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RSAI Fellows

RSAI fellows are distinguished scholars with a proven and recognized research record in the field of regional science during a considerable part of their scientific career. Such honored members of the RSAI are appointed after a careful nomination and selection procedure, based on a broad consultation of the RSAI membership.

 

The RSAI fellowship is a world-wide sign of scientific recognition that is bestowed on a regional scientist with outstanding research credentials in his/her field. The RSAI fellowship does not imply any obligation to the Association, although it is expected that fellows on a voluntary basis will serve the scientific objectives of the RSAI whenever possible or appropriate.

 

Regional science has over the past decade witnessed a great increase in scholarly interest and scientific publications all over the world. To create a vital Association, it is therefore critical that senior members - and, in particular, RSAI fellows – act as a role model, in particular for a younger generation. The RSAI membership should have the highest expectations on – and appreciation for – its fellows, given their past seminal research contributions.

 

RSAI fellows may contribute to the fulfillment of the goals of the Association by offering a scientific service or incentive to its members through various means, such as:

  • Organization of a fellows’ meeting at any conference venue, where a major RSAI conference is taking place (ERSA, NARSC, PRSCO, World Conference). This could be a socializing meeting (e.g., a luncheon or late afternoon drinks) or a substantive meeting (e.g., an exploratory venue addressing future research strategies or topics).
  • Organization of dedicated panels or focused fellows’ sessions at any major international or supraregional RSAI meeting with the aim to reflect on new methodologies or promising approaches in research.
  • Organization of early-bird (breakfast) meetings, luncheon meetings or late afternoon drinks meetings with a small group of young researchers, based on an open subscription/application system, in which informal presentations (5-10 minutes) are held by young researchers (‘meet the professor’ meetings).
  • Organization of a solid pre-conference special session at any major RSAI conference, with a balanced mix of seniors (in particular, RSAI fellows) and juniors (‘rising stars’), where fellows and rising stars present recent research work (in the long run, even joint senior-junior research work could be foreseen).
  • Organization of short ‘next gen’ training courses, prior to any major conference.
  • Organization of a voluntary ‘Foster Fellow Plan’, in which an RSAI fellow is willing to adopt for a period  of (let’s say) one year a selected young researcher from a different country – of course, in consultation with his/her supervisor – with the aim to provide network contacts or scientific guidance, or perhaps to start a joint research project.
  • Organization of an RSAI column by a fellow in any issue of the RSAI Newsletter (of course, after consultation of the Newsletter editors).

Any meeting or panel at conferences needs to be done in consultation with the conference organizers.

 

Nomination and Selection Protocol of RSAI Fellows

  1. Each RSAI member - except RSAI fellows – is entitled to nominate candidates for the RSAI fellowship, but self-nominations are not allowed. Each nomination has to be done through a standard concise nomination form that follows a systematic template, which can be downloaded from the RSAI website.
  2. A nominee has to be RSAI member (or a member of any section recognized by the RSAI) and to meet the qualifications mentioned in Annex A.
  3. The selection of new RSAI fellows takes place only once a year, but nominations can be sent in at any time and will be considered for a given selection round, if they have been received before a given deadline. A nomination has a maximum life of two years.
  4. All nominations will be put on a list supplemented with non-elected candidates for the RSAI fellowship who were on the short list from the previous year.
  5. The short list will be screened by the RSAI fellows selection committee (in consultation with the RSAI director). This committee comprises 3 RSAI fellows appointed by the RSAI Council for a period of staggered 3-year terms. The selection committee has to seriously consider all available information on the candidates and can remove candidates (unanimous vote) who do not qualify.
  6. The selection committee can also decide to reduce the list of nominated RSAI members to a manageable number, so that candidates can be selected with a qualified majority. This short list should normally not contain more than 10 to 12 names.
  7. The short list is next circulated to all RSAI fellows, who have the exclusive right to vote for (a maximum of) 3 candidate-fellows. No ranking of candidates is allowed.
  8. The selection committee can put an upper ceiling on the maximum number of candidates to be selected in a given year, if circumstances dictate so.
  9. A vote of at least 1/3 will normally mean election, unless that would exceed the ceiling.
  10. The selection committee informs the RSAI Director of the final selection results, who will communicate these results to the selected RSAI fellows, the RSAI Council, and the home institutions of the newly appointed fellows.

