellent fringe benefits of employment at www.workingatvu.nl and on WEBSITE RUG?…
The salary is in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel, and depending on experience, range from a minimum of € 2.977,- gross per month up to a maximum of € 3.755,- gross per month (salary scale 10) based on a fulltime employment.
Information can be obtained via Prof.dr. P. Rietveld (31-20-5986097; email@example.com) and Prof.dr. E.M. Steg (31-50-3636482; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Candidates interested in this position, should e-mail their letter of motivation and CV to Prof. Rietveld (email@example.com) or to Prof. Steg (firstname.lastname@example.org) before 15 November 2010.
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The effects of unemployment on new firm formation revisited: Does space matter? Shaoming Cheng and Huaqun Li
Restructuring economic development in the Auckland region James E. Rowe
Building research and technology (R&T) transregional networks through an Interreg IIIB project Marie-Claude Bélis-Bergouignan and Elie Brugarolas
Regional agglomeration and transfer of pollution reduction technology under the presence of transboundary pollution Tohru Naito
November 2010 Regional Science and the Economic Crisis Click on the title to view the newsletter.
Rimini, May 21-22, 2011
The objective of this workshop is to provide a forum to discuss recent advances in the analysis of Economic Growth and Business Cycles. To maximize interaction among participants, no parallel sessions are planned.
Thanasis Stengos ( University of Guelph and Senior Fellow of RCEA);
Costas Azariadis (Washington University in St. Louis and RCEA) Philippe Aghion (Harvard University and University College London) Leo Kaas (University of Konstanz) Pietro Reichlin (University of Rome and RCEA) Joseph Zeira (Hebrew University of Jerusalem and RCEA)
The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA), Italy www.rcfea.org
The registration fee is 80 euros (include lunches, coffee breaks and one dinner). RCEA registered scholars are exempted from paying this registration fee. However they must pay a booking fee of 50 euros upon paper submission or online registration. This booking fee will be refunded to the scholar at registration in Rimini. This booking fee will not be refunded if the RCEA scholar will not show up at the workshop.
Submission of one-page abstract: March 31, 2011 Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2011 Registration: April 30, 2011 Final Program: May 7, 2011
The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis
Sede Legale: Via Angherà, 22 – Sede Operativa: Via Patara, 3 – 47921 Rimini (RN) – Italy
Tel. +39 0541 434 142 / 434 252 – Fax +39 0541 55 431
www.rcfea.org - email@example.com - C.F. 91105170400
We received a high level of responses (274) to the Evaluation Survey that was sent following the ERSA 2010 Jönköping Congress. Thank you for your participation and precious feedback!
Answers to the main comments from delegates:
What stands out the most in the survey results is that 95% of replies agree and even strongly agree that the Jönköping congress was well organized.
Nevertheless, we wish to point out the items that were most often mentioned in the delegates’ comments regarding the ways to improve ERSA congresses:
* make the congress book user friendly: it is our goal to improve the readability of this tool. A clearer link between the list of sessions and the list of participants (session codes) will be made.
* technical visits: for future congresses, registration to technical visits will be done on site at the congress venue.
* online attendee session planner (search tool): we intend to include all authors’ names (and not just presenters) and papers in the future to allow a better search of information.
* quality of papers/presentations: This is a question that needs careful weighting up. The three types of sessions (refereed, non-refereed and young scientists sessions) should in some way function as a gradation. ERSA’s tradition has been to not only include papers of highest quality, in order to let untrained scholars attend present their work, get comments and experiences and learn from leading scholars. This is a good practice in order to improve the quality of scientific material from less experienced scientists. However, some contributions hold too low scientific quality. This is something that future Scientific Committees must find methods to solve, by e.g. a stricter review of abstracts.
* feedback on reviewed papers: a comments box will be added in the online review process to allow authors to have some feedback on their submitted R-session papers.
* congress book and congress program: a big effort will be made to reduce last minute changes in the program and an addendum will be included in the congress bag and ’info sessions’ during plenary sessions will be organized to better communicate information to delegates.
* Registration for non presenters: improvements will be made to make registration more user friendly.
With over 1000 participants, the Jönköping congress was overall a great success. A large number of delegates were very satisfied with the keynote speakers, no shows were reduced thanks to the stricter no show policy, practitioners sessions were very much appreciated, 74% of participants attended more than 4 sessions during the congress and over 57% replied that they wish to attend next year’s congress in Barcelona and 34% still don’t know.....and the formal gala dinner was enjoyed by many!
