EOC Board members
ERSA President, term ends in December 2023
UMR SAD-APT; INRAE – Agroparistech; 16, rue Claude Bernard
75231 Paris Cedex 05, France
Phone: +33(0)686878093; Fax: +33(0)144081657
André Torre is 1st class Research Professor at the University Paris-Saclay, INRA (National Institute for Agronomic Research), and AgroParistech school of engineers. He is a doctor in economics and accredited to supervise research. He is President of ERSA (the European Regional Science Association), Director of the PSDR research programs (For and About Regional development), and Head of the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme de Paris-Saclay. He is the managing editor of the Revue d’Economie Régionale et Urbaine (Journal of Regional and Urban Economics), and editorial board member of several international scientific journals.
Eveline van Leeuwen
ERSA Vice-President, term ends in December 2023
Department of Urban Economics, The Netherlands
Scientific Director, AMS Institute, the Netherlands
Eveline van Leeuwen is the ERSA Vice-President and chair of Urban Economics at Wageningen University & Research. In her role as professor she is already closely connected to AMS Institute as Principal Investigator. From 2001 to 2017, in various positions at VU University Amsterdam, she developed herself as an expert in the field of Spatial Economics. Within the fields of research and education, the topics that particularly spark her interest are the relations between city and countryside, interactions in space and time, differences between people and regions, and broad prosperity focused on themes such as circularity, energy transition and regional food systems.
ERSA Secretary, term ends in December 2025
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Facultat d’Economia i Empresa
Edifici B – Campus de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
08193 Bellaterra – Barcelona, Spain
Ph: + 34 935814573 – Fax + 34 935812292
Rosella Nicolini graduated from Bocconi University (Italy) and obtained her PhD in Economics at Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium). She is currently Associate Professor (Department of Applied Economics) at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain). Previously, she was also visiting researcher at Boston University (US), UNSW (Sydney, Australia) and GREThA (Bordeaux, France). She is editor of Paper in Regional Science and associated editor of Revue d’Economie Régionale et Urbaine (RERU). She is also member of the editorial board of Regional Science Policy & Practice as well as of the Journal of Regional Research. Since 2018, she has been serving as elected councilor-at-large the Regional Science Association International (RSAI). Her research interests mostly focus on the analysis of the spatial distribution of people and activities and their impact on the rise of territorial unbalances.
ERSA Treasurer, term ends in December 2025
University of Economics in Katowice, Poland
1 Maja 50, 40-287 Katowice
Artur Ochojski has graduated from the University of Economics in Katowice, Poland with MSc and PhD in Economics. His research focus is mainly set around cities with keywords such as: smart city, efficiency of local service provision, urban futures, governance and urban development. He has participated to research projects under the Framework Programme / Horizon schemes. He has authored nearly 100 publications. Over his academic career, he has always been linked to serving local and regional communities by active participation to strategic changes in cities and economic transformation of the regions. As an expert, he has authored over 20 technical reports delivered to self-governments and to business. He has been recently re-elected for his second term as the President of the Board of ERSA – Polish Section.