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RSAI-GSSI Summer School, applications from 35 countries

Figure 1: Country of origin of applicants Figure 1: Country of origin of applicants

On March 27, the application process for the RSAI-GSSI Summer School of Advanced Economic Geography closed. GSSI received 80 applications from PhD students from 35 different countries.

After careful consideration of the applicants’ CVs, references and research projects (and topics), the commission decided to admit 17 students (12 with scholarship and 5 without).

Below (Table 1) is the list of admitted students (note that this is not a ranking).

Name University Country Scolarship
Aronica Martina  University of Palermo, Palermo Italy YES
Bounds Bonnie E. The Ohio State University, Department of Geography, Columbus, OH USA YES
Credit Kevin Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI USA YES
Di Gennaro Daniele "Sapienza" Università, Rome Italy YES
Kekezi Orsa Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping Sweden YES
Kuebart Andreas Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS), Erkner Germany YES
Lehner Alexander Università di Bologna, Bologna Italy YES
Obaco Moisés  University of Barcelona, associated to AQR-IREA, Barcelona Spain YES
Perez Silva Rodrigo A.  The Ohio State University, AEDE, Columbus, OH USA YES
Rubin Ziv The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem Israel YES
Rumbogo Titissari  University of Groningen, Groningen The Netherlands YES
Litt Wade H. The Ohio State University, AEDE, Columbus, OH USA YES
Brandano Maria G. CRENoS (Centre for North South Economic Research), Cagliari Italy NO
Cartone Alfredo  G. d’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Pescara Italy NO
Di Fabio Silvio  Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona Italy NO
Jong Dylan  University of Groningen, Groningen The Netherlands NO
Pizzey Logan University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK Canada NO

















The Summer School is organized by the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), Social Sciences Unit, in cooperation with the Regional Science Association International (RSAI), and will take place from July 2 to 8 at the GSSI, in L'Aquila.

The event is intended to provide a unique opportunity to investigate leading-edge theoretical and methodological issues and to discuss ongoing research by young promising scholars in the field. Besides a substantive training through advanced classes, the school will also provide the students with the opportunity to present their work to the other participants and instructors to receive feedback to further advance their research. The residential school will offer 10 scholarships to 2nd or 3rd year doctoral students for an intensive, one-week program with in-depth classes in spatial analysis and economic geography complemented by more formal sessions on leading-edge theoretical and methodological issues and research-practice, skills-based sessions on journal publishing and successful grant applications.

The Residential School format is a 6-day meeting. It includes time for research and discussion – combining conventional classes, “practicals” and seminars where the participants can present their current research projects.