Assistant Professor – Tenure Track Faculty Positions in Urban Planning and Public Policy

Rutgers is looking to hire a tenure track faculty position in Urban Planning and Public Policy.  See link below.

https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/76029

Tenured Professor Position in Regional Science

Cornell University

Department of City and Regional Planning

Tenured Professor Position in Regional Science

The Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University invites applications for a tenured faculty appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor to begin in July 2019.  Applicants at the rank of Assistant Professor with advanced standing will also be considered. 

Walter Isard defined regional science as a discipline concerned with “the careful and patient study of social problems with regional or spatial dimensions, employing diverse combinations of analytical and empirical research.”  Applicants for this position should hold a Ph.D. in regional science or an allied field—e.g., planning, urban and regional economics, agricultural or environmental economics, economic geography, civil engineering, demography, developmental sociology, transportation science, or spatial analytics. We seek applicants with strong publication records in regional science journals and experience teaching core courses in regional science—e.g., industrial location theory, economic impact analysis, CGE modeling, agent-based modeling, or spatial statistical analysis—as well as a course in methods of planning analysis.  Applicants should have a record of regular attendance at meetings of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI). It is expected that the successful applicant will become a member of the Graduate Field of Regional Science. The faculty of the Graduate Field includes 25 members from eight academic departments in five colleges of the University.   A successful candidate will provide leadership in, and help shape the future of, the Graduate Field of Regional Science at Cornell, and advise both graduate and undergraduate students. 

Cornell’s Department of City and Regional Planning (CRP) is a top-ranked planning department with a progressive mission. Our goal in teaching, research, and public engagement is to promote vibrant communities, urban sustainability, and social equity, especially giving attention to race, class, gender and sexual orientation.  The department has 130 undergraduate majors (BS-Urban and Regional Studies), 110 master’s degree students in programs in City and Regional Planning (accredited MRP), Historic Preservation Planning (MA), and Regional Science (MA and MS), and 35 Ph.D. students in City and Regional Planning and Regional Science. The Department, with a full-time faculty of 15, draws students from across the U.S. and the world and is one of the premier programs for U.S. and international planning. The Department is in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, which is committed to advancing scholarship in the art and science of place-making and urban design by providing a supportive, resource-rich context for collaborative studies both within the unit and across the university. Demonstrating this commitment, CRP supports dual degrees with Cornell programs in Landscape Architecture and Real Estate.

The Department of City and Regional Planning, and the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities and genders. Cornell is a recognized employer and educator for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Cornell University also seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches. Visit http://www.unyherc.org/home/index.cfm?site id=671 to see positions available in higher education in the upstate New York area.

Please submit your curriculum vitae, letter of intent, research and teaching statements, writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names of at least three references electronically to Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11824. The application materials should provide evidence of high-quality research and creative practice through publishing, grantsmanship, excellence in teaching and advising, as well as professional or consultative experience in urban or regional environments in the U.S. and internationally. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning November 15, 2018 until we identify a pool of qualified candidates for the position.  Further information about Cornell, the department, and CRP students, alumni, and faculty may be found at http://www.crp.cornell.edu/

Assistant Professor Position Urban Economics Wageningen

The new and ambitious Urban Economics group at Wageningen University, the Netherlands, has opened a position for an assistant professor (tenure track). We are looking for an urban/regional economist, or an economic geographer with an interest in the urban area and with possible spillovers to other areas of emphasis in the group, including behavioral economics and health economics. The Urban Economics group aims to explore the potential of people in cities to improve wellbeing (micro focus), as well as the interactions of cities with rural areas (macro focus) to build a more sustainable future. Our group is positioned in a unique way to translate insights from the food, agri, energy and environmental domains to the urban context.

The link: https://www.wur.nl/en/vacancy/Assistant-Professor-Urban-Economics-Tenure-Track.htm

Position Opening Data Analytics Analyst II JP Morgan Chase

JP Morgan Chase have an opening for a Data Analytics Analyst II. More details can be found here – https://jpmchase.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=180054792.

