Who's who


1.Andrés Rodríguez-Pose

Andrés Rodríguez-Pose

Andrés Rodríguez-Pose is the Princesa de Asturias Chair and a Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics. He is the Director of the Cañada Blanch Centre LSE. He is a former Head of the Department of Geography and Environment between 2006 and 2009. He is a past-President of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) (2015-2017) and served as Vice-President of the RSAI in 2014. He was also Vice-President (2012-2013) and Secretary (2001-2005) of the European Regional Science Association.

He was awarded the 2018 ERSA Prize in Regional Science, arguably the highest prize in regional science, and has been a holder of a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant and of a prestigious Royal Society-Wolfson Research Merit Award. In 2019 he received Doctorates Honoris Causa from Utrecht University (the Netherlands) and Jönköping University (Sweden).

He is an editor of Economic Geography, editor-in-chief of Journal of Geographical Systemsb>, and sits on the editorial board of 33 other scholarly journals, including many of the leading international journals in economic geography, human geography, regional science, and management. Between 1999 and 2016 he was an editor of Environment and Planning C, acting as joint chief-editor from 2008 onwards.



3.Jonathan Hopkin
Jonathan Hopkin

Jonathan Hopkin was awarded his doctorate in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute in 1995, and held lectureships at the Universities of Bradford, Durham and Birmingham before joining LSE in 2004. He has held various visiting positions in Spain, Italy and the United States, and is also an Associate Fellow of the Johns Hopkins University Bologna Center in Italy.

His research has mostly focused on parties and elections in Western Europe (and specifically Italy, Spain and the UK), with particular attention to corruption, political finance, and territorial politics. He is the author of Party Formation and Democratic Transition in Spain (Macmillan 1999), and has published in a range of journals including the European Journal of Political Research, Governance, Party Politics, the Review of International Political Economy and West European Politics. His current research focuses on the emergence of party cartels in advanced democracies, and the relationship of partisan politics to income inequality and welfare state change.


Simona Iammarino

Professor of Economic Geography, Department of Geography & Environment, LSE. Former Head of Department (2014-2017), academic member of the LSE Council (2016-2020), currently affiliate faculty member at the Gran Sasso Science Institute, L’Aquila, Italy.

Main research interests: Geography of innovation; Multinational corporations, globalisation and local impacts; Regional and local economic development and policy. Published more than 60 articles in major peer-reviewed journals, 2 co-authored books, around 30 book chapters, and numerous other publications.

She is co-editor of the Journal of Economic Geography, and was co-editor of Regional Studies (2008-2013). Further information and CV: http://www.lse.ac.uk/geography-and-environment/people/academic-staff/simona-iammarin




5.Adam Austerfield

Adam Austerfield

Adam Austerfield is currently Director of Urban Development at NEOM.  Prior to that he was Director for Global Markets for LSE Enterprise, applying the research and teaching expertise of LSE around the world to governments, cities and corporations from 2007-2019.  He was head of the LSE Alumni in Spain 2004 – 2020, National Vice-President of the British Chambers of Commerce in Spain 2012-2020, and a Board Member of the British Embassy in Spain 2016 – 2020.  He is also an Associate of LSE IDEAS.  Adam has a BA in Russian History from UCL (SSEES) and an MSc in Political Economy of Transition from LSE.


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José Javier Olivas Osuna

José Javier Olivas Osuna leads an interdisciplinary comparative project on populism and secessionism at UNED (Madrid) and is a Research at LSE IDEAS. His areas of research include Populism, Spanish politics, Brexit, and Iberian civil-military relations. He holds PhD in Government (LSE), an MSc in Public Policy and Administration (LSE). José Javier previously completed University degrees in Economics (ETEA, Córdoba), Market Research (ETEA) and European Studies (EDHEC, Lille).


4.Joan Roses

Joan Roses

Joan R Roses an economic historian of Modern and Contemporary Europe with interests in historical economic geography, long-run economic growth, well-being, and policy issues.

He holds a PhD degree in History and Civilization from the European University Institute. He is a professor at the Department of Economic History of the LSE, editor of the European Review of Economic History, and fellow of the CEPR and Instituto Figuerola.


Ginés Marín is a final-year undergraduate student of economics and economic history at the London School of Economics. He also works as the Administrator of the Cañada Blanch Centre LSE and as Publications Editor at the LSE Law Review.

He won first prize at Spain’s National Research Contest for Young Scientist (INJUVE), and represented Spain at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) and the European Union at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF). He has undertaken a research stay at INGENIO (CSIC-UPV) and has been research assistant at the London School of Economics.

For any contacts with the Cañada Blanch Research Centre, please contact him at: g.marin-martinez@lse.ac.uk


Current Visiting Researchers

Pau Sendra Pons is a predoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Department of Corporate Finance of the Universitat de València. His line of research is the study of alternative financing for entrepreneurs. He holds a BA in International Business and an MSc in Corporate Finance from the Universitat de València, both obtained with honours. He has been a visiting student at Cork University Business School (Cork, Ireland) and has participated in various training programs related to finance and entrepreneurship (Georgetown University, European Institute of Innovation and Technology). 

With regards to teaching, he has made several contributions to educational innovation conferences on active learning methodologies and new challenges in higher education, especially those related to ethics and sustainability. 

With respect to research, his thesis analyses crowdfunding as an alternative financing tool. He has been awarded the Cañada Blanch-UV Foundation Research Award with a research stay at the London School of Economics. 

In addition, he serves as Innovation Coordinator at the Faculty of Economics of the University of València and is Program Deputy at RESOCEM - Research Society on Entrepreneurial Motivation.

Paloma Alonso Stuyck

She holds a PhD in Psychology and is an Associate Professor at the International University of Catalonia.

At the Cañada Blanch Centre LSE, she is designing a workshop for university teachers, with the aim that they teach in their disciplines to read the language of nature. The main hypothesis is that this will mean a significant change in the perception of students about progress and social equity; avoiding polarizations and promoting a systemic view.

Additionally, she works as a family therapist and is a founding member of: