ERSA Monthly E-news – November 2023

ERSA Monthly E-news – November 2023

30 November 2023 – Nr 10/23

The issue includes:

  • ERSA2024 Congress
  • Internal Communication
  • New on ERSA Sections’ Agendas
  • Journal news: Issues and ongoing calls
  • Members publish
  • Vacancies

Dear Members of ERSA, dear Colleagues,


I hope that you’re well.

At this moment of the year ERSA together with the LOC are joining efforts with the preparation of ERSA2024 Congress edition. The Call for Special Sessions is ongoing and the good news is that we have just decided to postpone the call until the beginning of year.

I wish you a good reading of this newsletter including many opportunities of learning from oustanding scientific articles or books recently issued.


With best wishes,


André Torre, ERSA President

Call for Special Session

Good news!

Extended Deadline until

4 January 2024

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to have your Special Session topic on the Agenda of

ERSA Congress !

Propose a Special Session NOW!

Internal Communication

Recently elected Presidents

in ERSA Sections

President-elect for the Polish Section

On 30 October 2023, the General Assembly of the Polish Section reelected Artur Ochojski as the President for the 2nd term: 2023-2025


President-elect for the Hungarian Section

On 2 November, the General Assembly of the Hungarian Section (MRTT) elected Ilona Pálné Kovács as their new President for the term 2023-2027.


Congratulations! We wish you and your respective board full success!

New RSAI Councillors-at-large from ERSA elected

Katarzyna Kopczewska (Polish Section) and Camilla Lenzi (Aisre, Italian Section) have been elected Councillors at large in the RSAI Council. They will start their 3-year-term on 1 January 2024. read more

Our best congratulations and every success in your tasks.

Sections’ Events

New on the agenda

Last day!

French Speaking Section: Doctoral Student Conference 2024 of ASRDLF

8-9 February 2024, Tours, France

Submission Deadline: 30 November 2023


German Speaking Section: Winter Seminar 2024 of the GfR

17-24 February 2024, Vill-Igls, Austria


For young scientists: The Seminar programme will include a lecture on Scientific writing and possiblity for a poster presentation.

Download the Call

Other Events

Launch of the “2023 Report on the quality of life in European cities” Event

12 December 2023, Brussels & online


Registration is free but mandatory.

Deadline: 8 December 2023


XVIII World Conference of Spatial Econometrics Association (A tribute to Jean Paelinck)

Spatial Econometrics: Past and future 50 years

24-25 June 2024, Groningen, Netherlands

Registration is free but mandatory.

Abstract Submission Deadline:

31 January 2024

Full paper submission deadline for young researchers for Jean Paelinck Prize:

1 May 2024 more

See all upcoming Events

Journal News

Calls and publications

Review of Regional Research (RRR)

Call for Papers – Special Issue on Structural and transformative change as central challenges for regional development

Guest editors:

Knut Koschatzky & Hendrik Hansmeier, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Karlsruhe, Germany

Full papers deadline: 30 April 2024

read more

Papers in Regional Science – PiRS

Just published in PiRS!

The European regions in the global value chains: New results with new data

Authors: Miguel Ángel Almazán-Gómez, Carlos Llano, Julián Pérez, Giovanni Mandras

read more


Just published in REGION!

Quantifying the Circular Economy in European Regions: a Bridge towards Smart Specialisation?

Authors: Mirko Kruse, University of Bremen & Jan Wedemeier, Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI)

read more

Revue D’économie Régionale & Urbaine (RERU)

Issue 2023/4 (October).

Short circuits, Bikes vs Cars, Maritime Transport, School success, Domestic Gas

Editor: Armand Colin

read more

Regional Science Policy & Practice (RSPP)


Latest article in RSPP, Pages 1669-1671 on:

COVID‐19, cities and regions: Is it merely short term or has it changed our cities and regions forever?

Authors: Sumana Bandyopadhyay & Kala Seetharam Sridhar

read more

More on Ongoing Journals’ calls

ERSA-RSAI Members Publish

Assessing the Social Impact of Immigration in Europe

Renegotiating Remoteness


Jussi P. Laine, University of Eastern Finland

Daniel Rauhut, Institute for Applied Research of Ageing, Austria

Marika Gruber, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria

Edward Elgar Publishing 2023

About the book

Focusing on the social impact of migration, this book explores migration as an inevitable part of rural development and transition in light of the sharp political divides in European and national political arenas on the topic. It provides an innovative immigration impact assessment based on recently conducted empirical work to enhance local development in European rural and remote regions, looking to promote change in the perception of migration and related policies and practices.

read more

Rethinking Clusters

Towards a New Research Agenda for Cluster Research


Luciana Lazzeretti, Francesco Capone, Annalisa Caloffi,University of Florence, Italy

Silvia Rita Sedita, University of Padova, Italy

Routledge 2023

About the book

The aim of this book is to fill this gap by identifying and discussing the main research topics that populate the current scientific debate and highlight the emergent lines of research that will constitute the future research agenda.

read more

Regional Policy

Theory and Practice


Ugo Fratesi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Routledge 2023

About the book

This textbook provides comprehensive and systematic coverage of regional policy, dealing with core theories and looking at contemporary challenges in practice, addressing regional policy across the world. With its broad coverage of the subject, Regional Policy: Theory and Practice will prove a valuable resource for advanced students, researchers and practitioners in regional policy, regional economics, economic geography, planning and public policy.

read more

New publications to share?

Your are member of the ERSA Community and you have recently published a book, grasp this opportunity to inform us about it. We are looking for

· Books published in 2023

· Preferably written in English

Send an email to

  • Post-doctoral position in applied economics, Sciences Po Toulouse, France, Chaire UNESCO Bernard Maris. Application deadline: 30 November 2023
  • Postdoc in Economics, Jönköping International Business School. Application deadline: 1 December 2023
  • 9 Post-Doc Position (Social Science) at GSSI, Italy. Application deadline: 12 December 2023
  • PhD Positions in Management with full funding, INSEAD, France. Application deadline: 1 January 2024
  • Senior Lecturer, University of Sheffield – Department of Economics. Application deadline: 12 January 2024
read more

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