AEDE's Alessandra Faggian was recently chosen by the European Commission to serve as one of five judges for the European Capital of Innovation 2014 contest, which awards the iCapital prize. The contest, which grants the winning city 500,000 euros to commit to its innovation efforts, aims to create a network of cities who can share their innovation concepts for growing the Europe of the future.
Ohio State’s C. William Swank Program in Rural-Urban Policy, which is overseen by AEDE’s Mark Partridge, recently held its biannual meeting of advisory committee members. The meeting focused on the theme of food insecurity in Ohio, and in particular, examined food access issues for Ohioans since the last recession.
Mark Partridge, Ohio State’s C. William Swank Chair in Rural-Urban Policy, recently offered policymakers a 2014 Ohio and national economic forecast. In his forecast, Partridge said that at a national level he anticipates that the economy will continue to improve, albeit slowly, as it has since the recession ended in mid-2009.
Maintaining its strong presence in the field of regional economics, AEDE recently sent a dozen faculty members and doctoral students to Atlanta, Georgia for the 60th annual North American meeting of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI). Dr. Mark Partridge and Wendong Zhang received awards at the event.
This summer many AEDE faculty members travelled abroad for teaching and research collaboration opportunities. One country in particular, the People’s Republic of China, hosted visits from several AEDE faculty members working in the fields of development and regional economics.
Amanda Weinstein, AEDE 2013 PhD graduate, was recently awarded the M. Jarvin Emerson Student Paper Competition Award for her paper, “Labor Market Restructuring in the Shale Boom”, at the 2013 Mid-Continent Regional Science Association (MCRSA) Conference in Kansas City, Missouri.
At the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Science Association (SRSA), which was held from April 4-6 in Washington D.C., Dr. Mark Partridge, AEDE Professor and C. William Swank Chair in Rural-Urban Policy, was named a SRSA Fellow.