AEDE and Ohio State faculty and students took home multiple prestigious awards at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the North American Regional Science Council (NARSC). The meetings were held in Montreal, Canada from November 9 through the 12th and featured research presentations by AEDE faculty, students and alumni as well as scholars from around the globe on various topics related to regional science and economics.
AEDE Professor Dr. Mark Partridge was recognized for outstanding mentorship to students in regional science with the Roger R. Stough Outstanding Mentor Award. This award is named in honor of Professor Roger R Stough who was a renowned scholar and contributorto the development of Regional Science. This award recongizes regional scientists who have been exceptional mentors to students, junior faculty members and underrepresented populations and communities over a lifelong career.
AEDE PhD students Sowon Kim and Yixuan Wang, along with Post Doctoral Fellow Seung-Hun Chung took home first prize in NARSC Graduate Student-Led Paper Competition. Sowon Kim and Seung-Hun Chung are advised by Dr. Mark Partridge and Yixuan Wang is advised by AEDE professor Dr. Elena Irwin. Their paper is titled: "The Impact of Wildfires on Regional Economy - Evidence from Oregon."
In addition to AEDE faculty and students, Ohio State professor Dr. Zhenhua Chen received the Geoffrey J.D Hewings Award. Named in honor of Professor Geoffrey J.D Hewings who over the years introduced numerous graduate students to Regional Science and mentored them as young scholars, this award recognizes distinguished contributions to Regional Science research by scholars who have recently completed doctoral studies.
Finally, Ohio State Economics graduate student Guanting Yi won first prize in the NARSC Graduate-Student-Authored Paper Competition for the paper titled "Discrimination in Restaurant Patronage at the Onset of the Covid Pandemic".
Congratulations to all of the AEDE and the Ohio State award winners who were recognized at the annual meeting this year for their outstanding research and mentorship in the field of regional science and economics.