Moreover, some clear changes will be brought to the ERSA 2011 Congress in Barcelona: reduce the number of key deadlines to lighten the quantity of emails to delegates, communicate briefly and clearly through the ERSA website, ERSA News and Congress Participant Area, improve the online search tool when the congress program is ready and more....
For further information on the ERSA 2011 Congress.
To view the ERSA 2010 Congress pictures CLICK HERE!
To read the obituary written by David Boyce, visit: http://aap.cornell.edu//crp/upload/...
Nov 10 MH
The Portuguese Association for Regional Development (APDR) is organizing its 17th Annual Congress in Bragança-Zamora (http://www.apdr.pt/congresso/2011/), in the 29th June to 2nd July 2011, with the collaboration of the Spanish Association of Regional Science (AECR). Similarly to 2009, the Congress will be held jointly with the 5th Congress of Nature Management and Conservation. This initiative counts with the scientific and logistical support of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB) and Foundation Rei Afonso Henriques in Zamora (FRAH), in collaboration with others scientific societies like the Portuguese Association of Agrarian Economics (APDEA) or Portuguese Society for Rural Studies (SPER).
IMPORTANT: The theme: Regional development policies will only be developed in the Workshop of Zamora (June 30).
Congress Bragança: 29th June to 1st July 2011 Workshop Zamora: 30th June 2011 Study Visit: 2nd July 2011
You must have an account for an online submission (abstract and/or paper) or to register for the 17th APDR Congress. For a first visit, pleaseCLICK HERE.
You have already an account, pleaseCLICK HERE.
Abstracts are accepted in the following languages: Portuguese, English or Spanish. The papers can be presented in one of these three languages and parallel sessions will be organized by language to facilitate the participation of people who do not speak Portuguese. The text should not exceed 1.500 characters (including spaces).
· Ángeles Marín Rivero (AECR/Universidad de León) · António Fernandes (Instituto Politécnico de Bragança) · João Azevedo (Instituto Politécnico de Bragança) · Natividad Gonzaler (Fundación Rei Afonso Henriques-Zamora) · Orlando Rodrigues (Instituto Politécnico de Bragança) · Sílvia Nobre (Instituto Politécnico de Bragança) · Tomaz Ponce Dentinho (APDR/Universidade dos Açores)
Associação Portuguesa para o Desenvolvimento Regional — APDR
Elisabete Martins E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ana Fuentes Sánchez E-mail: email@example.com
Internet: www.apdr.pt Fax: (+351) 295 402 205 Tel.: (+351) 295 332 001
Date: March 30th - April 1st 2011
Place: Hemavan, Sweden
In the spring of 2011 CERUM together with the Nordic section, ERSA is organising a Winter Conference on Regions: Sustainabilty, Growth, and Policy
Information regarding accomodation, registration, and program will be updated continuously on website of “Centre for regional science”. (http://www.cerum.umu.se)
The conference is sponsored and supported by: The European Union Regional Development Fund, Region Västerbotten, Västerbottens läns landsting, The city of Umeå, The municipality of Skellefteå, The municipality of Lycksele, The Chamber of Commerce Västerbotten, and Swedish Federation of Business Owners Västerbotten.
For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 46 90-786 95 70
The new website of the Canadian Journal of Regional Science has been launched. http://www.cjrs-rcsr.org/
14 Dec 2010
since October the Italian section has a new President, Prof. Riccardo Cappellin, a new Secretary, Prof. Paolo Rizzi, and a New Treasurer, Prof. Ugo Fratesi.
Congratulation to them,
New Board members of the Italian section of RSAI
President: Riccardo Cappellin
Prof. Riccardo Cappellin Department of Economics and Institutions University of Rome "Tor Vergata" Via Columbia, 2 00133 Roma - Italy Phone: +39 347 2449437 mobile Phone: +39 06 72595736 office Fax: +39 06 2020500
Segretary Paolo Rizzi
Prof. Paolo Rizzi Department of Social and Economic Sciences DISES Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore LEL - Local Economy Laboratory Universita’ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Via Emilia Parmense 84 - 29100 PIACENZA (Italy) Phone: +39 0523 599339 or 599342 office Phone: +39 3394002860 Fax: +39 0523 599437
Treasurer: Ugo Fratesi
Prof. Ugo Fratesi Department BEST Politecnico di Milano Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32 20133 Milano Italy Phone: +39 02 23993966 Fax: +39 02 23999477
2010 has been a very successful year for ERSA. We have celebrated our 50th anniversary congress in Jönköping, Sweden with more than 1,000 registered participants, which imply that we set a world record for meetings of regional scientists. The group of key-note speakers was exceptional, the scientific program had a high quality, and Professor Hans Westlund and his team did an excellent job as local organizers. All of us who participated in the final congress dinner will remember that party. At the congress, the EIB-ERSA prize in regional science was awarded to Professor Roberto Camagni – one of Europe’s great regional scientists.
