ERSA Prize in Regional Science 2021

ERSA and the Jury of the ERSA Prize Committee are pleased to announce that the ERSA Prize in Regional Science 2021 has been awarded to Juan R. Cuadrado-Roura for his outstanding contribution to regional science.

Juan R. Cuadrado-Roura is Applied Economics Professor Emeritus of the University of Alcala, Spain; Founder Director of the Institute for Economic and Social Analysis (IAES); Director of the PhD Program on Economics and Legal Sciences, University C. J. Cela, Madrid.

Inspired by social and territorial inequalities in the distribution of income, poverty, unemployment, … Juan R. Cuadrado-Roura’s scientific career has been very prolific whilst contributing to policy as an analyst or adviser. The research achievements of Juan R. Cuadrado-Roura are numerous and outstanding. He is the author or co-author of more than 60 books, more than 140 research articles and book chapters. To cite a few recent publications: Política Económica (a handbook on Economic Policy), 6th. Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2019; Service Industries and Regions and ‘Regional Problems and Policies in Latin America, Springer, 2014; ‘Development, contributions and trends in regional studies in Spain : An overview, Papers in Regional Science, 2020, 99 (2), pp. 327-358.

Juan has also acted as an expert and consultant for various international organizations including the European Commission, the OECD and the World Bank. His contributions to the Regional Science Community are also impressive and include founding editor of the first Spanish regional journal (Estudios Regionales), 2nd President of the Spanish Regional Science Association (AECR), President of ERSA (1995-1999) and organizer the 21st ERSA Congress (1981) and the RSAI World Congress (1992), as well as many national and international congresses and workshops on regional problems and policies.
Finally, Juan R. Cuadrado-Roura has received five Doctorates Honoris Causa. He is a corresponding member of the Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences, as well as other scientific institutions. Recognitions within the RSAI-ERSA Community are also numerous, to mention only recent ones: the Hirotada Kohno Award for Outstanding Service to the RSAI (2017), AECR Prize of regional Science (2019), ERSA Winter School Class 2021 labeled “Juan R. Cuadrado-Roura”, RSAI fellow (2020).

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Award Ceremony
The ERSA Prize in Regional Science 2021 will be presented on August 27th during the Closing Ceremony of the 60th ERSA Congress “Territorial Futures – Visions and Scenarios for a resilient Europe” which will be held from 24th to 27th August 2021. The recipient will also deliver a keynote speech during the Closing Ceremony.