We are very proud to learn that Prof. André Torre (University Paris-Saclay, France) and Prof. Frank van Oort, (Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands) , have just been appointed Fellows of RSAI.

We express our Congratulations to André and Frank on joining the prestigious group of Fellows of RSAI.

RSAI fellows are distinguished scholars with a proven and recognized research record in the field of regional science during a considerable part of their scientific career.
For our two Representatives of ERSA, it is a well-deserved Recognition. They both count numerous and remarkable achievements in their respective academic carreers, as well as for publications, not to mention their appreciated involvement at the Section/ERSA Management Levels or activities of our Association.

Outside Europe, we also would like to congratulate Prof. Genevieve Giuliano ( University of Southern California) and Budy Resosudarmo (Australian National University) also recipients of the RSAI Fellowship.

André Torre is Professor of Economics, University Paris-Saclay, INRAE, AgroParistech, and President of INRAE Center of Corsica. He is specialist in proximity relations, territorial development and cooperation between firms, and has contributed to the study of rural areas and circular economy. He is Managing Editor: Revue d’Economie Régionale et Urbaine, Journal of the French Speaking Association. Regarding his past positions inside ERSA-RSAI Community, André is past president of French Speaking Association, ASRDLF (2008 –2011), he was a representative of ERSA at the RSAI Council and Vice President of ERSA (2014 –2018). Since 2019 he has been President of ERSA.Learn more on André Torre’s profile through his Google Scholar account.

Frank van Oort is Professor of Urban and Regional Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He is specialized in agglomeration economies, urban economics, economic geography, planning and housing, economic networks, urban geography, spatial planning, knowledge economy, European regional development, and urban development in China. He is also the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Economic & Social Geography (TESG), editor at the Cambridge Journal of Economy, Regions & Society. Until 2010 he was a Board member of the Regional Science Association Netherlands. He combines fundamental research with applied and policy-oriented research. For example, besides NWO and EU funded research, he also researches ministries, cities and regions. more

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