Special Issue on Housing Unaffordability – Call for Papers

Housing has become increasingly expensive in many urban centres around the world, creating a global economic problem with no easy policy solutions. Housing unaffordability has a pervasive influence on many aspects of economic life. It impacts intergenerational equity, affects retirement decisions, labour mobility and immigration, and raises major policy challenges at both local and national government levels.

This Special Issue will be devoted to addressing these questions using evidence based economic analysis. We welcome research on all aspects of this global economic problem, including its causes, consequences, and policy responses, as well as methodological approaches to its study and empirical analysis.

For more detail and relevant deadlines, see http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/bes/rnzp-si-housing-unaffordability

Call for Book Chapters: ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEMS MEET INNOVATION SYSTEMS

Call for Book Chapters

ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEMS MEET INNOVATION SYSTEMS

Editors: Alexandra Tsvetkova, Jana Schmutzler, Rhiannon Pugh

Preliminary approval received from Edward Elgar Publishers for an edited book

In a new edited book we seek to explore the similarities and differences between the Innovation Systems (IS) and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems (EE) approaches in their treatment of common research topics. Our broader goals are (1) to advance the discourse by bridging the two research traditions through the lessons one perspective can learn from the other and (2) to expand the frontiers of current knowledge by encouraging research into previously unexplored areas.

To this end, we invite extended abstract submissions for empirical, theoretical and review chapters that try to bridge the literatures on innovation systems (IS) or entrepreneurial ecosystems (EE) within the blocks of topics listed below.

Block I – Bridging the IS and EE perspectives: papers that bridge the IS and EE perspectives:

  • theoretical contributions, which – by combining the two approaches – advance our current knowledge;
  • critical reviews of the literature that explore similarities, differences, limitations and areas of overlap;
  • any other types of contributions that fall within this area, e.g. explorations of various topics made explicitly from the two

Block II – Sustainable development and inclusive growth: empirical research which explores – from the IS or EE perspectives:

  • the ways entrepreneurship and innovation contribute and shape sustainable development and inclusive growth;
  • social innovation and social entrepreneurship;
  • responsible innovation and responsible entrepreneurship;
  • possible limitations of the EE or IS perspectives to adequately explain any topics listed above.

Block III – The informal economy: empirical contributions that adopt systems approach to the study of:

  • the informal sector in general;
  • frugal innovation;
  • informal entrepreneurship and informal innovation.

Submission, review and publication

Please submit extended chapter abstracts (800-1,000 words) together with a full list of contributors and a tentative title to Alexandra Tsvetkova (tsvetkova.1@osu.edu) no later than Sunday, August 19th, 2018.  The title, the list of authors, their affiliations and references (if any) are excluded from the word count.

The editors will screen all submissions for clarity, relevance and expected contribution to the book theme. Acceptance notifications will be sent out on September 3, 2018; chapter submission deadline is January 13th, 2019. We have discussed the book plan with an Edward Elgar editor and received a preliminary approval. We expect to sign a book contract in October 2018 with expected publication in Fall 2019 –Winter 2010.

A detailed call for chapter submissions can be found here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/s95bqsoy4wggelm/Call%20for%20book%20chapters%20EE%20meet%20IS%20final.pdf?dl=0

 

The winner of the Eighteenth Annual Benjamin H. Stevens Graduate Fellowship

Daniel Crown of the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, The Ohio State University, to Receive the Eighteenth Annual Benjamin H. Stevens Graduate Fellowship in Regional Science

Daniel Crown, a Ph.D. candidate in agricultural, environmental, and development economics at The Ohio State University has been selected as the winner of the Eighteenth Annual Benjamin H. Stevens Graduate Fellowship in Regional Science. The Fellowship will provide a 2018–19 Academic Year stipend of $30,000 to support Mr. Crown in his dissertation research entitled, “Foreign-Born Graduates and Innovation at Domestic Institutions: Evidence from an Australian Skilled Graduate Visa Program.”

