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Revenge of the Places that Don't Matter

From: 13 Jun 2018 - 17:00 To: 13 Jun 2018 - 18:30

Revenge of the Places that Don't Matter

The Spatial and Regional Economics Research Centre will be launched by Professor Andres Rodriguez-Pose, Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics. His will present a paper called "The Revenge of Places that Don't Matter", in which he will argue for the importance of place-sensitive policies in the context of growing discontent and populism. Reception to follow.

The Spatial and Regional Economics Research Centre (SRERC) arises from the extensive experience and research expertise in regional science developed by a cluster of staff in the Department of Economics, University College Cork. The Centre operates on the philosophy of research excellence and policy relevance. The Centre focuses on three central themes; Spatial economic analysis, Spatial analysis of Innovation and Firm Growth, and City and Regional Economics.

The Centre will be launched by Professor Andres Rodriguez-Pose, Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics. His will present a paper called "The Revenge of Places that Don't Matter", in which he will argue for the importance of place-sensitive policies in the context of growing discontent and populism.

The lecture will be followed by reception to follow in Café Oasis in Aras na MacLeinn at 6.15pm

Date Wednesday 13th June 2018
Time 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Venue

O'Rahilly Building G.27, College Road, University College Cork

Reception to follow in Aras na Mac Leinn at 6:15pm.

Title

Professor Andres Rodriguez-Pose’s lecture will argue for place-based policies in the context of rising inequality, marginalisation, and exclusion which has prompted the emergence of populism.

Bookings

There is no charge but pre-booking is required. Please book your tickets here.

Professor Rodriguez-Pose is the immediate Past President of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI). He served as Vice-President of the RSAI in 2014 and has alose been Vice-President and Secretary of the European Rgional Science Association (ERSA). He is a regular advisor to numerous international organisations, including the European Commission, the European Investment Bank, the World Bank, the Cities Alliance, the OECD, the International Labour Organisation, the Food and Agriculture Organisation, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Development Bank of Latin America.

He is editor of Economic Geograohy and sits on the editorial board of 33 other journals, including many of the leading international journals in economic geographym human geograohym regional science, and managment. He is a former holder of a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant and the only social scientist to have been awarded the Royal Society-Wolfson Research Merit Award.