Prof. Andrés Rodríguez-Pose (Great Britain) 3.12.2019

The Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences of the Adam Mickiewicz University and the City of Poznań invite you to an open lecture which will be given by Prof. Andrés Rodríguez-Pose on "The geography of EU discontent". The lecture will take place on 3 Dec. 2019 at 10 a.m. in room 21, the building of Collegium Geographicum of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, ul. Krygowskiego 10.

Andrés Rodríguez-Pose is a Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics, where he was the Head of the Department of Geography and Environment between 2006 and 2009. In addition, he has held positions in many scientific organisations: President of the Regional Science Association International in 2015-2017, Vice-President of RSAI in 2014, as well as Vice-President (2012-2013) and Secretary (2001-2005) of the European Regional Science Association.

Professor Rodriguez-Pose has been conducting research on regional growth and inequalities, fiscal and political decentralisation, regional institutions, regional innovations, migration as well as development policies and strategies for many years. His research is widely known and cited in academic circles, and has often been used by practitioners as well as politicians and decision makers. He has held advisory functions in: Directorates of the European Commission, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the World Bank (WB), the Cities Alliance (CA), the OECD, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Development Bank of Latin American. He supervised work on a major report of the World Bank and the Cities Alliance (WB-CA) "Understanding your Local Economy." He also frequently acts as a consultant for governments. He is employed at the University of Stavanger (Norway), and has also been a visiting professor at a number of higher education institutions: College of Europe (Belgium), Cambridge (Great Britain), Hanover (Germany), and the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain). In 2018, he received the ERSA 2018 Prize in Regional Science, which is said to be the highest prize in this discipline. He is the holder of the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant and the prestigious Royal Society-Wolfson Research Merit Award. Other past academic awards include the Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship, the Philip Leverhulme Award, and the Royal Geographic Society Gill Memorial Award. In 2019, he received Doctorates conferred honoris causa from the Utrecht University in the Netherlands and the Jönköping University in Sweden.

He is the author of several books and over 180 scientific articles, and sits on the editorial boards of over 30 scientific journals. His works have been cited nearly 20,000 times.

Field: social sciences, socio-economic geography

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