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The Regional Science Association was organized in December 1954 at the annual meeting of the Allied Social Science Associations in Detroit, Michigan. The founder of the association was Walter Isard, who served as chairman in the formative years. In 1957 elections were held for the first time. The following is a list of persons who held the office of President, the term and the scholarly field of the president, generally defined as the field of their highest degree.

Presidents, Terms & Fields

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Mark Partridge

USA

2019-20, Economics 

(VP 2018)

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Budy Resosudarmo

Indonesia/Australia

2017-18, Economics

(Jacques Poot, VP 2016)

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Andrés Rodríguez-Pose

Spain/UK

2015-16, Geography

(VP 2014)

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Jean-Claude Thill

Belgium/ USA

2013-14, Public Policy 

(VP, 2012)

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Yoshiro Higano

Japan

2011-12,

Environmental Science 

(VP 2010) 

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Roberta Capello

Italy

2009-10, Regional

Economics 

(VP 2008)

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Roger R. Stough

USA

2007-08, Geography

and Environmental

Engineering 

(VP 2006)

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Robert J. Stimson

Australia

2005-06, Geography 

(VP 2004)

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Antoine Bailly

France/Switzerland

2003-04, Geography 

(VP 2002)

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Geoffrey J.D. Hewings

UK/ USA

2001-02, Geography 

(VP 2000) 

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Hirotada Kohno

Japan

1999-00, Economics 

(VP 1998)

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Peter W.J. Batey

UK

1997-98, City Planning 

(VP 1996)

 HAYNES

Kingsley E. Haynes

USA

1995-96, Geography

and Environmental

Engineering

(VP 1994)

 GIBSON

Lay J. Gibson

USA

1993-94, Geography

(VP 1992)

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Peter Nijkamp

Netherlands

1991-92, Economics 

(VP 1990)

In 1989, the Regional Science Association was reorganized as the Regional Science Association International. Beginning in 1991, Presidents serve two-year terms.

Rodney C. Jensen, Australia, 1989-90, Economics
Rolf Funck, Germany, 1988-89, Economics
Noboru Sakashita, Japan, 1987-88, Economics
David Boyce, USA, 1986-87, Regional Science
Lloyd Rodwin, USA, 1985-86, Regional Planning
Ake Andersson, Sweden, 1984-85, Economics
Allan Pred, USA, 1983-84, Geography
Barclay G. Jones, USA, 1982-83, Economics
Ryszard Domanski, Poland, 1981-82, Geography
Jean Paelinck, Netherlands ,1980-81, Economics
Martin J. Beckmann, USA, Germany, 1979-80, Economics
William Alonso, USA, 1978-79, Regional Science
Per Holm, Sweden, 1977-78, City Planning
Leo H. Klaassen, Netherlands, 1976-77, Economics
Morgan D. Thomas, USA, 1975-76, Geography
Stan Czamanski, USA and Israel, 1975-76, Regional Science
Genpachiro Konno, Japan, 1974-75, Economics
Leon N. Moses, USA, 1972-73, Economics
Kazimierz Dziewoński, Poland, 1971-72, Geography
Gerald A. P. Carrothers, Canada, 1970-71, Regional Planning and Economics
Benjamin Chinitz, USA, 1969-70, Economics
Torsten Hägerstrand, Sweden, 1968-69, Geography
Benjamin H. Stevens, USA 1967-68, Regional Planning and Economics
Britton Harris, USA, 1966-67, City Planning
William Warntz, USA, 1965-66, Geography
Charles L. Leven, USA, 1964-65, Economics
William L. C. Wheaton, USA, 1963-64, Political Science
William L. Garrison, USA, 1962-63, Geography
Edgar M. Hoover, USA, 1961-62, Economics
Edward L. Ullman, USA, 1960-61, Geography
Robert B. Mitchell, USA, 1959-60, City Planning
Walter Isard, USA, 1958-59, Economics
Walter Isard, USA, 1957-58, Economics
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