The research will investigate the effect of a unique Australian skilled visa program on the innovative output of domestic research institutions. The visa program grants foreign-born graduates temporary residency, post-graduation, and is one potential pathway to permanent residency.  The results will be of interest to policymakers around the world as they consider implementing or refining skilled immigration policies.

Mr. Crown’s doctoral research is supervised by Professor Mark Partridge, Swank Chair in Rural-Urban Policy at Ohio State.

Chair of the Selection Committee, Mario Polèse, Emeritus Professor at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique-Urbanisation, Université du Québec, details why Daniel Crown’s proposal stood out among an extremely strong field of 36 candidates for the 2018 competition:

“Daniel’s proposal topic goes to the heart of one the main conceptual and empirical challenges in regional science: measuring knowledge spill-overs between skilled workers. Does the presence of skilled workers, foreign-born graduates in this instance, boost the productivity of other workers and, by the same token, their propensity to innovate? To answer the question, Daniel combines a unique dataset, drawn from Australian administrative files, for the full population of approved skilled visa applicants with institution-level data on innovation and start-ups. The use of micro-data allows Daniel to follow the mechanics by which the presence, after graduation, of foreign-born graduates in Australian universities influences the innovative output of domestic researchers.

The Selection Committee was equally impressed by the methodological rigor demonstrated by the proposal. Daniel’s empirical strategy overcomes the potential bias of high-skilled foreign-born students sorting into high-quality research institutions by the introduction of instrumental variables and the use of fixed effects regression models. His preliminary findings, reported in the proposal, show a positive impact on the productivity of domestic researchers.

Finally, the policy-relevance of Daniels’s research requires little comment in a period in which immigration and its presumed impacts are high on the political agenda, not only in North America but around the world.”

In addition to selecting the Fellowship recipient, the Selection Committee identified three applicants as meriting special recognition as Finalists in the 18th Annual Competition: Wanyang Hu, Department of Urban Planning, UCLA, supervised by Rui Wang; Luke Petach, Department of Economics, Colorado State University, supervised by Stephan Weiler; and Seva Rodnyansky, Urban Planning and Development Ph.D. Program, University of Southern California, supervised by Marlon Boarnet.

The Fellowship is awarded in memory of Dr. Benjamin H. Stevens, an intellectual leader whose selfless devotion to graduate students as teacher, advisor, mentor, and friend continues to have a profound impact on the field of regional science. Fundraising efforts to increase the Fellowship’s endowment are ongoing. Donations should be sent to: The Stevens Fellowship Fund, First Financial Bank, Attn. Trust Department, 1205 S. Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820 USA. Checks should be drawn to The Stevens Fellowship Fund. Donations may also be made by credit card through the NARSC website at www.narsc.org/newsite/donations2.php.

This most recent Stevens Fellowship competition was judged by a Selection Committee composed of: Daoqin Tong, Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University; Elena Irwin, Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, The Ohio State University; Mario Polèse, Urban and Regional Economics, Université du Québec, Chair; Amanda Weinstein, Economics, The University of Akron; and Elizabeth Mack, Geography, Michigan State University. The Stevens Fellowship Committee administrates the Stevens Fellowship Fund on behalf of the North American Regional Science Council; its members are: Tony Smith, Chair; David Plane, Secretary; Michael Lahr, Treasurer; Janet Kohlhase; and Neil Reid, Executive Director of NARSC.

The Committee thanks the 36 students who entered the competition in 2018, as well as their dissertation supervisors. Faculty at all North American Ph.D. programs related to the interdisciplinary field of Regional Science are urged to encourage their best students to apply for the Nineteenth Annual Stevens Graduate Regional Science Fellowship. The winning student’s dissertation research in the field of Regional Science will be supported during the 2019–2020 year with a one-year stipend of $30,000. The application deadline is February 15, 2019. Full submission guidelines will be posted at www.narsc.org/newsite/awards-prizes/stevens-graduate-fellowship/.

