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Steven Brakman joins the Journal of Regional Science Editorial Team

Steven Brakman joins the Journal of Regional Science Editorial Team

Steven Brakman has joined Marlon Boarnet and Mark Partridge as co-editor of the Journal of Regional Science. Matthew Kahn, co-editor since 2007, has left the editorial team to devote more time to his research and duties at the University of California, Los Angeles. Kahn will join past editors Andrew Haughwout, Walter Isard, Ronald Miller, Gordon Mulligan, and David Plane on the journal’s Advisory Board of Former Editors. The journal’s editorial offices will remain at UC Irvine.

Brakman provides an editorial presence in Europe, expanding the journal’s international reach. He is Professor of International Economics at the University of Groningen, and honorary Professor at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He was born in the political capital of Holland, The Hague. He studied economics at the University of Groningen where he graduated in 1981. His first working experience was at the Research Department of the Central Bank of the Netherlands, working mainly on monetary issues. He returned to the University of Groningen in 1985 to work on his Ph D, which was finished in 1991. His work has been published in the Journal of Regional Science, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Urban Economics,Journal of Economic Geography, and Regional Studies. The second edition of his book The New Introduction to Geographical Economics (Cambridge University Press), co-authored with Harry Garretsen and Charles van Marrewijk, has just been published. His website is:

Since 1958, the Journal of Regional Science has been the premier outlet for regional science scholarship. TheJRS will publish its 50th volume in 2010. That volume will feature a Golden Anniversary issue, guest edited by Gilles Duranton, which will convene leaders in regional science and allied fields who will collectively assess emerging research opportunities and challenges. The journal publishes original analytical research at the intersection of economics and quantitative geography. This includes rigorous methodological contributions and seminal theoretical pieces. The JRS is one of the most highly cited journals in urban and regional research, planning, geography, and the environment. The JRS continues to publish work that advances our understanding of the geographic dimensions of urban and regional economies, human settlements, and policies related to cities and regions. Articles appearing in recent issues cover the full span of topics within regional science, and submissions on all regional science topics are welcomed.

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