ERSA Prize in Regional Science

The ERSA Prizes 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 Prize in Regional Science can be awarded each year to a distinguished European regional scientist.

ERSA gives the award 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 European Prizes in Regional Science were awarded since 2003.  From 2009-2016, the Prize was sponsored by EIB.

The prize money is 5.000 euros.

For more details regarding the selection of candidates please click on ERSA Prize rules .

Prize Winners

2017 – ERSA Prize Winner

Professor Roberta Capello (Italy)

roberta2017This year’s 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. 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).

The 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 will take place on Friday September 1st during the Closing Ceremony of the next ERSA Congress in Groningen.

2016 – EIB-ERSA Prize Winner

Professor Bernard Fingleton (United Kingdom)

The EIB-ERSA Prize in Regional Science 2016 has been awarded to Professor Bernard Fingleton, Director of Research in the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

The  Prize is awarded for his scientific achievements in theoretical and empirical spatial economics, with contributions ranging from the testing of economic geography theories to applied spatial econometrics, addressing urban and regional as well as national and global problems.

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 Friday 26th August on the closing ceremony of the ERSA Congress 2016 in Vienna (Austria).

 2015 – EIB-ERSA 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 – EIB-ERSA 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 – EIB-ERSA 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 – EIB-ERSA 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 – EIB-ERSA 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 – EIB-ERSA 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 – EIB-ERSA 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)
  • 2004 Winner – Professor Jean Paelinck (The Netherlands)
  • 2003 Winner – Professor Peter Nijkamp (The Netherlands)