The 2011 European congress of Regional Science Association International will be held in Barcelona and from I have learnt from the local organizers, it will certainly be a high quality congress with several very interesting key-note speakers. Preparations are also well under way for the 2012 congress that will be held in Bratislava.
During 2010 ERSA has also had a much appreciated summer school on the evaluation and financing of infrastructure investments organized by Professor Andreas Stephan with the first part located to Stockholm and the second part located to Jönköping and ending the same day as the European congress started. The summer school was sponsored by Center for Transport Studies (CTS), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Jönköping International Business School (JIBS). The 2011 summer school will be hosted by the university in Luxembourg.
All the above activities are supported by the ERSA office at CORE in Louvain-la-Neuve and without the support from the ERSA staff, the burden for the local organizers is much heavier. Thus, we thank Marie Hervo and Caroline Theodor for their contributions to ERSA during 2010. Unfortunately, Caroline Theodor has left us and Marie Hervo will do the same in the spring 2011. I take this opportunity to thank them both for all that they have contributed to ERSA in recent years and also wish them good luck for the future. Fortunately, we have been able to recruit too new excellent persons to our office. Our new Executive Director is Richard Kelly and our new Congress Manager is Maristella Angotzini I wish them very welcome as ERSA staff. I am very confident that they will continue the job started by Marie and Caroline and contribute to make ERSA a still more professional scientific organization. To support the new team, Laura Resmini and Maceij Turala have been elected in August 2010 as ERSA Treasurer and ERSA Secretary. Their motivation will contribute to ERSA success as well as Lidia Diappi and Sari Kerr work. We thank Lidia and Sari for your excellent contribution.
Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year
President of ERSA
24 Dec 2010
IREA announces the 1st IREA Award ‐Barcelona Economics. The prize is intended to recognize and encourage graduate study in Applied Economics, to help promote excellence in graduate research and to introduce and promote the works of the young doctors, collaborating to the diffusion of the social and academic prestige of the doctor.
For more information, click HERE.
The 9th World Congress of the Regional Science Association International will take place in Timisoara, Romania, on 9-12 May 2012. It is organized by the West University of Timisoara - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (www. http://www.uvt.ro/en/academic/facul...) and the Romanian Regional Science Association (www.rrsa.ro). The congress website will be active starting from January 2011. Info about city of Timisoara can be found at http://www.world66.com/europe/roman....
Hosted by the ELAB, University of Bergamo, Italy
June 16-18, 2011
Abstract Submission Deadline: January 26th, 2011
In the current knowledge economy there is much stress on the role of scientific and technological knowledge for the innovativeness of firms, regions and countries. However, such knowledge doesn’t generate innovations unless it is combined with entrepreneurial knowledge, i.e. business-relevant knowledge about products, business concepts, markets, customers, suppliers, financiers, etc. The purpose of this symposium is to contribute to an increased understanding of the role of entrepreneurial knowledge and technology for the transformation of regions by means of the entry, growth and exit of firms.
We welcome the submission of papers to the overall theme
I. Entrepreneurial Knowledge, Technology and Transformation of Regions or one of the following special sub-themes/mini-tracks
II. Entrepreneurship, family business and innovation Chair: Prof. Giovanna Dossena, University of Bergamo, Italy
III. Slow city movement and sustainable local development Chairs: Prof. Tüzin Baycan, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, & Visiting Professor, George Mason University, USA, Prof. Roger R. Stough, NOVA Endowed Chair and Professor of Public Policy & Vice President for Research and Economic Development, George Mason University, USA.
