Professor Bernard Fingleton, Director of Research in the Department of Land Economy, was awarded the EIB-ERSA Prize in Regional Science at the 56th European Regional Science Association (ERSA) Congress in Vienna, Austria. The award, which includes a 10,000 Euro prize, is presented yearly to recognise the outstanding contributions of scholars to the field of regional science.
The award commended Prof Fingleton’s achievements, including applied spatial econometrics, addressing urban and regional as well as national global problems. The Jury particularly acknowledged Prof Fingleton’s contributions to theoretical and empirical spatial economics, as well as his work as editor-in-chief of the journal “Spatial Economic Analysis” and as an advisor to various international organisations, including the European Commission and the World Bank.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute is an institutional partner of ERSA. Francisco de Paula Coelho, Dean of the EIB Institute, commented: “A balanced development of the European Union is the oldest operational priority of the European Investment Bank. This is why the EIB has been supporting research in the field of regional science by funding the EIB-ERSA prize awarded to eminent academics such as Professor Bernard Fingleton, whose lifetime work has contributed to a better understanding and promotion of regional science.”
For more information, see the press release from the ERSA.
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