Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics, has been voted as President-Elect of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI). The unanimous vote by the Council of the RSAI took place at the 59th North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, held in Ottawa, Canada, between November 7th and November 10th.
Founded in 1954, the RSAI is the international community of scholars interested in the regional impacts of national or global processes of economic and social change. The rapidly expanding Association serves as an umbrella organization overseeing three major superregional organizations in North America (the Regional Science Association of the Americas), Europe (the European Regional Science Association), and the Pacific (the Pacific Regional Science Conference Organization). It encompasses a total of 41 sections, with close to 5,000 members worldwide.
Professor Rodríguez-Pose was proposed for election to the RSAI Council after a global search for suitable candidates by the Association’s Nomination Committee. As the current Vice-President of the European Regional Science Association - where he also served as Secretary between 2001 and 2006 - he already has a long track record of involvement in regional science.
After learning of his election, Professor Rodríguez-Pose said “It is a great honour and a privilege to be appointed as President-Elect of such a prestigious international association whose expertise, analytical capacities, and advice are increasingly needed in order to find solutions to the problems of a globalised world”.
Following the rules of the RSAI, Professor Rodríguez-Pose will serve as Vice-President of the Association in 2014, President in 2015-2016, and as Past-president and co-ordinator of the Long Range Planning Committee during 2017-2018.
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