EIB – ERSA Prize rules

Bank of investmentThe EIB – European Prize in Regional Science is created to recognize outstanding regional scientists at the European level and to increase the image of ERSA in the scientific world. The EIB – European Prize in Regional Science can be awarded each year to a distinguished European regional scientist.

ERSA gives the award (diploma) based on the recommendation of an independent jury. The independence of the jury is essential to help assure that the jury is objective and that it works to serve the best interests of regional science.

The jury operates in full agreement with the principles, practices and procedures described below:

1° Each year the jury can propose a European Laureate.

1.1. A consultation of regional scientists, from all over the world, is made under the authority of the President of the jury. During the consultation regional scientists are asked to propose the name of a living European regional scientist, who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of regional science.

1.2. The names proposed during the consultation are sent to the President. Using an ‘approval voting’ procedure, the jury chooses the laureate from the candidates proposed during the consultation. The President cannot propose names. In the case of a tie, the President has the casting vote.

2° The jury will be selected from the world wide regional science community.

2.1. The jury will have six members, including the President: four from Europe; one from The Americas, and one from the rest of the world.

2.2. Jury members serve at most for a three year period. The initial geographic distribution (see 2.1) will be maintained when replacements are selected.

2.3. Jury members are not eligible for the prize.

3° The laureate will be selected by the jury.

3.1. Among the attributes to be considered when selecting a laureate are : publication record, service to regional science, academic and corporate policy making experience.

4° The jury is managed by the president of the jury.

4.1. The president of the jury is elected by the members of the jury for a period of three years. The President is the last member of the original jury to rotate off the jury.

4.2. During his/her three year term (not renewable), the President is in charge of the presentation of the laureate at the ERSA annual meeting and the President shall be charged with managing all official dealings with the media.

4.3. The President of the jury is expected to keep the ERSA Council and the R.S.A.I. Executive Director fully informed of the jury activities.

4.4. The president will be responsible for setting the dates and venues of the jury meetings. These decisions will be fully articulated with the activities of the ERSA and the RSAI.

EIB – ERSA Prize winners

2015 – Prize Winner

Professor Jan Oosterhaven (The Netherlands)

EIB-ERSA Prize 2015EIB-ERSA Prize in Regional Science 2015 is awarded to Professor Jan Oosterhaven, Professor of Spatial Economics at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.

The prize is awarded for his scientific achievements in interregional input-output analysis, regional economic modelling, assessing economic impacts of infrastructure, and the evaluation of regional and urban policies.

The EIB-ERSA Prize in Regional Science recognizes the outstanding contributions of scholars to the advancement in regional science and in related spatial area studies.

The EIB-ERSA Prize in Regional Science is awarded on the recommendation of an independent jury of six eminent regional scientists, four from Europe, one from the Americas and one from the rest of the world.

The awarding ceremony is scheduled to take place on the closing ceremony of the ERSA Congress 2015 in Lisbon (Portugal).

2014 – Prize Winner

EIB-ERSA Prize 2014Professor Raymond Florax (USA & The Netherlands)

The 2014 European Investment Bank (EIB)-European Prize in Regional Science is awarded to Professor Raymond Florax, who has degrees in economics and sociology, and is a professor at the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, (USA). As well as, a part-time association with the Department of Spatial Economics at the VU University Amsterdam.

The EIB-ERSA Prize in Regional Science recognizes the outstanding contributions of scholars to the advancement in regional science and in related spatial area studies.

The EIB-ERSA Prize in Regional Science is awarded on the recommendation of an independent jury of six eminent regional scientists, four from Europe, one from the Americas and one from the rest of the world.

The awarding ceremony took place on the closing ceremony of the ERSA Congress 2014 in St Petersburg (Russia).

2013 – Prize Winner

EIB-ERSA Prize 2013Professor Börje Johansson (Sweden)

The 2013 European Investment Bank (EIB)-European Prize in Regional Science is awarded to Professor Börje Johansson, who is a Professor of Economics at the Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) and guest professor at the division of Economics at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (KTH). At the same place he is also director of CESIS, Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, sharing his time between KTH and JIBS.

The EIB-ERSA Prize in Regional Science recognizes the outstanding contributions of scholars to the advancement in regional science and in related spatial area studies.

The EIB-ERSA Prize in Regional Science is awarded on the recommendation of an independent jury of six eminent regional scientists, four from Europe, one from the Americas and one from the rest of the world.

The awarding ceremony took place on the closing ceremony of the ERSA Congress 2013 in Palermo (Italy).

2012 – Prize Winner

EIB-ERSA Prize 2012Professor Manfred M. Fischer (Austria)

The 2012 European Investment Bank (EIB)-European Prize in Regional Science is awarded to Professor Manfred M. Fischer, who is a Professor of Economic Geography at Vienna University of Economics and Business, for his contributions to among others Spatial Economics – Theory, Econometrics and Empirics.

The EIB-ERSA Prize in Regional Science recognizes the outstanding contributions of scholars to the advancement in regional science and in related spatial area studies.

The EIB-ERSA Prize in Regional Science is awarded on the recommendation of an independent jury of six eminent regional scientists, four from Europe, one from the Americas and one from the rest of the world.

The awarding ceremony took place on the closing ceremony of the ERSA Congress 2012 in Bratislava (Slovakia).

2011 – Prize Winner

EIB-ERSA Prize 2011Professor Piet Rietveld (Holland)

The 2011 European Investment Bank (EIB)-European Prize in Regional Science will be awarded to Piet Rietveld, Professor in transport economics at the Faculty of Economics, VU University, Amsterdam, for his contributions to among others transportation modeling, risk and cost benefit analysis and the role of transport infrastructure and amenities in a spatial economy.

The European Investment Bank (EIB)-European Prize in Regional Science recognizes the outstanding contributions of scholars to the advancement in regional science and in related spatial area studies.

The EIB-European Prize in Regional Science is awarded on the recommendation of an independent jury of six eminent regional scientists, four from Europe, one from the Americas and one from the rest of the world.

The EIB-European Prizes in Regional Science were awarded since 2003. Prize winners were Roberto Camagni, Peter Nijkamp, Jean Paelinck, Ake Andersson, Martin Beckmann, Jacques Thisse, Tony Venables and Paul Cheshire.

The awarding ceremony will take place in August 2011 at the ERSA annual Congress in Barcelona (Spain).

2010 – Prize Winner

EIB-ERSA Prize 2010Professor Roberto Camagni (Italy)

The 2010 European Investment Bank (EIB)-European Prize in Regional Science will be awarded to Roberto Camagni, Professor of Urban Economics and of Assessment of urban transformations, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy, for his contributions to among others the economics of innovation, and European regional development policy.

The European Investment Bank (EIB)-European Prize in Regional Science recognizes the outstanding contributions of scholars to the advancement in regional science and in related spatial area studies. The EIB-European Prize in Regional Science is awarded on the recommendation of an independent jury of six eminent regional scientists, four from Europe, one from the Americas and one from the rest of the world

The EIB-European Prizes in Regional Science were awarded since 2003. Prize winners were Peter Nijkamp, Jean Paelinck, Ake Andersson, Martin Beckmann, Jacques Thisse, Tony Venables and Paul Cheshire.

The awarding ceremony will take place in August 2010 at the ERSA annual Congress in Jönköping (Sweden).

2009 – Prize Winner

EIB-ERSA Prize 2009Professor Paul Cheshire (England)

The European Investment Bank (EIB)- European Prize in Regional Science was created to recognize the outstanding contribution of scholars to the advancement in regional science and in related spatial area studies. The EIB-European Prize in Regional Science is awarded on the recommendation of an independent jury of six eminent regional scientists, four from Europe, one from the Americas and one from the rest of the world.

The European Prizes in Regional Science were awarded since 2003. Prize winners were Peter Nijkamp, Jean Paelinck, Ake Andersson, Martin Beckmann, Jacques Thisse and Tony Venables.

The jury has decided that the 2009 prize will be awarded to Paul Cheshire, Professor Emeritus of Economic Geography, at LSE, London, for his contributions to among others the economics of land markets, and European urban and regional development.

The awarding ceremony took place in August 2009 at the ERSA annual Congress in Lodz (Poland).

More:
  • 2008 Winner – Professor Tony Venables (England)
  • 2007 Winner – Professor Jacques Thisse (Belgium)
  • 2006 Winner – Professor Martin Beckmann (Germany)
  • 2005 Winner – Professor Ake F. Andersson (Sweden)
  • 2003 Winner – Professor Jean Paelinck (The Netherlands)
  • 2002 Winner – Professor Peter Nijkamp (The Netherlands)