Economic Geography

 

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Mission
To facilitate the exchange of information and ideas among its members and other specialists; to stimulate reserch, teaching, and applications in industrial and economic geography; to aid in the advancement of its members and the field of industrial and economic geography; and to help represent industrial and economic geography within the discipline of geography and to related disciplines, agencies in government, the private sector, and the general public.

Dues
Regular: $10
Student: $3

Chair
Jennifer Clark
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Public Policy
Email: jennifer.clark@gatech.edu

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Announcements

  • Economic Geography Specialty Group Election Results

    Dear EGSG members: 

    I am pleased to report the results of our recent election.  

    At-large board members (Jan 2018 - Dec 2019): 

    Anthony Howell, Peking University
    Kean Birch, York University
    Student representative (Jan- Dec 2018): 

    Kyle Loewen, The University of British Columbia
    Congratulations to all and thank you again for agreeing to serve. 

    And a note of special appreciation for their service to EGSG to our outgoing board members:

    C. Patrick Heidkamp, Southern Connecticut State University, USA
    Harrison Campbell, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, USA
    Student Representative: Andrew Hoyt, University of North Texas, USA
     EGSG’s new leadership joins our incumbent board members:

    Chair: Jennifer Clark, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
    Vice Chair/Treasurer (2017 - 2018) and future Chair (2019 - 2020): Peter Kedron, Oklahoma State University, USA 
    At-large board members (Jan 2017 - Dec 2018): 

    Abigail Cooke, University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA
    Kean Fan Lim, University of Nottingham, UK
    Please see the EGSG website for more information about the specialty group: https://egsgaag.wordpress.com

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    Dr. Jennifer Clark 
    Director, Center for Urban Innovation
    Associate Director, Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation
    Associate Professor, School of Public Policy
    Georgia Institute of Technology 
    Chair, Economic Geography Specialty Group, American Association fo Geographers
    tel. 404.385.7224 
    email. jennifer.clark@gatech.edu
    publications: https://works.bepress.com/jennifer_j_clark/
  • Call for Nominations: Economic Geography Specialty Group Board

    3 November 2017

    Dear EGSG members:

    It is that time of the year when we must plan for new elections for the Economic Geography Specialty Group Board : https://egsgaag.wordpress.com 

    We have vacancies for the following positions:

    - At-large board member (two-year term: 2018 and 2019)
    - At-large board member (two-year term: 2018 and 2019)
    - Student representative (one-year term: 2018)

    Elections will be held in December 2017 by electronic ballot. 

    All terms begin in January 2018.

    Please send your nominations (specifying the position) directly to me at jennifer.clark@gatech.edu by December 1, 2017. 

    If you are nominating someone, please make sure the individual agrees to run for election.

    We ask that all candidates send in a brief statement (100-150 words) about themselves to be included on the ballot.

    Thank you.



    Best,
    Jennifer


    Dr. Jennifer Clark 
    Georgia Institute of Technology 


    Chair, Economic Geography Specialty Group
    American Association of Geographers
    tel. 404.385.7224 
    email. jennifer.clark@gatech.edu
    publications: https://works.bepress.com/jennifer_j_clark/


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    For reference…the announcement of the last Board Elections results is included below:


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    Dear EGSG members: 

    I’m pleased to report the results of our recent election.  

     Vice Chair/Treasurer  (Jan 2017 to Dec 2018) and future chair (Jan 2019 - Dec 2020): 

    Peter Kedron, Oklahoma State University, USA 
     At-large board members (Jan 2017 - Dec 2018): 

    Abigail Cooke, University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA
    Kean Fan Lim, University of Nottingham, UK
    Student representative (Jan 2017 – Dec 2017): 

    Andrew Hoyt, University of North Texas, USA
     Congratulations to all and thank you again for agreeing to serve. 

     And a note of special appreciation for their service to EGSG to our outgoing board members:

    Chair: Robin Leichenko, Rutgers University, USA
    At-Large Board Member: Anne Bonds, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
    Student Representative: Jessa Loomis, University of Kentucky, USA
    At-Large Board Member now serving as EGSG’s Vice Chair: Peter Kedron
     EGSG’s new leadership joins our incumbent board members:

     Chair: Jennifer Clark, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
     At-large board members:

    C. Patrick Heidkamp, Southern Connecticut State University, USA
    Harrison Campbell, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, USA
    Please see the EGSG website for more information about the specialty group: https://egsgaag.wordpress.com
  • Regional Studies Association Annual Conference 2018

    A World of Flows - Labour Mobility, Capital and Knowledge in an Age of Global Reversal and Regional Revival

    3rd – 6th June 2018, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland

    #RSALUGANO

    Registration is now open!

