EOC Board members

Roberta Capello
ERSA President, term ends in December 2028
Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Email: roberta.capello(at)polimi.it

Roberta Capello is full professor of Regional and Economics at Politecnico of Milan. She is President of ERSA (2024-2028). She is immediate Past-President of AISRe (the Italian Section of the Regional Science Association International. She was RSAI (Regional Science Association International) President. She has been Editor in chief of Papers in Regional Science for nine years, and of the Italian Journal of Regional Science for nearly 20 years. She is a member of the editorial board of many scientific journals. She is the author of a textbook in Regional Economics, published in Italian, in English  and in Chinese. She won a Carrier prize of the 50° ERSA (European Regional Science Association) anniversary (Jonkoping, 2010), the Kohno Award for outstanding service in RSAI in 2018 and the Walter Alonso Award of the North American Regional Science Association (NARSC) for the recognition of distinguished scholarly achievements in the field of Regional Science in 2022. She holds a Laurea Honoris Causa from the West University of Timisoara, Romania (2012). She is Fellow of the Regional Science Association International since 2013. read more

Ioannis Psycharis
ERSA Vice-President, term ends in December 2028
Panteion University, Regional Development Institute, Athens, Greece
E-mail: psycharis(at)panteion.gr

Yannis Psycharis is Professor Department of Economic and Regional Development, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens. He is Director Regional Development Institute, Academic Research Institute, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens. Yannis is also a reviewer of several international academic journals including: Annals of Regional Science, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, Economic Analysis and Policy, ..
Among his current activities at the European Commission: Yannis is Partner and Principal Investigator of HORIZON-CSA, FUTURESILIENCE Creating future societal resilience through innovative, science-based co-creation lab, HORIZON-CSA, MOBI-TWIN Twin transition and changing patterns of spatial mobility: a regional approach, ESPΟΝ, 2021, «Territorial impacts of Covid-19 and policy responses in European regions and cities.
At the national level, Yannis has been President of ERSA Greek section since 2010 and member of
the Board for many years. read more

Rosella Nicolini
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
E-mail: rnicolinireru(at)gmail.com
or rosella.nicolini(at)uab.cat

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.

Artur Ochojski
ERSA Treasurer, term ends in December 2025
University of Economics in Katowice, Poland
1 Maja 50, 40-287 Katowice
E-mail: artur.ochojski(at)ue.katowice.pl

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.