Professor Roberta Capello (Politecnico di Milano) is awarded the ERSA Prize in Regional Science 2017

The ERSA Prize in Regional Science 2017 has been awarded to Professor Roberta Capello, full Professor of Regional Economics at Politecnico di Milano, School of Architecture, Urban Planning and Construction Engineering, Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering.

This € 5.000 price awards Professor Roberta Capello’s scientific achievements in urban and regional economics, in particular her work on spatial spillovers and externalities from innovations, knowledge creation and the impacts on urban and regional growth. As an author, Professor Roberta Capello has made a tremendous impact in the field of regional science with her textbook in regional economics, Routledge (2007), and her several books and papers published in refereed journals. The jury acknowledges her outstanding and prolific contributions to the advancement of regional science.

The Jury furthermore praises her dedicated service to the regional science community, among others as Editor-in-Chief of Papers in Regional Science, coeditor of Letters in Spatial and Resource Science and as President of the Regional Science Association International (from 2009 to 2010). She is also member of the scientific board of the Annals of Regional Science, past executive director of the Italian Section of the Regional Science Association International, and past treasurer of the European Regional Science Association.

The awarding ceremony will take place on Friday September 1st during the Closing Ceremony of the ERSA Congress, which is taking place from 29th August to 1st September 2017 in Groningen (The Netherlands).

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