Mark Partridge met with the Geographical Society of Italy to discuss spatial policy making and to bridge gaps between researchers in geography and economics. He also presented "Central Place Theory: New Wine for Old Bottles" at La Sapienza University in Rome.
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.
AEDE had a strong presence at the 5th Annual Midwest Graduate Student Summit on Regional, Population, Health, & Environmental (RPHE) Economics, held April 13th and 14th at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
At the 51st Southern Regional Science Association (SRSA) Meeting, held March 21-25 in Charlotte, NC, graduate student Amanda Weinstein presented her work titled, "Shale Gas Booms and Local Labor Market Restructuring."
Elena Irwin gave the J.W. Fanning Lecture at the Department of Agricultural Economics at University of Georgia on January 20, 2012. She presented joint work with Jill Clark entitled “The Implications of the Housing Bust and Other Recent Trends for Urban, Suburban, and Exurban Growth.” The annual J.W. Fanning lecture is sponsored by the Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia.
AEDE was well represented at the North American Regional Science Council conference in Miami, Florida, held November 9-12.
Alessandra Faggian and Heather Stephens organized 9 special sessions on economic development that were some of the most attended sessions at the conference. A number of papers from these sessions will form a special issue of the International Regional Science Review will be co-edited by Faggian and Stephens.