Sessioni Plenarie

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Roberta Capello, Presidente AISRe, Politecnico di Milano

Mario De Nonno, Prorettore all’Attività di Ricerca Scientifica, Università Roma Tre

Fabrizio De Filippis, Prorettore alle Politiche per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile, Università Roma Tre

Presiede: Roberta Capello – Presidente AISRe

Giuseppe Arbia, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Spatial temporal trends in Italian pandemia

Richard Grieveson, WiiW – The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies
Central and Eastern Europe after Covid-19: Challenges and opportunities in a different global economy

Andrea Conte, Joint Research Centre European Commission
Territorial Impact of Covid Crisis. Monitoring and evaluation Tools to Support better design of Policies. 

Presiede: Laura Resmini – Direttore della rivista Scienze Regionali

Frank Van Oort, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Networks Varieties and Regional Economic Impacts of Shocks in Europe

Presiede: Fiorenzo Ferlaino – IRES Piemonte

Saluti introduttivi: Fabrizio De Filippis, Prorettore alle Politiche per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile, Università Roma Tre

Mara Cossu, Ministero dell’Ambiente
La strategia nazionale e regionale dello sviluppo sostenibile.

Angela Ferruzza, ISTAT
Interconnessioni e misure statistiche nazionali e territoriali per la Strategia di sviluppo sostenibile

Enrico Giovannini, Portavoce dell’ASviS, Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata
Scenari e azioni per un futuro sostenibile

Sessione Great Minds

Presiede: Peter Batey, University of Liverpool

André Torre
ERSA President

François Perroux and Regional Science

Hans Westlund, Regional Science Academy Past-President

Gunnar Myrdal and Regional Science

Roberto Camagni
ERSA Past President

Adam Smith and Regional Science

Keynote Speakers

Giuseppe Arbia

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italy

Giuseppe Arbia

Giuseppe Arbia is Full Professor of Economic Statistics at the Faculty of Economics, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge (UK) and was a post-doc at the University of California at Santa Barbara (USA). In 2014 he received the Honorary Position of Research Professor by the College of William & Mary at Williamsburg (Virginia). His research interests are mainly in the fields of spatial statistics and spatial econometrics on which he has published more than 150 articles, 6 books and 7 book chapters. He is the Chairman of the Spatial Econometrics Association. He is member of the International Statistical Institute, the American Statistical Association, the Royal Statistical Society and the Regional Science Association International.


Emeritus Professor Politecnico di Milano

Full Professor of Urban Economics and Economic Assessment of Urban Transformations at Politecnico di Milano since 1995. Past-President of ERSA – European Regional Science Association (2003-05) and Past-President of GREMI. Fellow of RSAI and EIB-ERSA Prize Winner in 2010. He was Head of the Department of Urban Affairs, Presidency of Council of Ministers, Rome (1997-1998). He worked for the EU, OECD, DATAR, Plan Urbain (Fr), the Italian Minister of Public Works and Industry and many Italian and European Regional Governments in the fields of innovation diffusion and regional and urban development planning. He is author of more than 150 international scientific publications.


Andrea Conte

Joint Research Centre European Commission

Andrea Conte is an economist at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission where he is leading the Regional Modelling (REMO) team working on regional data analysis and on the development of the RHOMOLO model. He holds a PhD and MSc in Economics from CORIPE and the Economics Department of the University of Turin, Italy. He was a visiting research fellow at the CNR (Italian National Research Council), ISTAT (Italian National Statistical Office), ILO (International Labour Organization) and Birkbeck College (London).
He was Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Economics (Jena, Germany) from 2005 to 2007. He joined the European Commission in 2008 in the Directorate General for Economic & Financial Affairs (ECFIN), Brussels, Belgium before moving to the Joint Research Centre in the Directorate “Growth and Innovation” (Seville, Spain). He is a specialist in innovation, public finance and regional policy, and has authored or co-authored a number of articles and policy notes on these issues.

MARA Cossu

Ministero dell’Ambiente, Roma Italy

Mara Cossu works within the Sustainable Development Unit at the Ministry of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea in Italy; the unit is committed to the implementation and revision of the National Strategy for Sustainable Development. She is territorial planner architect and she received her Ph.D. in territorial politics and local design. She was CNR Research Fellow on the issues of environmental assessment, participation and strategic planning (2009-2015). She collaborates with Poliedra Consortium of Politecnico di Milano on the topics of resilience and evaluation of ecosystem services in urban and territorial systems.


Angela Ferruzza

ISTAT, Roma, Italy


Angela Ferruzza is acting Head of the Environment, territory and geo-territorial register Division at the National Institute of Statistics in Italy. She coordinates a project on Statistical measures for sustainability. She participates at the United Nations Inter-Agency Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and at the Eurostat Statistical Working Group on Sustainable Development Indicators. Since 2015 she has been chair of the UNECE Task Force on Hazardous Events and Disasters Measurement. She is member of the UNECE Steering Group on Climate Change Statistics and of the UNSD Expert Group on the Framework for the Development of Environmental Statistics.  She is the statistical delegate from Istat for international cooperation projects on SDGs and environmental and climate change statistics in Vietnam, Palestine, Tanzania and Caribbean Community.