    Special Session Proposal Deadline: 30th November 2017

    Application for Early Career Plenary Speaker deadline: 30th November 2017

    Bursary application deadline: 31st January 2018

    Abstract submission deadline: 23rd February 2018

     

    In January 2017, the editorial of the 50th anniversary issue of Regional Studies launched – under the title “Global reversal, regional revival?” – a timely debate about regions and their development in a changing world where global trade and capital flows have been challenged. At the same time, The Economist presented evidence of capital flows shifting from foreign direct investments by multinational companies to new and more decentralised strategies such as an increasing focus on the establishment of national franchises, as well as the growing success of SMEs by means of utilizing e-commerce. New models of international business are emerging, and these have evolved in response to changing technologies, political shifts, the territorial awakening of some regions, and changing consumer demands – including calls for a more overt attempt to address sustainability and social justice at the national scale.

    In this context, we need to better understand the nature and fabric of a footloose world. We know that transport and communication technologies continue to progress, information is ubiquitous and the data deluge is growing over time, while at the same time economically valuable knowledge continues to be sticky. On the one hand production factors remain highly mobile and this mobility is expressed in ways that are often unexpected, while on the other hand a rise of local culture and awareness, and tendencies towards increasing protectionism and nationalism is clearly observable. Nonetheless, migration pressures remain evident both within firms seeking new labour and amongst individuals seeking out a better life, capital investments continue to be borderless and the world of tourism booms.

    The 2018 RSA Annual Conference aims to address processes of global reversal and regional revival, in a world dominated by flows of capital, labor, and knowledge. Further it seeks to understand the political, economic and social factors that initiate change and how these changes are finding new expressions as the world’s political and economic system continues to struggle with low rates of global economic growth, the rise of China as an economic super power, the on-going impacts of recession and austerity, and increasing levels of inequality.

    To study and debate these and many other questions, we warmly invite the regional studies/science and connected communities to join us at the 2018 RSA Annual Conference in Lugano, Switzerland.

     

    Conference themes

    A.    Innovation and knowledge economies
    B.  Spatial planning and infrastructure
    C.    Labour markets, migration and borders
    D.    Location and relocation of economic activities
    E.   Mobility, urban and rural development
    F.    Tourism, events and culture
    G.    Sustainability, climate change and environment
    H.  Regional development policy
    I.      Agglomeration, clusters and externalities
    J.      Smart specialisation and the evolution of regional economies
    K.   Regional well-being, ageing and demography
    L.     Urban and regional theory, methodology and data
    M.  Regional and international trade
    N.  Networks and regional development
    O.   Entrepreneurship, start-ups and business climate
    P.     Financial crisis, austerity and resilience
    Q.     Regional challenges in health and education
    R.    Territorial governance and institutions
    S.     Housing, inequality and social justice
    T.     Developing area studies
    U.    Leading Change in Cities, Regions and Contested Spaces
    V.    Industry policy and the transition to carbon-constrained development
    W.  The emergence of the BRIC economies
    X.     Governments, Governance and Metagovernance: The Politics and Policy of Regions
     

    We welcome papers from all – academics, researchers, students, and those working in policy and practice. The event is inclusive and offers networking opportunities for all in our field. The organisers welcome proposals for special sessions, themed workshops and innovative forms of networking and collaboration. If you would like to organise or offer a session to the conference, please contact Wanda Miczorek atwanda.miczorek@regionalstudies.org

     

    Abstract Submission Details:

    Please submit proposals for papers in the form of a 250-word abstract (text only) through the RSA conference portal by Friday 23rd February 2018. Proposals will be considered by the Conference Programme Committee against the criteria of originality, interest and subject balance.

    Local Organising Committee:
    Prof. Rico Maggi, Instituto Ricerche Economiche IRE, Università della Svizzera italiana
    Prof. Antonio Calafati, Academy of Architecture,  Università della Svizzera italiana
    Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni, Faculty of Communication sciences, Università della Svizzera italiana
    RSA Organiser: Wanda Miczorek: wanda.miczorek@regionalstudies.org  +44 (0)1273 698 017

    More information at http://www.regionalstudies.org/conferences/conference/rsa-lugano-2018