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Regional Science Groningen is a joint research and education group of the Faculties of Spatial Sciences and the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Groningen. Chairman of the department of Economic Geography is Prof. Dr. Jouke van Dijk recently elected President of the European Regional Science Association for the period 2014-2018. The research group contains several of the most cited and leading academics in regional science, including Prof. Dr. Philip McCann.

 

Research in Regional Science within both faculties has been concerned with issues of regional development, wellbeing, spatial transformation, entrepreneurship, migration and mobility, spatial inequality, innovation, agglomeration, regional labour markets, urban economics, input-output analysis, demography, as well as property markets and real estate economics.

 

There are around 30 faculty members involved in Regional Science research. They are at the center of a larger group involving postgraduate researchers and PhD students. The research conducted at the University of Groningen appears in top international Regional Science, Economics, and Geography journals and its quality – as well as the standing of University researchers – has been recognized by numerous international awards and prizes.

 

Much of the research developed in Regional Science at the University of Groningen has important policy implications. This is reflected in the key roles played by researchers as advisers and consultants to numerous international organisations and government departments and the private sector. 

 

Programs and Degrees in Regional Science

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Research program: towards Well-being, Innovation and Spatial Transformation (tWIST)

Research: Urban and Regional Studies Institute (URSI)

Phd: Graduate School of Spatial Sciences

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Research: SOM Research Institute

Phd: Graduate School of Economics and Business
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Thesis on Regional Science in the last five years

2013

Gerke Jacob Hoogstra - Ph.D. - Location changes of jobs and people : analyses of population-employment interactions and impacts of gender and geography

J. van Dijk & R.J.G.M. Florax

Rixt Anke Bijker - Ph.D. - Migration to less popular rural areas : the characteristics, motivations and search process of migrants

D. Strijker & Dr. T. Haartsen

J. Pei - Ph.D. - Trade, growth, regions, and the environment: Input-output analyses of the Chinese economy

J. Oosterhaven & H.W.A. Dietzenbacher

2012

Marianna Markantoni - Ph.D. - Side activities by non-farmers. In search of personal and rural development

D. Strijker & S. Koster

Viktor Venhorst - Ph.D. - Smart move? The spatial mobility of higher education graduates

J. van Dijk & L. van Wissen

2011

Inge Noback  - Ph.D. - Regional labour market dynamics and the gender employment gap

J. van Dijk & L. Broersma

An Liu - Ph.D. - Theory and Application of Structural Equation Modeling in Spatial Data Analysis

H. Folmer

A. Hunneman - Ph.D. - Advances in methods to support store location and design decisions

T.H.A. Bijmolt & J.P. Elhorst

2010

Toni Toharudin - Ph.D. - Individualism, nationalism, ethnocentrism and authoritarianism evidence from flanders by means of structural equation modeling

H. Folmer

M.T.Choudhry - Ph.D. - Demographic transition, economic growth and labor market dynamics

H.H. van Ark & J.P. Elhorst

2009

Diego J. Rodriguez - Ph.D. - The use of economic analysis for water quality improvement investments

H. Folmer

Cledan Mandri-Perrot - Ph.D. - Optimizing project finance solutions in the water sector

H. Folmer

Mohammad Mustajab - Ph.D. - Infrastructure investment in Indonesia: Process and impact

J. van Dijk & P.H. Pellenbarg

 

Awards in Regional Science (selection)

 

Philip McCann

  • 2010 Awarded the ERSA 50th Anniversary Award for outstanding research at the European Regional Science Association Congress, Jönköping, Sweden.
  • 2010 Appointed as a Special Adviser to the European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn.
  • 2008 Academician of the United Kingdom Academy of Social Sciences awarded the 2008 Dean’s Award for Research Excellence from University of Waikato Management School for outstanding research performance 2005-2008
  • Awarded the 2006 Moss Madden Memorial Medal by the British & Irish Regional Science Association in 2007 for the most outstanding published paper in a regional science topic in 2006 (jointly awarded with Alessandra Faggian)
  • Awarded the 2002 Hewings Award for outstanding scholarship by the North American Regional Science Association

 

Viktor Venhorst

  • Winner of the 2013 Gratema Science Award
  • Winner of the Best Referee Award 2013 for the journal Regional Studies
  • Finalist in the 2012 26th Charles M. Tiebout prize in Regional Science - paper “Human Capital spillovers in Dutch Cities: Consumption or productivity?”

 

Heike Delfman

  • Best paper award 2013 ERSA Summer School - Paper ‘Starting a business in an ageing society: a UK-NL case study’
  • Second Epainos Prize 2012 - Paper ‘Population change and new firm formation in urban and rural regions’

 

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