Alessandra Faggian is a Professor at the Ohio State University, AED Economics Department and co-editor of Papers in Regional Science.
Dr. Faggian’s research interests lie in the field of Regional and Urban Economics, Demography, Labour Economics and Economics of Education. Her publications cover a wide range of topics including migration, human capital, labour markets, creativity and local innovation and growth. She has co-authored over 60 academic publications (of which 38 in referred journals). Her articles appeared in journals such as Oxford Economics Papers, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Geography, Feminist Economics, Geoforum, Regional Studies, Papers in Regional Science and the Journal of Regional Science. Her work has been cited over 1,700 times in Google Scholar and 640 times in ISI. Her 2005 article published in Regional Studies was ranked 10th among the most-cited articles between 2010 and 2013.
She is co-editor of Papers in Regional Science and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Regional Science and Regional Studies, Regional Science. In 2013, she was appointed by the European Commission as one five jurors to select the European Capital of Innovation 2014 (iCapital Award).
In 2015 Prof. Faggian was awarded the North American Regional Science Hewings Award for outstanding contribution in regional science by a junior scholar. In 2007 she was awarded the Moss Madden Memorial Medal by the Regional Science Association International: Irish and British section (RSAIBIS) for the best paper published in the year 2006. In 2008 she was awarded an ESRC Fellowship in conjunction with the Department of Education and Learning to investigate the impact of the introduction of higher education tuition fees in Northern Ireland. She has been Treasurer of the RSAIBIS between 2009 and 2012. In 2010, she was elected councillor-at-large of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI). In 2012, she also became a member of the Board of Directors of the Western Regional Science Association (WRSA) and she was elected councillor-at-large for the North American Regional Science Council (NARSC).