News & Notes
- April 2016 News:
The conference at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington was very well
attended, with 163 attendees, 145 paper presentations, and 18 other
speakers in various panel discussions. Click here for pictures from the conference, along with information about award winners.
- February, 2016: The Review of Regional Studies had just published its first issue of 2016, click here to read the new articles.
- July, 2015 News: The Review of Regional Studies has recently published
two new issues, the latest of which (44(3)) is a special issue from the
Spatial Econometric Association. Also, back issues from 1988-1990 are
now scanned and online.
- April 2015 News: The
Conference in Mobile was very well attended. We had nearly 100
attendees. George Akpandjar of the University of Mississippi won the
Moriarty Graduate Student Award, and Randy Jackson delivere his Fellows
Address, Are Industry Clusters and Diversity Strange Bedfellows?
- May, 2014 News: The Review of Regional Studies is scanning and posting old print issues online. You can always view these and all back issues by going to www.srsa.org/rrs and clicking "Archives". So far, we have scanned and posted the print issues from 1991-2002. We just posted the 1991-1995 issues. For a list of all of these articles and authors, click here.
- April, 2014 News:
The San Antonio Conference was a big hit! With well over 100 attendees
and papers, a great time was had by all. Outgoing president Mike
Lahr gave his address, raising many interesting research challenges for
regional scientists. In addition to a session on publishing
with editors from The Review of Regional Studies, Journal of Regional
Science, Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences, Growth and Change,
and Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, we gave several awards:
- James P. LeSage was named a Fellow, and gave a talk on the current state of the art of Spatial Econometric Modeling
Manic (University of South Carolina) and Zheng Tian (West Virginia
University) were awarded from the Barry M. Moriarty Graduate Paper
- Zhenhua Chen was awarded the Miernyk Medal for Research Excellence for Junior Faculty
Pinto was given the William Schaffer Award for Distinguished Service to
the SRSA (and also named incoming president and 2015 program chair.)
September, 2013 News:
The Review of Regional Studies 42(3)
is now online.
This issue features articles authored by Steven Deller, Judy
Stallmann, Kenichi Tamegawa, and may others! Several articles
focus on regional fiscal policy and/or regional economic
impacts. Click the link to go to read new articles. www.srsa.org/rrs
- The 2013 Conference in Washington, DC
was a big success. Dan Rickman gave his combined Presidential/Fellows
address investigating the case for Oklahoma to follow Texas' taxation
policies. Mark Partridge gave his Fellows address on Regional Science's
insights in helping understand the current "Jobs Crisis."
February, 2013 News:
The Review of Regional Studies 42(2)
is now online. This is a special issue edited by Nancy White on Shale Energy and Fracking-related issues. Click the link to go to
read new articles.
January, 2013 News:
The Review of Regional Studies 42(1)
is now online. Click the link to go to
read new articles, plus an obituary about Mark
Henry, written by David Barkley. Also, try out
our new Social tools, which allow easy
tweeting/Like!-ing/Google+ for articles, or for the
Oct., 2012 News:
The Review of Regional Studies 41(2,3)
is now online. Click the link to go to
read seven new fabulous articles plus three new book
reviews! Remember, this is at the NEW home of the
journal, which is Open Access-- no passwords needed.
Oct., 2012 News: 2013 Conference!
Come join us at the Key Bridge Marriott (April 4-6)
for the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional
Science Association. The conference hotel rate is $169
per night, which is available for April 3-7,
2013. Our Program Chair and President-elect is
Michael Lahr, Rutgers
University. Members of SRSA are encouraged to
organize special sessions on topics of their
E-mail with plans for your special session(s).
Please use this site to submit your title and
abstract (under Proposal Submission) and to register
for the conference. Stay in touch by visiting us on Facebook. Link
to Conference Registration Site.
After doing a great job as Book Review Editor
for the RRS, Cliff
Lipscomb has decided to step down from this
position. Let’s thank Cliff for his hard work, and
also welcome our new Book Review team!
Susane Leguizamon have
agreed to accept our invitation, and will soon be
contacting members about doing book reviews.
With support from the Southern Regional Science
Association and Bucknell University, Professor
Nancy White convened a workshop on the local
economic and community impacts of shale energy
production. Researchers largely from research
institutions in the Marcellus Shale region gathered
at Bucknell University on July 31, 2012, to share
their research. The concept of the workshop was to
uncover findings funded niether by either the energy
industry nor its opponents so that public
discussions surrounding fracking are better
informed. Researchers spent the day identifying a
variety of issues ranging from the shale industry's
impact on local roadway maintenance and financing,
its effect on nearby housing values, and its
potential impact on the health of local residents. A
special issue of The Review of Regional
Studies based on this workshop is
currently under development. See
this link for more information
about the meeting.
