Mark Partridge co-organized the first International Workshop on Regional, Urban and Spatial Economics in China held at Jinan University in Guangzhou, China June 15-16. Mark gave the keynote speech, "Space Matters: The China and U.S. Case." It was attended by 50 academics and will be held next year in Beijing at Peking University.
Mark also presented "Do We Need Place-Based Policy in the Rural Economy?" at the INRA (Institut national de la recherché agronomique) Symposium in France, June 19-21 and "The Power of Entrepreneurship and Knowledge in Rebranding the Midwest" at the Midwest Governors Association at the Riffe Center in Columbus, OH on June 27, 2012.