The North American Regional Science Council is pleased to announce Laurent Gobillon as the recipient of the Geoffrey J.D. Hewings Award for 2013. Laurent Gobillon received his Ph. D. from Ecole Nationale des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). Paris in 2002 and Habitation from University of Aix-Marseille II in 2010. He is currently a full time researcher at Institut National d’Etudes Démographiques (INED) in Paris. He is also an associate researcher at the Paris School of Economics and a research affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research in Washington DC.
His research interests include housing, migrations, local labour markets, spatial mismatch, applied econometrics, health, and gender discrimination. He has numerous refereed publications in top economics and regional science journals and books on a range of topics including agglomeration; housing and location choice; skills, job search and spatial mismatch; and a variety of policy topics including local taxation, enterprise zones and housing subsidies. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Regional Science and a member of the editorial board of Journal of Housing Economics.