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Friday, 12 November 2021 12:18

Winner of 2021 RSAI Dissertation Award

andreasdAndreas Diemer is chosen as the winner of the RSAI dissertation award in 2021 for his work "Essays in the Spatial Economic Analysis of Social Interactions."

The dissertation develops an interdisciplinary approach to identify the role of social networks in determining economic outcomes of both people and places, and discusses how social and geographical spaces interact to shape the fortunes of individuals and regions, using big data.

The committee found his dissertation to be novel and creative in the research framework, analysis and implications.

He received his Doctorate from London School of Economics, and was supervised by Professor Simona Iammarino and Prof. Michael Storper. Dr. Diemer is now at Swedish Institute for Social Research.


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