IV. Shrinking urban regions Chairs: Assoc. Prof. Johan Klaesson, Research Unit for Rural Entrepreneurship and Growth, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden & Prof. Börje Johansson, Jönköping International Business School & Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovations Studies (CESIS), Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
V. Entrepreneurship, networking and regional development Chair: Prof. Robert Huggins, Cardiff School of Management, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, UK
VI. Resilience capacity of firms and new forms of innovation Chair: Dr. Sílvia B. Fernandez, University of Algarve, Portugal
VII. Cluster development and regional transformation in an economic perspective Chairs: Prof. Andreas Cornett & Dr. Nils Karl Sørensen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
VIII. Entrepreneurship policy in comparative perspective Chairs: Dr. Darrene Hackler, Senior Vice President of Research & Programs, International Economic Development Council, Washington D.C. (US), & Associate Professor, George Mason University and Prof. Heike Mayer, University of Bern, Switzerland
IX. Learning and knowledge transfer processes in small firms’ clusters Chairs: Prof. Cristina Ponsiglione and Prof. Luca Iandoli. Department of Business and Managerial Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
X. The spatial agglomeration of business services Chair: Prof. Giulio Cainelli, University of Padua, Italy
XI. Entrepreneurship, creativity and the brain Chair: Dr. Yvonne Lagrosen, University West, Sweden
XII. Productivity and financing of regional infrastructure Chair: Prof. Andreas Stephan, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden
Leading-edge contributions from the previous symposia have ap¬peared in special issues of prestigious journals and ten edited book volumes. This symposium will follow the same practice. In addition to the Uddevalla Sympo¬sium Proceedings, a similar effort for publication of a coordinated set of articles in book volumes and journals with high impact will be adopted for the 14th Uddevalla Sympo¬sium 2011. For a selected list of publications of previous symposia, please see www.symposium.hv.se publications
Best paper awards
To stimulate high quality papers a Best Paper Award of € 1.000 as well as a Best PhD Can¬didate Paper Award of € 700 will be awarded. The members of the scientific committee will select the winning papers. Only papers submitted before the deadline will be evaluated.
Submission deadline for Abstracts is January 24, 2011 Abstract – maximum 800 words (excluding the reference list) including:
send by e-mail to: email@example.com In the count of 800 words we don’t consider the reference list, theme, keywords and author affiliation. It is better to submit the abstract using the Word 97-2003 version of Microsoft. We suggest naming your file “PRESENTERS NAME_Uddevalla2011.doc” to avoid confusion between abstracts.
Results of the review process will be communicated to authors by approximately February 20th, 2011
Submission Deadline for Complete Papers accepted for presentation (in Word 6.0): May 4th, 2011
Irene Bernhard coordinator
Lecturer & Coordinator for the Uddevalla Symposia
& PhD candidate The Royal Institute of Technoity West
Department for Economics & Informatics
SE-461 86 Trollhättan, Sweden
phone +46 520 22 36 78
mobile +46 733 97 51 02
fax: +46 520 22 35 99
The book series on Advances in Spatial Science published by Springer celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. To bring this to your attention we invite you all to a reception at the ERSA Congress in Jönköping. The reception will be held on Saturday, August 21st, at 18.30. There will be drinks, and some short talks.
We will provide reflections on the advances in spatial science made over the fifteen-year period, and how these have been reflected in the book series. We will speak about our future plans. And, above all, we will ask some recent and upcoming authors to introduce their new books.
During the congress we would also like to establish contacts with new young, old and hungry authors. You are encouraged to book breakfast meetings with each one of us. This can be done individually or through Barbara Fess at the local Springer book sales stand.
Please join us in the celebration!
The book series Advances in Spatial Science published by Springer celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. Since its inception 66 high-quality books have been published in the series, the leading series in the field of regional science. To celebrate the success of this series you are invited to a reception at the ERSA Congress
The reception will be held on Saturday, August 21, at 18.30 in the “Orangerie”. There will be drinks, small snacks, and a few short talks.
We will provide reflections on the advances in spatial science made over the last 15 years, and how these advances have been reflected in the book series. We will speak about our future plans. And, above all, we will ask some recent and upcoming authors to introduce their new books.
During the congress we would also like to establish contact with new young, old and hungry authors. You are encouraged to participate in book breakfast meetings with each one of us. This can be done individually or through Barbara Fess at the Springer stand in the exhibit area.
Please join us in the celebration!
Manfred M. Fischer
About the Series
This series contains scientific studies focusing on spatial phenomena, utilizing theoretical frameworks, analytical methods, and empirical procedures specifically designed for spatial analysis.