Enrico Giovannini

Portavoce dell’ASviS, Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy

Enrico Giovannini is Full Professor of Economic Statistics and Sustainable development at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, of Sustainable development at LUISS and at the National School of Administration (SNA). He is the co-founder and director of the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development, a coalition of more than 240 organisations established to implement in Italy the UN 2030 Agenda 2030. He was Director of Statistics and Chief Statistician of the OECD (2001-2009), President of the Italian Statistical Institute (2009-2013) and Minister of Labour and Social Policies (2013-2014). In October 2014, the President of the Italian Republic made him “Cavaliere di Gran Croce al Merito della Repubblica”, the highest ranking honour of the Italian Republic. He is the author of more than 100 articles and five books on statistical and economic topics.


Richard Grieveson

WiiW – The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies

Richard Grieveson is Deputy Director at wiiw, coordinator of the wiiw country analysis team and country expert for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey. His main area of research is CESEE country analysis and economic forecasting, with a particular focus on Turkey and the Western Balkans. In addition he works on migration, sovereign risk, economic history and European integration. He holds a Graduate Diploma in Economics from the University of London, Birkbeck, a Master in Advanced International Studies from the University of Vienna and a BA in History from the University of Cambridge. Previously he worked as a Director in the Emerging Europe Sovereigns team at Fitch Ratings, with a focus on the CIS and Balkans. Before that, he was Regional Manager and lead analyst for Germany and Poland in the Europe team at the Economist Intelligence Unit.

André Torre

ERSA President

Doctor in economics and accredited to supervise research and 1st class research professor at the INRA (National Institute for Agronomic Research), involved in Agro Paris Tech and guest lecturer in several French Universities. His research work was for a long time at the cross roads of spatial and industrial economics; it has in recent years become more multi-disciplinary and focused increasingly on questions related to land use planning and territorial development processes. His research currently focuses on the analysis of proximity relations and on their importance in processes of coordination between people. His involvement in research administration has led he to take on the roles of vice-President of ERSA (the European Regional Science Association), of Director of the PSDR (For and About Regional development) research programs and of managing editor of the Revue d’Economie Régionale et Urbaine (Journal of Regional and Urban Economics). He is also past President of the ASRDLF (French Speaking Regional Science Association).


Frank van Oort

Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Von Oort

Frank van Oort is Full Professor of Urban and Regional Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He obtained his PhD from Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2002 with a doctoral dissertation on agglomeration benefits and innovation in cities. He worked for many years in Utrecht University and was director of the Urban and Regional Research Center Utrecht. He also worked for the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency in The Hague until 2013, on issues related to urban and regional economics, spatial planning and policy development. He is specialized in agglomeration economies, urban economics, economic geography, planning and housing, economic networks, urban geography, spatial planning, knowledge economy, European regional development, and urban development in China. He is also the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Economic & Social Geography (TESG), editor at the Cambridge Journal of Economy, Regions & Society and until 2010 he was Board member of the Regional Science Association Netherlands. Dr. van Oort combines fundamental research with applied and policy-oriented research. For example, besides NWO and EU funded research, he also conducts research for ministries, cities and regions.

Hans Westlund

Past-President Regional Science Academy

Professor in Urban and Regional Studies and Head of Department of Urban Planning and Environment at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, and Professor in Entrepreneurship at Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping, Sweden. He is also affiliated to the Institute for Developmental and Strategic Analysis (IRSA) in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is editor of Springer’s book series Advances in Spatial Science and Councillor-at-large of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI). He was President of the Western Regional Science Association (WRSA) 2013/14. His main fields of research include innovation and entrepreneurship, social capital and social economy, and regional policies. He has published about



Presiede: Augusto Cusinato

1° Premio di Dottorato “Giorgio Leonardi” 2020 – XXXIV Edizione

Francesca Giuliani, Università di Pisa

Seismic risk management in historic centres. Integrated large-scale modelling for a scenario-based methodology

2° Premio di Dottorato “Giorgio Leonardi” 2020 – XXXIV Edizione

Elisabetta Pietrostefani, London School of Economics and Political Science

Essays in planning policy and urban economics

Diploma d’Onore Premio di Dottorato “Giorgio Leonardi” 2020 – XXXIV Edizione – 

Matteo Monti, Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant’Anna di Pisa

Il federalismo asimmetrico come strumento di contenimento delle spinte secessioniste (e le sue implicazioni sul principio di uguaglianza)

Premio GSSI-AISRe “Miglior paper presentato da un giovane studioso” – XII Edizione

Giulia Iannone, Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata         

Definition and Construction of a Composite Indicator of Sustainable Tourism

Premio “Miglior Poster” XLI CONFERENZA ANNUALE AISRe- IV Edizione

Federica Rossi, Mina Akhavan, Luigi Carboni – Politecnico di Milano

The geography of older adults’ accessibility to health services in Italy

Comitato Scientifico

Cristina Bernini –  Università degli Studi di Bologna

Roberta Capello – Politecnico di Milano

Marusca De Castris – Università degli Studi Roma Tre

Alessandra Faggian – Gran Sasso Science Institute

Laura Fregolent – Università IUAV di Venezia

Patrizia Lattarulo – IRPET

Ilaria Mariotti – Politecnico di Milano

Rosanna Nisticò – Università della Calabria

Andrea Omizzolo – EURAC

Guido Pellegrini – Sapienza Università di Roma

Giovanni Perucca – Politecnico di Milano

Davide Piacentino – Università degli Studi di Palermo

Vincenzo Provenzano – Università degli Studi di Palermo

Elena Ragazzi – IRCrES – CNR

Francesca Silvia Rota – IRCrES – CNR

Domenico Scalera – Università degli Studi del Sannio

Annalisa Caloffi – Università degli Studi di Firenze

Silvia Cerisola – Politecnico di Milano

Carlo Ciccarelli – Università di Roma Tor Vergata


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