 

Standard Nomination Form for RSAI Fellows

  1. Factual bio-data on candidate, including a proof for RSAI membership
  2. Professional career of candidate (max. 100 words)
  3. Substantive contribution to regional science (max. 200 words)
  4. Path-breaking publications on regional science (max. 5)
  5. Signs of international scientific recognition (max. 50 words)
  6. Reasons for nominating the candidate (max. 50 words)

 

To ensure full consideration by the committee, these materials should be provided in electronic format (pdf preferred) by February 28, 2018 to Jean-Claude Thill, Chair 2017 Fellows Election Committee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

RSAI Fellows

2017

     

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Marlon G. Boarnet

University of Southern California, USA

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Roberto Camagni
Politecnico di Milano, Italy

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Adam Rose

University of Southern California, USA

 

2016

     

Professor Philip McCann

Philip McCann

University of Groningen, THE NETHERLANDS

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Mark Partridge

The Ohio State University, USA

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Sergio J. Rey

Arizona State University, USA

 

2015

     

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Kieran P. Donaghy

Cornell University, USA

florax

Raymond J.G.M. Florax (deceased, 2017) Purdue University, USA

poot

Jacques Poot

University of Waikato, NEW ZEALAND

 

2014

     

gilles

Gilles Duranton

University of Pennsylvania, USA

 

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William Strange

University of Toronto, Canada

 
 

 

 

 

2013

roberta

Roberta Capello

Polytechnic Milano, ITALY

kiyoshi

Kiyoshi Kobayashi

Kyoto University, JAPAN

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Tönu Puu

University of Umeå, SWEDEN

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Jean-Claude Thill

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

2012

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Brian J.L. Berry

The University of Texas at Dallas, USA

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Ronald E. Miller

University of Pennsylvania, USA

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Stuart S. Rosenthal

Syracuse University, USA

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Yves Zenou

Stockholm University, SWEDEN

2011

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Åke E. Anderson

Jönköping International Business School, SWEDEN

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Gordon Mulligan

University of Arizona, USA

 

2010

   

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Paul Krugman

Princeton University, USA

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Diego Puga

Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies, SPAIN

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Aura Reggiani

University of Bologna, ITALY

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Robert Stimson

University of Queensland, AUSTRALIA

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Gerald Carlino

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, USA

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Richard Morrill

University of Washington, USA

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Michael Sonis

Bar-Ilan University, ISRAEL

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David Plane

University of Arizona, USA

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Eric Verhoef

VU University Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS

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Henk Folmer

Wageningen and Groningen Universities, THE NETHERLANDS

 

2009

     

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Antoine Bailly

University of Geneva, SWITZERLAND

rchurch

Richard Church

University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

benard

Bernard Fingleton

University of Strathclyde, UK

reginald

Reginald Golledge (deceased, 2009)

University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

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Peter Gordon

University of Southern California, USA

daniel

Daniel Griffith

University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Keith Ihlanfeldt

Keith Ihlanfeldt

Florida State University, USA

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James LeSage

Texas State University, USA

janice

Janice Madden

University of Pennsylvania, USA

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Piet Rietveld (deceased, 2013)

VU University Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS

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Anthony Venables

University of Oxford, UK
 

2008

     

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T.R. Lakshmanan

Boston University, USA

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Daniel McMillen

University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

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John McDonald

University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

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Jan Oosterhaven

University of Groningen, THE NETHERLANDS

Harry W. Richardson

Harry W. Richardson

University of Southern California, USA

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Roger Stough

George Mason University, USA

taka

Takatoshi Tabuchi

University of Tokyo, JAPAN

 

2007

     

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Yoshitsugu Kanemoto

University of Tokyo, JAPAN

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Harry H. Kelejian

University of Maryland, USA

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Anna Nagurney

University of Massachusetts, USA

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Yorgos Y. Papageorgiou

McMaster University, CANADA

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Alan Wilson

University College London, England, UK

     

2006

     

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Alex Anas

SUNY Buffalo, USA

 

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Richard Arnott

Boston College, USA

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Peter Batey

University of Liverpool, UK

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Manfred M. Fischer

University of Vienna, AUSTRIA

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Michael J. Greenwood

University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

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Kingsley Haynes

George Mason University, USA

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Tschango John Kim

 University of Illinois, USA

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Ann Markusen

University of Minnesota, USA

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John Parr

University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK

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Kenneth A. Small

University of California, Irvine, USA

   

2005

     

marcus

Marcus Berliant

Washington University in Saint Louis, USA

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Jan K. Brueckner

University of California, Irvine, USA

getis

Arthur Getis

San Diego State University, USA

pines

David Pines

Tel-Aviv University, ISRAEL

karen

Karen R. Polenske

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

     

2004

     

anselim

Luc Anselin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

henderson

J. Vernon Henderson

Brown University, USA

peter

Peter Nijkamp

Erasmus University, NETHERLANDS

quigley

John M. Quigley (deceased, 2012)

University of California, Berkeley, USA

2003

     
fujita

Masahisa Fujita

Kyoto University, JAPAN

 

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Geoffrey J. D. Hewings

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

tony

Tony E. Smith

University of Pennsylvania, USA

thisse

Jacques Thisse

Catholic University of Louvain, BELGIUM

2002

 

 

 

RSAI Council initiated the RSAI Fellows Award to honour a select group of members of the Association who have made important scholarly and research contributions to the field of regional science. The inaugural Fellows were the living recipients of the Founder's Medal at that time   
Isard portait

Walter Isard (deceased, 2010)

Cornell University, USA

beckmann

Martin Beckmann

Brown University, USA and Technical University of Munich, Germany

Paelinck

Jean Paelinck

Erasmus University, NETHERLANDS

boyce

David Boyce

Northwestern University, USA

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