Advances in Spatial Science brings together innovative spatial research utilizing concepts, perspectives, and methods relevant to both basic science and policy making. The aim is to present advances in spatial science to an informed readership in universities, research organizations, and policy-making institutions throughout the world. Recently published in Advances in Spatial Science
Progress in Spatial Analysis A. Páez, J. Gallo, R.N. Buliung and S. Dall’erba (Eds.)
Perspectives on Spatial Data Analysis Luc Anselin and Sergio J. Rey (Eds.)
Cost-Minimizing Choice Behavior in Transportation Planning Sven B. Erlander
Attending the European Congress of the Regional Science Association International, August 19-23, 2010 in Jönköping, Sweden?
Come to our reception on Saturday, August 21, at 18.30 in the “Orangerie”, make an appointment to discuss your book proposal, or simply drop by our booth to take advantage of our 20% conference discount! Thank you for your continued interest in our publications. Best regards,
Barbara Fess Editor
10 - 19 August, 2010
Call for participants in the 23rd ERSA Summer School 2010 Deadline for the application is March 10th 2010.
Dear Friend of Regional Science
Mark your calendars and save the dates for the 57th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International. This year’s meeting will be held at The Grand Hyatt Denver from Wednesday November 10th to Saturday November 13th, 2010 in Denver, Colorado.
The 2010 meetings promise to be bigger and better than ever. A new innovation introduced this year will be the opportunity to participate in poster sessions in addition, or as an alternative, to the regular paper sessions. We’re also working on optional sightseeing activities and training opportunities.
Start thinking about that paper and/or poster you’d like to present. The registration portal of the North American Regional Science Council (NARSC) will open in late April 2010. Always an important part of the conference, please think about organizing one or several themed sessions. Paper/poster abstracts and session proposals can be submitted any time from opening data through August 1, 2010.
Information about the 2010 Denver Conference is now available at the NARSC Website <www.narsc.org>. But, check back often as we add new information about the conference and activities surrounding the conference.
If you would like to suggest session ideas or discuss issues related to the program or poster session, contact Program Chair Neil Reid, firstname.lastname@example.org or +1.419.530.3593.
For issues related to local arrangements, contact John Leatherman, email@example.com or +1.785.532.4492.
For sponsorship, exhibitor space, and overall arrangements, contact Jean-Claude Thill at NARSCouncil@uncc.edu .
Information written by Graham Clarke Friday, 16 April 2010 source: RSAI website
Join us in Denver, Colorado, USA for the 57th North American Regional Science Association International (RSAI) Conference sponsored by the North American Regional Science Council (NARSC). The conference will be held at the Grand Hyatt Denver Hotel from Wednesday, November 10th to Saturday, November 13th, 2010.
You can learn more about the conference, submit an abstract, and register at the NARSC Website HERE.
Visit the Conference section of the Website and click the User Area link to register or sign in. Individual papers and sessions must be submitted online in the abstract submission section of the Website between now and August 1, 2010. The conference registration section will allow secure electronic financial transactions.
Conference organizers welcome individual papers and organized sessions relating to a wide variety of topics inclusive within the diverse realm of regional science. We are an international scholarly organization that focuses on regional analysis, ranging from urban and spatial theory to applied problems in regional development, sustainability, environmental management, and rural land use. We are an interdisciplinary association, with members representing fields as diverse as economics, agricultural economics, public policy, urban planning, civil engineering, geography, finance, sociology and demography. The annual North American RSAI conference is the premier regional science meeting in North America and attracts scholars and practitioners from around the world.
A block of rooms have been reserved at the Grand Hyatt Denver for the nights of the 8th through the 13th of November, at a rate of $199 per night for a single or double.
If you have questions about the program or submitting a paper or session proposal, or experience any difficulties, contact the 2010 Program Chair, Neil Reid, phone: 419-530-3593; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. All other questions about the conference can be directed to the 2010 Local Arrangements Chair: John Leatherman, phone: 785-532-4492; e-mail: email@example.com. For sponsorship, exhibitor spaces, and overall arrangements, contact Jean-Claude Thill at NARSCouncil@uncc.edu.
Now is the time to submit a paper or session proposal for the upcoming North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) sponsored by the North American Regional Science Council (NARSC). The conference will be held at the Grand Hyatt Denver Hotel from Wednesday, November 10th to Saturday, November 13th, 2010 in downtown Denver Colorado.
Individual papers and sessions must be submitted online in the abstract submission section of the NARSC Website between now and August 1, 2010. You can learn more about the conference, submit an abstract, and register at: http://www.narsc.org/. Go to the Conference section of the Website and click the User Area link to register or sign in. The conference registration section will allow secure electronic financial transactions.
