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Alessandra Faggian Appointed Co-Editor of Papers in Regional Science

Nov. 18, 2012

AEDE Associate Professor Alessandra Faggian was recently appointed Co-Editor of the academic journal Papers in Regional Science. In this role, Dr. Faggian will focus on regional science research related to the Americas.

Dr. Faggian’s research interests lie in the fields of regional and urban economics, demography, labor economics and the economics of education. Her publications cover a wide range of topics including migration, human capital, labor markets, creativity and local innovation and growth.

Papers in Regional Science is published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI). RSAI is comprised of an international community of scholars who are interested in the regional impacts of national and global processes of economic and social change. RSAI was founded in 1954 and is the premier organization in the field of regional science.

Papers in Regional Science publishes content that makes new contributions to theory, methods and models in the field of urban and regional science. The journal focuses on topics such as behavioral modeling of location, transportation, migration decisions, land use and urban development, inter-industry analysis, environmental and ecological analysis, resource management, urban and regional policy analysis, geographical information systems, and spatial statistics. In 2011, Papers in Regional Science, for the third consecutive year, was one of the most cited regional science journals according to Thomson Reuters’ annual Journal Citation Report. Also in 2011, Thomson Reuters ranked the journal as the 74th most cited economic journal in a field of 320 competitors.

Of particular importance regarding the announcement of Dr. Faggian’s Co-Editorship of Papers in Regional Science, is that with this appointment the two most popular academic journals in the field of regional science – Papers in Regional Science and the Journal of Regional Science – are now both co-edited by AEDE faculty members, as Mark Partridge, AEDE Professor and Swank Chair in Rural-Urban Policy, is Co-Editor of the Journal of Regional Science. This is an unprecedented event and is a testament to the outstanding strength of AEDE’s work and expertise in the study of regional and urban economics.

November 19, 2012