The Stan Czamanski Prize

The Stan Czamanski Prize
Deadline: March 31, 2018 (contact: lschintl@gmu.edu)

The Stan Czamanski Prize is awarded by the Regional Science Association International in memory of Professor Stan Czamanski, an early recipient of a Ph.D. in regional science (1963), a member of the University of Pennsylvania regional science faculty (1963-1966), a member of the regional science faculty of Cornell University (1966-1988), and a past- president of the Regional Science Association (1975-1976).

The annual prize is awarded to author of the best Ph.D. dissertation proposal judged to exemplify the philosophy and approach of Professor Czamanski, as described below.

  1. The US$1,000 prize is awarded to the student and a plaque to the student’s advisor.
  2. The selection will be made by a panel of three persons: a senior and long-standing member of the regional science

    community, a representative of the field of Regional Science at Cornell and a member of the RSAI Council.

  3. Students writing dissertations on problems in regional science from around the world are invited to enter the

    competition, in the spirit of Stan’s all-embracing philosophy.
    To be eligible, the dissertation proposal must have been defended and approved during the past 12 months.

    Each applicant will submit the following:

  1. A statement in six pages or less that clearly sets out the research question(s) and issues to be addressed, approach to be used, and product expected from the dissertation research. The six-page limit is exclusive of references, tables and figures. This text and references should be in 12 point or larger font and single-spaced. In addition, a summary (maximum one page) describing the intellectual merit of the proposed research and why the proposed approach may be regarded as implementing Professor Czamanski’s philosophy and approach, as described below.
  2. A curriculum vita of no more than two pages.
  3. Copies of the candidate’s transcripts for all graduate study. Unofficial copies are acceptable.
  4. A separate, confidential letter from the dissertation supervisor assessing the quality and significance of the proposed

    dissertation research.

    Philosophy and Research Approach of Professor Stan Czamanski

    In his Introduction to Regional Science (Prentice-Hall, 1975, p. 2), Walter Isard wrote:
    “In brief, regional science as a discipline concerns the careful and patient study of social problems with regional or spatial dimensions, employing diverse combinations of analytical and empirical research.”

    Professor Czamanski’s research exemplified the analysis of social and economic problems with regional and spatial dimensions. In doing so, he chose judiciously the right combination of analytical and empirical research methods from his tool box to address the specific issue at hand.
    Dissertation proposals submitted for the Stan Czamanski Prize will be judged with regard to how the student proposes to bring an appropriate combination of analytical and empirical methods to bear on a social and economic problem with spatial or regional dimensions, and how this combination of methods is expected to deliver greater insights into the problem in question.

RSAI-GSSI Summer Workshop: “The Geography of craft beer brewing and consumption: local entrepreneurialism and tourism development”

Next July 5th-6th  the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), Social Sciences Unit, in cooperation with the Regional Science Association International (RSAI), the North American Regional Science Association (NARSC) and the University of Toledo (Ohio, USA) will organize the RSAI-GSSI Summer Workshop “The Geography of craft beer brewing and consumption: local entrepreneurialism and tourism development”.  

The event is intended to provide a unique opportunity to pre-doctoral students and early career scholars (Associate Professors or below) to actively participate in a 2-day workshop focused on the role that craft breweries can play in economic and tourism development at a variety of scales – neighbourhood, city, and regional. The last session of the workshop will be dedicated to the pre-doctoral students, who will have a chance to present their research topics and receive feedback from internationally renowned Professors and early career scholars working on similar topics. In addition to that, two relevant case studies will be presented by local entrepreneurs: Apecchio and L’Aquila. Located in the Marche region of Italy, Apecchio is the home to three craft breweries and has used their existence to leverage the village’s tourism industry. L’Aquila is home to two craft brewery (Anbra – Anonima Brasseria Aquilana, and Alkibia).

Moreover, the students will have the chance to meet and exchange ideas with the 30 Ph.D. candidates currently enrolled in the “Urban Studies and Regional Science” program at GSSI and 7 postdocs, in an international, multidisciplinary and stimulating environment. GSSI, in collaboration with RSAI and NARSC, will offer 10 scholarships to 2nd or 3rd year doctoral students for an intensive, two-day program with in-depth working sessions on topics related to the practical and theoretical significance of craft-beer brewing in regional development and on local entrepreneurialism.

