Andrés Rodríguez-Pose

Princesa de Asturias Chair and Professor of Economic Geography at London School Of Economics And Political Science

Andrés Rodríguez-Pose is the Princesa de Asturias Chair and a Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics. He is the Director of the Cañada Blanch Centre LSE and was Head of the Department of Geography and Environment between 2006 and 2009. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Innovation Research, University of Stavanger, Norway. He has been President of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) (2015-2017) and served as its Vice-President in 2014. He was also Vice-President (2012-2013) and Secretary (2001-2005) of the European Regional Science Association. He has a long track record of research in regional growth and inequality, fiscal and political decentralization, institutions, discontent and populism, innovation, migration, and development policies and strategies. This research has been frequently used by policy- and decision-makers, acting regularly as advisor to international organizations and governments. His research is widely cited in academic circles, making him one of the world's most influential scholars. In the 2021 Stanford/Elsevier list of the 2% most cited scientists (which identifies close to 200,000 researchers across all areas of science), he was ranked first worldwide in the field of urban and regional planning by scholarly citations in 2020. He also appears on Clarivate's Web of Science 2020 and 2021 lists of Highly Cited Researchers. Among his honours is the 2018 ERSA Prize in Regional Science, considered to be among the highest awards in the field. He has been a holder of a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant and of a prestigious Royal Society-Wolfson Research Merit Award. In 2019 he was awarded Doctorates Honoris Causa by Utrecht University (the Netherlands) and Jönköping University (Sweden). He is an editor of Economic Geography and sits on the editorial board of 41 other scholarly journals, including many of the leading international journals in economic geography, human geography, regional science, and management.