The North American Regional Science Council is pleased to announce Mark Partridge as co-recipient of the 2013 David Boyce award for service to Regional Science. Mark Partridge completed his PhD in in Economics in 1991 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After academic appointments at the University of Montana, Georgia Southern University and St. Cloud University he was appointed as the Canada Research Chair in the New Rural Economy and Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Saskatchewan. In 2006 he moved to the Ohio State University, where he is the C. William Swank Chair in Rural-Urban Policy and Professor of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics.
He is one of the world’s most published scholars in the fields of community and regional economics, regional economic development and growth, poverty and spatial modeling of the rural-urban interface. He is co-author with Dan Rickman of a major book on the geography of American poverty published by the W.E. Upjohn Institute. He has consulted with OECD, the European Commission, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and has testified before both the U.S. Congress and the Canadian Parliament on regional issues.
Mark Partridge has provided exceptional service the Regional Science as a journal editor. He has been co-editor of the Journal of Regional Science since 2007 and managing editor since 2010. He is also co-editor of Springer Briefs in Regional Science and serves on the editorial boards of Handbook of Regional Science, Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences, Annals of Regional Science, Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, Growth and Change, Region et Developpment, and Review of Regional Studies. In 2005 he was President of the Southern Regional Science Association and 2013 he was appointed as a Fellow of the Southern Regional Science Association.