The final aim of this workshop is to provide 10 pre-doctoral and 10 early career scholars (associate professors or below) working on similar research topics with a chance to create a research network on this growing area of research. Favouring informal knowledge exchange (during lunches, social events and a craft beer tasting event) will be an integral part of the workshop. We also plan a number of follow-up activities. These include a special issue of a refereed academic journal and the organization of special sessions at regional science conferences such as NARSC and ERSA.

Program:

The Workshop format is a 2-day meeting. It includes time for research, discussion and paper presentations – combining conventional parallel workshop sessions, plenary sessions and keynote speeches, where the participants can present their current research projects.

 

More specifically, the program of activities includes:

  • [Day 1 afternoon] – Keynote lectures: Jo Swinnen (KU Leuven), Martin Stack (Rockhurst University).

Lectures by Neil Reid (University of Toledo) and Maria Giulia Pezzi (Gran Sasso Science Institute).

Panel Discussion: City Councillor of Apecchio, Owner of Anbra Brewery/Alkibia, Jo Swinnen, and Martin Stack

Beer tasting event and social dinner

  • [Day 2 morning] – Pre-doctoral students’ presentations on their current research topics, and general discussion

Lunch

  • [Day 2 afternoon] – Parallel workshop sessions, concluding [Harvesting] session

 

Pre-doctoral students will be offered:

– free participation (no fees);

– shared accommodation and meals;

– travel reimbursement up to:

€200 for Italian students

€300 for European students

€500 for students coming from the rest of the world

Early career researchers [Associate Professors and below] will be offered with a number of travel bursaries up to 200€. Details on how to apply will follow shortly.

 

Call for papers:

The global brewing industry is experiencing dramatic change. The hegemony of large multinational brewing conglomerates such as AB InBev, Heineken, and Carlsberg is being challenged. The challenge comes from thousands of small-scale, locally owned, craft breweries. While craft beer’s popularity is most advanced in North America, Europe, and Australasia, craft breweries are also appearing in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The growth of craft beer’s popularity is driven by the millennial demographic (18-35 year olds) who are demanding greater variety in terms of the style, flavour, and strength of the beer that they drink. Another component driving craft beer’s success is the growing neolocalism movement, which has manifest itself in growing demand for products made by local producers. Across both North America and Europe, a number of places recognize the potential of craft breweries to contribute to local and regional economic development. In many American cities, for example, craft breweries have emerged as vital pieces in the jigsaw of revitalizing older distressed neighbourhoods (e.g., the Ohio City neighbourhood in Cleveland, Ohio). As the popularity of craft beer grows, a new phenomenon, beer tourism, has emerged. Beer tourism involves visiting breweries, beer festivals, and beer museums. As beer tourism increases in popularity, more places have developed strategies to market their breweries, beer festivals, and beer museums with the goal of attracting more beer tourists. At both the city and regional scales, for example, Ale-trails have developed to promote breweries, not as stand-alone businesses, but as a network of breweries that beer tourists can visit over the period of an afternoon, evening, or weekend. Beer festivals are also an increasingly popular way to attract beer tourists to a region. Beer festivals last anywhere between two to three hours to two to three days. Examples include The

Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado, USA, Joburg Fest in Johannesburg, South Africa, and the Birmingham Beer Bash in Birmingham, UK. Some festivals, such as the Alogastronomia Festival in Apecchio, Italy include locally produced beer as an integral part of a broader festival that displays and promotes local food.

In focusing on relevant case studies we are able to shed light on The Geography of craft beer brewing and consumption: local entrepreneurialism and tourism development”, representative topics shall include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Craft beer tourism: issues, assets and future perspectives
  • Craft beer tourism: local entrepreneurialism, branding and sense of place
  • Craft beer tourism and brewery districts: a path for urban/rural regeneration?
  • Craft beer tourists: consumption habits, attitudes, impact and motivations

How to apply:

Pre-doctoral Students:

The deadline for applications is March 31st 2018.

