2019 års Regional Science Lecture hålls av den tidigare presidenten för Regional Science Association International, professor Andrés Rodriguez-Posé (Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics). Under föreläsningen kommer han diskutera orsakerna till den växande politiska populismen runt om i Europa och argumentera för hur bättre och mer regionalt anpassad policy skulle kunna vända denna negativa trend.
Föreläsningen hålls på engelska. Den engelska titeln på föreläsningen är: The geography of EU discontent and the revenge of the places that “don’t matter”.
Andrés Rodriguez-Posé is professor of economic geography. He has a long track record of research in regional growth and inequality, fiscal and political decentralization, institutions, regional innovation, migration, and development policies and strategies. His research is widely cited in academic circles and has also been frequently used by policy- and decision-makers. In his areas of expertise, he is a regular advisor to several Directorates of the European Commission, the European Investment Bank, the World Bank, the Cities Alliance, the OECD, the International Labour Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Development Bank of Latin America, among others. He was awarded the 2018 ERSA Prize in Regional Science, arguably the highest prize in regional science, and has been a holder of a ERC Advanced Grant and as the first social scientist he was awarded the Royal Society-Wolfson Research Merit Award. Other past academic prizes include a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship, a Philip Leverhulme Prize, and a Royal Geographical Society Gill Memorial Award. The latter two were awarded for his contribution to the understanding of regional disparities and development. He is the author of over 180 peer-review articles and several books, acts as editor of Economic Geography, and sits on the editorial board of 33 other scholarly journals, including many of the leading international journals in economic geography, human geography, regional science, and management.
Professor Andrés Rodriguez-Pos.