Professor Andrés Rodriguez-Pose
Andrés Rodríguez Pose is a Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics, where he was Head of the Department of Geography and Environment. He is the current holder of an IMDEA Social Sciences Professorial Research Fellowship and of a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship. He has also served as Secretary of the European Regional Science Association (2001-2006). He has a long track record of research in regional growth and disparities, fiscal and political decentralisation, regional innovation, and development policies and strategies and has acted as consultant on these fields to several Directorates of the European Commission, the European Investment Bank, the World Bank, the Cities Alliance, the OECD, the International Labour Organization, and the Confederación Andina de Fomento, among others. He directed a major World Bank/Cities Alliance report entitled Understanding your local economy and has also been visiting professor at a number of universities, including the College of Europe (Belgium), Cambridge (UK), and Hanover (Germany). He is the only social scientist to have been awarded the Royal Society-Wolfson Research Merit Award.