The Review of Regional Studies 41(1)
is now online. Click the link to go to the NEW
home of the journal, which is Open Access-- no
passwords needed. You still need an account in
order to submit a paper-- if you have reviewed any
papers in the last few years you already have an
account. Don't hesitate to
email Mike and Mark
if you encounter any difficulties or have questions.
The 2012 Conference in Charlotte, NC drew a great
crowd of 150 participants.
presented an eye-opening fellow's address on the
impacts of Shale Gas drilling in Pennsylvania, and
our Keynote plenary session presented by
(Upjohn Institute) on needed additions to Regional
Science research for policy was similarly very
Doug Woodward (South Carolina) gave an
interesting Presidential Address on Clusters and
Economic Development Initiatives in the South.
Dan Rickman (OK
State, co-editor, Growth and Change)
as incoming president, and he did a wonderful job as
here on Google+, most are courtesy of
Alexandra Tsvetkova (thanks!).
at WVU was named the winner of the the 2012
Moriarty Student Paper Competition Award,
presented at our March, 2012 meetings in Charlotte.
Her winning paper was entitled “Examining
Sub-national Hazardous Waste Flows in the United
Kingdom: A Spatial Interaction Approach".
of North Carolina A&T State University was named
co-editor of The Review of Regional Studies,
serving with Mike Lahr of Rutgers. The
Review will soon become an open access journal,
and the editors have been working hard to get the journal
Mark S. Henry, SRSA President in 1991, died on July
22, 2012. He was a Professor of Applied
Economics and Statistics and Co-director of the EDA
University Center for Economic Development at
Clemson University. Named a Fellow of the
association in 2004, he served on the editorial
board of The Review of Regional Studies, as well as
several other journals.
Obituary in Kansas City Star
James C. Hite SRSA President in 1985, died on August 8, 2011. Dr. Hite was
the 14th President of the SRSA, Alumni Distinguished
Professor Emeritus of agricultural economics and
retired Senior Fellow of the Strom Thurmond
of the Department of Agricultural,
Environmental, and Development Economics at The Ohio
won the 2011 Barry M.
Moriarty Student Paper Competition Award,
presented at our March, 2011 meetings. She
presented her paper, “The Economic
Development Incentives Game: An Imperfect
Information, Heterogeneous Communities Approach”.
SRSA Fellow, 21st SRSA President, and noted Regional Scientist, passed away Thursday, November 4, 2010.
Shirley Weiss, SRSA President in 1978, passed
away on August 31, 2010.
Gianmarco Ottaviano, is welcomed to The Journal of Regional Science editorial team.
- Juan Sebastian Leguizamon, West Virginia University was the recipient of the 2010 Barry M. Moriarty Student Paper Competition Award.
Brian J. Cushing, Associate Professor, Economics, West Virginia University, was elected a SRSA Fellow at the 49th annual meeting.
- The Review of Regional Studies,
Volume 38(3) has been published online. Subscribers have password
access in which their email address serves as their Username and their
last name is their Password. If your library subscribes to the journal,
you have IP access and the Username and Password are unnecessary. For
additional information contact Michael Lahr, firstname.lastname@example.org. The website is now located at: www.policy.rutgers.edu/cupr/rrs/
- Brian Piper, University of Oklahoma was the recipient of the 2009 Barry M. Moriarty Student Paper Competition Award.
Peter V. Schaeffer was awarded the "Miernyk Award" for career scholarly achievement, October 31, 2008.
- David Barkley, Clemson University and Henry (Chip) Herzog, emeritus, University of Kentucky, were elected SRSA Fellows at the annual 47th meetings. Click here for powerpoint presentation of Barkley fellows address.
Parent, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, was chosen as
the 2008 "Miernyk Research Excellence Medal" winner. Click here for pics of the event.
- Click here for pics of the 47th annual meeting in Washington, DC.
- Another resource for the SRSA community is the Regional Research Forum which enables you to post to these topics:
General Discussion, Theory, Methods, Curriculum, Consulting, RSAI Discussion, Conference News, Job Postings
- Click here for Regional Science Links such as the RSAI, WRSA, NARSC, MCRSA, AUBER, RRI, among others.
- The SRSA Newsletter is published three times each year: January, May, and September. To submit news, please email John Sporing, editor: email@example.com. Click here for the most recent newsletter.
- Click here for the 2006 William H. Miernyk Research Excellence Award winner. Go here for the 10 minute video of Professor Miernyk's remarks and pics of the special session honoring Miernyk in Arlington, VA. You may click here for pics of the first recipient of the medal.
Click here for a complete history of SRSA conference venues.