Conference organizers welcome individual papers/posters and organized sessions relating to a wide variety of topics inclusive within the diverse realm of regional science. We are an international scholarly organization that focuses on regional analysis, ranging from urban and spatial theory to applied problems in regional development, sustainability, environmental management, and rural land use. We are an interdisciplinary association, with members representing fields as diverse as economics, agricultural economics, public policy, urban planning, civil engineering, geography, finance, sociology and demography. The annual North American RSAI conference is the premier regional science meeting in North America and attracts scholars and practitioners from around the world.
A block of rooms have been reserved at the Grand Hyatt Denver for the nights of the 8th through the 13th of November at a rate of $199 per night for a single or double.
If you have questions about the program or submitting a paper/poster or session proposal, or experience any difficulties, contact the 2010 Program Chair, Neil Reid, phone: 419-530-3593; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. All other questions about the conference can be directed to the 2010 Local Arrangements Chair: John Leatherman, phone: 785-532-4492; e-mail: email@example.com. For sponsorship, exhibitor spaces, and overall arrangements, contact Jean-Claude Thill at NARSCouncil@uncc.edu.
Office of Local Government - Department of Agricultural Economics Kansas State University - 331G Waters Hall - Manhattan, KS 66506-4026
Phone: 785-532-4492 - Fax: 785-532-6925
The 2009 ISI Impact Factor data has been released and I am delighted to report that the Impact Factor for Papers in Regional Science has increased from 1.259 to 1.397. Also the 5-year impact factor went up from 1.295 to 1.767.
Jouke van Dijk
The 2010 Martin Beckmann Award for the best article published in 2009 in Papers in Regional Science is awarded to the article "Spatial interaction modelling of cross-region R&D collaborations: empirical evidence from the 5th EU framework programme", by Thomas Scherngell and Michael J. Barber,
Volume 88, Issue 3, 2009.
The Award carries a cash prize of the equivalent of 500 pounds sterling and this will be awarded during the ERSA 2010 Congress in Jönköping.
RSAI is delighted to announce the following have been elected as Fellows from 2010
Paul Krugman, Princeton University Diego Puga, Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies Aura Reggiani, University of Bologna Robert Stimson, University of Queensland Gerald Carlino, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Richard Morrill, University of Washington Michael Sonis, Bar-Ilan University David Plane, University of Arizona Eric Verhoef, University of Amsterdam Henk Folmer, Wageningen and Groningen Universities
AQR-IREA is pleased to announce the 2010 Barcelona Workshop on Regional and Urban Economics that will be held the 9th and 10th of September 2010 at the University of Barcelona.
This year’s workshop will focus on the discussion of up-to-date methods and tools for the empirical testing of theories in regional and urban economics. Distinguished scholars will present the results of their recent research in three areas:
(1) Spatial econometrics,
(2) Panel data analysis, and
(3) Applications with micro-data.
The lectures of the Workshop will be given by Badi Baltagi (Syracuse University), Uwe Blien (University of Bamberg), Paul Elhorst (Groningen University), Julie LeGallo (Université de Franche-Comté, CRESE), Stefano Magrini (Università degli Studi di Venezia "Ca’ Foscari"), Henry Overman (London School of Economics), and Peter Pedroni ( Williams College).
For further information and free registration, please visit the workshop website
or send an email.
We look forward for your participation at the Workshop!
AQR Research Group
University of Barcelona
The next winter seminar of the German Speaking Section of the ERSA will take place February 26th – March 5th, 2011 in Neukirchen am Großvenediger (Austria).
International scientists are cordially invited to participate. In order to strengthen the cooperation within the European RSA some sections intend to give financial assis- tance for the participation.
Typically, three or four papers per day are presented and discussed at the winter seminar.For each paper 75 minutes (including discussion) are reserved. Papers may be presented in German or English. No written version of the paper is needed in ad- vance. However, all papers may be published in the following „Seminarberichte” (se- minar reports) which will appear in fall 2011.
Accom- modation will be at the “Hotel Kammerlander” in Neukirchen am Großvenediger.
GERMAN SPEAKING SECTION, EUROPEAN REGIONAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION
Uwe Blien, president
c/o Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB) Regensburger Str. 104 90478 Nürnberg Germany Tel.: +49 (0)911/ 179-2128 Fax: +49 (0)911/ 179-3297 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org oder email@example.com