ERSA Monthly E-news – December 2023

ERSA Monthly E-news – December 2023

22 December 2023 – Nr 11/23

The issue includes:


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

Dear Members of ERSA, dear Colleagues,


I would like to start my last monthly e-news by saying Thank you.

Thank you for the confidence and trust you have shown in me. It has been a privilege and honour to serve ERSA.

Next week I will send you a letter summarizing the actions and achievements during my five-year mandate.

Today I invite you to take note of the very interesting information regarding ERSA and the sections’ activities.

Merry Holiday Season and a prosperous New Year to all!


With best wishes,


André Torre, ERSA President


Now Confirmed

5 Keynote Speakers


«The Multi-Level Governance of Disaster-Risk Management»

Call for Special Sessions Deadline: 4 January 2024 SUBMIT NOW
Call for Abstracts (and) Papers Deadline: 30 January 2024 SUBMIT NOW

Sections’ Events

New on the agenda

Last day!

French Speaking Section: 60th ASRDLF Congress

Territories, Creativity & Innovation

26-28 June 2024, Strasbourg, France

Special Session deadline: 22 December 2023


Croatian Section: 5th Summer School

Regional Development, Policy and Practice

1-5 July 2024, Split, Croatia

Early bird application deadline: 15 April 2024


British and Irish Section: 50th Annual Conference

9-11 July 2024, Bristol, United Kingdom

Submissions deadline: 14 February 2024


Italian Section: XLV AISRe Annual Scientific Conference

Cities and Regions in the Digital Era and the Challenge of the Transition Towards the Circular Economy

4-6 September 2024, Turin, Italy

Organised sessions deadline: 31 January 2024

Individual papers deadline: 29 February 2024


Call for awards

  • Two Best PhD Dissertation Awards, application deadline: 26 April 2024
  • AISRe Young Author Best Paper Award, submission deadline: 20 May 2024


See all upcoming Events

Journal News

Spatial Economic Analysis

New developments in spatial econometric modelling

Just published!


Katarzyna Kopczewska & Paul Elhorst


Revue D’économie Régionale & Urbaine (RERU), Journal of Regional and Urban Economics

Thematic day on Sustainable development and its territorial registration: Managerial analyzes, followed by a Special Issue

28 May 2024, University of Caen, France

Pre-selection of potential contributions: Early April 2024

Full papers deadline: 29 March 2024

Guest editors:

Bruno Drouot, Isabelle Robert, Jean Bonnet,

Marcus Dejardin.


Papers in Regional Science – PiRS

Just published in PiRS!

Volume 102, Issue 6

Pages: 1065-1237

December 2023


More on ongoing journals’ calls

ERSA-RSAI Members Publish

Advanced Introduction to Regional and Urban Economics


Roberta Capello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Edward Elgar Publishing 2023

About the book

Expertly crafted and interdisciplinary in scope, Roberta Capello’s Advanced Introduction navigates the extensive discipline of regional and urban economics. Adopting a diachronic perspective, She explores the evolution of various theoretical approaches and novelties, covering theories of location, regional growth, and local development, whilst explaining the many ways in which space influences economic activity.


Handbook of Innovation and Regulation


Pontus Braunerhjelm, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Martin Andersson, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden, President of ERSA Nordic

Knut Blind, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Johan E. Eklund, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

Edward Elgar Publishing 2023

About the book

The Handbook of Innovation and Regulation embraces some of the key policy areas such as the regulation of markets, critical sectors, and global and regional aspects, focussing particularly on those regulations which target innovation. Reviewing these often interconnected policy areas in terms of both macroeconomic and microeconomic issues, this Handbook expertly studies how regulations in differing fields can affect innovative activities. By placing innovation centre stage, the contributors emphasise the direct and indirect effects of imposed regulations. Further, they illustrate the critically important overall impact of innovation to make firms competitive, promote economic growth and increase societal welfare.


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

  • PhD Position in Sustainable Rural-Urban (RURBAN) Futures, University of Twente, the Netherlands. Application deadline: 8 January 2024.
  • Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Economics, University of Bristol, UK. Application deadline: 8 January 2024.
  • Research Assistant, Programme on Innovation and Diffusion (POID), LSE, UK. Application deadline: 31 January 2024.
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