Spatial Aspects of Entrepreneurship, Social Capital, and Wellbeing
Thursday, November 2, 2017
1.30pm to 4.30pm
Aras na Laoi, Room G26
University College Cork
The British and Irish Section will host the 58th Annual Congress of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA) in August 2018 in University College Cork. This is the largest regional science conference in the world and will bring close to 900 regional scientists to Cork. A series of workshops on important themes for the conference will take place in advance of the deadline for abstract submissions.
The first of these will take place in UCC and brings together leading researchers in the regional science and spatial aspects of wellbeing to share and discuss their work.
The workshop is open to everyone to attend and we look forward to seeing you there. If you would like to know more about ERSA in Cork in 2018 you can check the ERSA website, the Congress website, and/or follow us on Twitter and Facebook for regular updates. You can also contact the Chair of the Local Organising Committee, Declan Jordan.
The call for special sessions is currently open and more details are available here.
1.30pm Opening remarks and welcome
1.35pm Richard Rijnks, University of Groningen
“The Value of a Happy Home”
2.05pm Marta Zieba, University of Limerick
“What impact did the Great Recession have on the social norm to work? New evidence from panel data at the regional, local, and friend-group levels”
2.35pm Maria Abreu, University of Cambridge
“Feeling good? Household heterogeneity and spatial variations in entrepreneurial wellbeing”
3.05pm Coffee break
3.20pm Frank Crowley and Edel Walsh, University College Cork
“The importance of social capital for life satisfaction in European Regions”
3.50pm Finbarr Brereton, University College Dublin
“Spatial variation in Life Satisfaction”
Supported by the Department of Economics, Cork University Business School
Job advertisement - there is a vacancy for a full professor of Economic Geography (1,0 fte) at the University of Groningen, Faculty of Spatial Sciences Department of Economic Geography.
Details of the position are available here.
The Moss Madden Memorial Medal is awarded each year to the member(s) of the Section who author the best article on regional science published in a particular calendar year.
The Medal for 2015 has been awarded to Eoin O'Leary and Don Webber for their paper The role of structural change in European regional productivity growth, published in Regional Studies (vol 49.9: pages 1548-60). The paper is available here. Dr Eoin O'Leary is a Senior Lecturer in Economics in University College Cork. Prof Don Webber is Professor of Applied Economics at the University of the West of England.
Professor Eoin O'Leary Receiving the Moss Madden Medel
Professor Eoin O’Leary (School of Economics) won the Moss Madden Memorial Medal for the best research paper on regional science published by a member of the Regional Science Association International (British and Irish Section) in 2015. Eoin co-authored the paper which was published in ‘Regional Studies’, with Professor Don Webber from University of the West of England. In the picture Eoin is being presented with the medal by Professor Kim Swales, Emeritus Professor, Strathclyde University, Scotland who chairs the committee of the association that awards this prestigious prize.
The Regional Studies Association, in conjunction with the Regional Science Association International, British and Irish Section publish the journal – Spatial Economic Analysis. The Publications Committee for the journal is comprised of members of both organisations. The current Editor In Chief, Professor Bernard Fingleton will soon retire from his role and a new Editor is sought.
Spatial Economic Analysis currently publishes quarterly and is in its 10th Volume in 2015. A new editor is sought to take up post in the autumn of 2015 working on Volume 11 of the journal.
The announcement below is currently being publicised.
Those interested can obtain further information below and to draw attention to the post among colleagues.
SEA - Call for Editor in Chief
Editorial and Production Procedures
Spatial Economic Analysis is a pioneering economics journal dedicated to the development of theory and methods in spatial economics, published by two of the world's leading learned societies in the analysis of spatial economics, the Regional Studies Association and the British and Irish Section of the Regional Science Association International.
The Managing Editor Professor Bernard Fingleton discusses the journal and the field of spatial econometric innovations in more detail in an exclusive video. He also provides top tips to aspiring authors. Watch the video today!
As well as the video there is also a call for abstracts available here.
Workshop on Regional Economic Development to mark the retirement of Professor Kim Swales - 17 January 2014
Workshop on Regional Economic Development to mark the retirement of