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30 May 2019

China: An Economic powerhouse that depends on the Rest of The World

Authors Steven Brakman is Professor of International Economics at the University of Groningen and Charles van Marrewijk is Professor of International Macroeconomics at Utrecht University, both in The Netherlands. The authors have worked together for about three decades and published […]

13 May 2019

Regional patterns in ‘global’ inter-city connections

Ben Derudder is Professor of Urban Geography at Ghent University’s Department of Geography and an Associate Director of the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) research network. He is one of the editors of Regional Studies, and will be a plenary […]

30 Apr 2019

President’s Address 2017: Towards a Public Mission for Regional Studies

The following is an extract from the RSA 2017 Presidential Address. Professor Ron Martin, President of RSA, is Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Cambridge. His main research interests include the geographies of labour markets; regional development and competitiveness; […]

16 Apr 2019

Climate Resilience in Boston and the Threat of Green Speculation

Isabelle Anguelovski is Director of BCNUEJ, an ICREA Research Professor, a Senior Researcher and Principal Investigator at ICTA and coordinator of the research group Healthy Cities and Environmental Justice at IMIM. She is a plenary panelist speaker during the 2019 […]

2 Apr 2019

What we talk about when we talk about depopulation

Rachel Franklin is Professor of Geographical Analysis in the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) and the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University, and is a plenary speaker for the 2019 RSA Annual Conference. Her […]

28 Mar 2019

Gender bias in peer review – Opening up the black box II

In their previous post, Alex Holmes and Sally Hardy examined the results of research undertaken by the Regional Studies Association on the relationship between author gender and peer review outcomes in their flagship journal Regional Studies. Digging deeper into these findings, in this post, they assess […]

22 Mar 2019

Three Imaginaries of The Urban Now

John Rennie Short is a Professor in the School of Public Policy. He is author of 48 books, and many papers in a range of academic journals His work is translated into Chinese, Czech, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. His essays […]

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