ISSUE n°46
April 2010

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that in March 2010, ERSA is in the Top RePEc Series by Abstract Views, with 18,403 abstracts views. ERSA holds the 11th position. That is good news for ERSA congress delegates’ scientific visibility.
To see the ranking . More information on RePEc


ERSA team

ERSA ACTIVITIES – P. McCann, Jonkoping Congress…
MEMBERS IN ACTION – German Speaking section has a new board, ASRDLF get a brand new website, AECR and Portuguese section …
NEWS – Prizes, RSAI Fellows …
AGENDA – full of events


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, FabriAISRe_book_imagezio 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.

The Jonkoping team has made available booking forms for Post-congress tours, accompanying person’s program and hotel reservations.

Post-congress 2010 photoAccompanying program 2010 photo1. Post-congress tours & Accompanying person’s program for you and your family. 

2. Hotel reservations where you will find a detailed list of hotels to choose from. Please book your hotel room well in advance (limited number), as there is no guarantee after July 1st, 2010.



Weather forecast in August in Jonkoping

The optimistic organizers predict good sunshine for the whole congress period! However, they may partly be wrong and wish to inform the participants, that even if one does not expect snow to fall, the temperature may vary. August is usually a warm month by Scandinavian standards meaning that it can be anything between +12 and +25 °C. In other words, a good wind/rain jacket, a sweater, as well as summer clothes may be good to bring in the luggage.

Register to the ERSA 2010 Congress
to benefit from the EARLY preferential fees

Until May 31st, early fees are applied when registering to the ERSA 2010 Congress. To register click HERE. For more information on fee levels.

Organisers of the 49th European Congress of the RSAI are planting trees

Lodz planting trees

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. Further details HERE.

ERSA sections activities

Prof. Dr. Uwe Blien new German Speaking Section President

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. (…)

ASRDLF launch a new website

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 (…)

XXXVI Regional Studies Meeting (AECR) / 7th Workshop (APDR) – "THE FUTURE OF THE COHESION POLICY"

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).


2010 RSAI Fellows elected

RSAI is delighted to announce that the following have been elected as Fellows in 2010:  Paul Krugman (Princeton University), Diego Puga (Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies), Aura Reggiani (University of Bologna), (…)

RSAI Newsletter is now online!

RSAI newsletter is now freely accessible at

ESPON Call for Proposals

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 (…)

(French speaking Prize) – Prix Institut CEDIMES (Centre d’études du développement international et des mouvements économiques et sociaux)

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 (…)

2010 Martin Beckmann Award

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 (…)

August Lösch Prize 2010

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 (…)

Regional science in Groningen

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 (…)


57th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International

November 2010 – Dear Friends 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 (…)

French speaking symposium: INRA-FNCIVAM Colloque National Circuits Courts Alimentaires 5 et 6 mai 2010 AgroParisTech

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 – (…)

ESPON Info Day on New Calls and Partner Café – May 18th, 2010 – Brussels

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 (…)

Summer School on Developments in Economic Growth Analysis

"Human Capital and Economic Growth" Rimini Campus of the University of Bologna on May 31st – June 13th, 2010 Further information in this (…)

Final Call for papers – IVth World Conference of the Spatial Econometrics Association

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 (…)


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 (…)

The 2010 Institute on Computational Economics (ICE10)

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. (…)

Call for papers – DIME-workshop: "Industrial Dynamics and Economic Geography"

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. (…)

Call for papers – Which regions benefit from emerging new industries? Evidence from photovoltaic and other high-tech industries

When? September 30th – 1st October 2010 Where? Halle (Saale), Germany Organisation Committee: Jutta Günther (IWH Halle), Uwe Cantner (FSU Jena), Holger Graf (FSU Jena), Matthias Brachert (…)

Call for Papers: 3rd Halle Forum on Urban Economic Growth: Cooperation between firms and municipalities as drivers of regional economic growth? Theoretical approaches and empirical evidence

Deadline for abstracts: 15 May 2010 Location: Halle an der Saale, Germany Dates: From 2 to 3 December, 2010 Contact details: The (…)

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