Complete application should include:

  1. CV (maximum two pages)
  2. Title of the research project and an extended abstract (1500 words including contribution,

theoretical framework, empirical approach and/or first results)

  1. One reference letter from Ph.D. thesis advisors/supervisors

Applications must be sent to socialsciencesgssi@gmail.com with the following email subject: “Application

RSAI-GSSI Summer Workshop”

Applications that are not complete will not be considered.

Selected candidates will be notified by April 20th 2018. Final ranking will be also published on GSSI website.

Early Career Scholars:

The deadline for applications is March 31st 2018.

Complete application should include:

  1. Title of the presented paper and an extended abstract (1500 words including contribution, theoretical framework, empirical approach and/or first results)

Applications must be sent to socialsciencesgssi@gmail.com with the following email subject: “Application

RSAI-GSSI Summer Workshop”

Applications that are not complete will not be considered.

Selected contributions will be notified via email by April 20th 2018.

Call for Applications – THE BENJAMIN H. STEVENS 2018–2019 GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP IN REGIONAL SCIENCE

Call for Applications

THE BENJAMIN H. STEVENS 2018–2019
GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP IN REGIONAL SCIENCE

Graduate students enrolled in Ph.D. programs in North America are encouraged to apply for the Eighteenth Benjamin H. Stevens Graduate Fellowship in Regional Science, administered by the North American Regional Science Council of the Regional Science Association International (NARSC-RSAI). This Fellowship, in support of dissertation research in Regional Science, is awarded annually in memory of Dr. Benjamin H. Stevens, an intellectual leader whose selfless devotion to graduate students as teacher, advisor, mentor, and friend had a profound impact on the field. Regional Science is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the theory and method of urban and regional phenomena. Regional Scientists apply theoretical and empirical frameworks and methods of the social and other sciences, as well as develop new ones specifically for regional analysis and policy.

Eligible students should have completed all degree requirements except for their dissertation by the time the Fellowship commences. A requirement of the Fellowship is that the recipient has no duties other than dissertation research during the Fellowship, although the recipient may hold other fellowships concurrently. Applications from students working in any area or any Ph.D. program are welcome as long as their dissertation research addresses a research question in Regional Science.

The Fellowship consists of a stipend in the amount of $30,000 (U.S.), paid over a twelve-month period. Applications for the 2018–2019 Fellowship should be sent electronically by the applicant to the Selection Committee Chair, Professor Mario Polèse, mario.polese@ucs.inrs.ca by the deadline of February 15, 2018.

An application consists of the following materials:

  1. A curriculum vita of no more than two (2) pages in length.
  2. A statement in ten (10) pages or less explaining the questions and issues to be addressed, the approach to be used, and the product expected from the dissertation research, preceded by a summary (1-page maximum) describing the intellectual merit of the proposed research, and the broader impacts that may result. The 10-page limit is inclusive of references, but exclusive of tables and figures. This text should be in 12-point or larger font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins; references may be single-spaced.
  3. Copies of the candidate’s transcripts for all graduate study. Unofficial copies are acceptable.

In addition, the dissertation supervisor shall provide a confidential letter sent separately as an attachment from her/his email account with the student’s name in the subject line to Professor Mario Polèse. In the letter the supervisor should assess the quality and significance of the proposed dissertation research, specify the current state of progress toward the candidate’s degree and provide a commitment by the dissertation supervisor to obtain a tuition waiver for the candidate for the year of the Fellowship. A condition of the Fellowship is the granting of a tuition waiver for the year of the Fellowship by the university, or equivalent payment of the student’s tuition.

Applications should be emailed to Professor Mario Polèse at mario.polese@ucs.inrs.ca. Questions may also be sent to him at mario.polese@ucs.inrs.ca. For information about the North American Regional Science Council (NARSC), go to www.narsc.org. For information about the Regional Science Association International (RSAI), go to www.regionalscience.org.

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