Keynote Speakers & Round Tables
ERSA 2012 Keynote Speakers and Round Tables
(Preliminary information - last update 5 January 2012)
- Ann Markusen, professor, is the director of the Institute’s Project on Regional and Industrial Economics at Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Before joining the Humphrey School, Markusen was State of New Jersey Professor of Urban Planning and Policy Development at Rutgers University.
- Currently, her research focuses on occupational approaches to regional development and on artists and cultural activity as regional economic stimulants.
- She won the McCoy Award from the American Collegiate Schools of Planning in 2005 and the Prestigious Alonso Prize in regional science in 2006.
- Markusen holds doctorate and master degrees in economics from Michigan State University and an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.
James P. LeSage
- Professor at Texas State University - San Marcos, Department of Finance and Economics, McCoy College of Business Administration since 2006. Before he has lectured at University of Toledo, Economics Department.
- His research interest focuses on spatial statistical modeling, Bayesian spatial econometrics and application of Bayesian methods to regional and urban econometric modeling.
- He holds doctorate degree in economics form Boston College and master degree in economics from University of Toledo.
Johannes Bröcker (German school of regional science)
- Full professor, Chair in International and Regional Economics, University of Kiel, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, since 2000. Before joining the department of economics at University of Kiel, he has lectured macroeconomics and regional science at the University of Dresden for eight years.
- His research interest focuses on spatial economics, economic integration, and transport economics.
- He holds doctorate and habitation degrees in economics from University of Kiel, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences.
- Peter Nijkamp is full professor in regional and urban economics and in economic geography at the Faculty of Economics, Free University, Amsterdam.
- His main research interests cover quantitative plan evaluation, regional and urban modelling, multicriteria analysis, transport systems analysis, mathematical systems modelling, technological innovation, entrepreneurship, environmental and resource management and sustainable development.
- He is member of editorial/advisory boards of more than 30 journals. He has been visiting professor in many universities all over the world. According to the RePec list he belongs to the top-30 of well-known economists worldwide. He is past president of the European Regional Science Association and of the Regional Science Association International. In 1996, he was awarded the most prestigious scientific prize in the Netherlands, the Spinoza award.
- He holds doctorate degree in Regional Economics from Erasmus University, Rotterdam.
Round Table Events
- Regional & Urban Development in an Aging Europe
led by the European Investment Bank (EIB)
- Evolutionary Economic Geography, new wine in new bottles?.
led by Ron Boschma, Full Professor in Regional Economics at the Department of Economic Geography at the Faculty of Geosciences, University of Utrecht, Netherlands. Director of the Urban and Regional Research Centre Utrecht