Keynote speakers

21-22 November 2019 - University of Milano - Bicocca

Andrea Caragliu

Andrea Caragliu is Associate Professor in Regional and Urban Economics at Politecnico di Milano.

From January 2019 is he is the Executive Director of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI). He is book review editor of the Papers in Regional Science.

He holds a Ph.D. in Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering obtained at Politecnico di Milano in 2010 (The dissertation has been awarded the Merit Prize of the EU Committee of the Regions Prize for the Best Doctoral Dissertation and Diploma d’Onore AISRe for the best doctoral dissertation in Regional Science “Giorgio Leonardi” 2010).

He holds a Ph.D. in Spatial Economics, obtained at the VU University Amsterdam in 2015.

Master’s degree and Bachelor’s Degree both in Economics at Bocconi University in Milan (2005 and 2003, respectively). He has been visiting student at the Spatial Economics Department of the Free University of Amsterdam, 2008-2009.

He has published on various international refereed Journals such as Economic Geography, Journal of Regional Science, Journal of Economic Geography and Journal of Urban Technology.


Alessandra Faggian

Alessandra Faggian is Professor of Applied Economics, Director of Social Sciences and Vice Provost for Research at the Gran Sasso Science Institute, L’Aquila, Italy.

She is also co-editor of the Journal of Regional Science and past President of the North American Regional Science Council (NARSC).

Dr Faggian’s research interests lie in the fields of regional and urban economics, demography, labour economics and economics of education.

Her publications cover a wide range of topics including migration, human capital, labour markets, creativity and local innovation and growth. She has co-authored over 80 academic publications.

Her articles have appeared in journals such as Oxford Economics Papers, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Feminist Economics, Regional Studies, Papers in Regional Science, Journal of Regional Science and The Journal of Economic Geography.

Alessandra is the 2007 recipient of the Moss Madden Memorial Medal by the Regional Science Association International: Irish and British section (RSAIBIS) for the best paper published in the year 2006 and the 2015 recipient of the Geoffrey Hewings Award by The North American Regional Council for outstanding research contribution by a young scholar in the field of regional science.

In a recent ranking of the top 100 regional scientists in the world (Rickman and Winters, 2016), she was ranked 19th.