ERSA and the Jury of the ERSA Prize Committee are pleased to announce that the ERSA European Prize in Regional Science 2022 has been awarded to Professor Diego Puga, Professor of Economics at CEMFI, in Madrid, Spain.

Diego Puga’s academic career and contribution to regional science is outstanding in many ways.

His publications include articles in American Economic Review, Econometrica, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Review of Economic Studies, and have been cited over 5,000 times in articles included in Web of Science.

His research and contribution to regional science has been recognized from the start of his carreer. His many distinctions and honours include the Geoffrey J.D. Hewings Award from Narsc (2005) which recognizes distinguished contributions to Regional Science research by Young scholars who have recently completed doctoral studies., the Sabadell-Herrero Prize, awarded annually to a Spanish researcher under the age of 40 for outstanding contributions to economics or social sciences (2008). He joined the prestigious group of RSAI fellows (2010) and was keynote speaker at ERSA Annual Congress in Barcelona (2011). He was also the winner the Rei Jaume I Prize in Economics for his contributions to spatial economics (2020).

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The award Ceremony and Keynote Speech will take place on Friday 26th August during the Closing Session of the 61st ERSA Congress Disparities in a Digitalising (Post-Covid) world – Networks, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development”, 22th to 26th August 2022 at Pecs and online. Follow the event on social media #ersa2022