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  • 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
    • Marian Manic (University of South Carolina) and Zheng Tian (West Virginia University) were awarded from the Barry M. Moriarty Graduate Paper Competition
    • Zhenhua Chen was awarded the Miernyk Medal for Research Excellence for Junior Faculty
    • Santiago 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. www.srsa.org/rrs

  • 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 entire journal.  www.srsa.org/rrs

  • 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. www.srsa.org/rrs!

  • 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 choosing. 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 FacebookLink 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!  Sebastian and 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.  Nancy White (Bucknell) presented an eye-opening fellow's address on the impacts of Shale Gas drilling in Pennsylvania, and our Keynote plenary session presented by Tim Bartik (Upjohn Institute) on needed additions to Regional Science research for policy was similarly very enlightening. Doug Woodward (South Carolina) gave an interesting Presidential Address on Clusters and Economic Development Initiatives in the South.  We welcomed Dan Rickman (OK State, co-editor, Growth and Change) as incoming president, and he did a wonderful job as program chair. View pictures here on Google+, most are courtesy of Alexandra Tsvetkova (thanks!).

  • Christa Jensen at WVU was named the winner of the the 2012 Barry M. 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".

  • Mark Burkey 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 indexed in RePEc.


  • 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 Institute.

  • Carlianne Patrick of the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics at The Ohio State University 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”.

  • Andrew Isserman, 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.