One of the world’s most highly cited and widely recognised economic geographers and spatial economists, Philip McCann is a Special Adviser to the European Commissioner for Regional Policy, providing expert counsel to Commissioner Johannes Hahn on matters relating to the reform and future development of European Cohesion Policy. Philip holds the University of Groningen Endowed Chair of Economic Geography and is also Professor of Economics at the University of Waikato. He was formerly Professor of Urban and Regional Economics at the University of Reading. Awarded the 2002 Hewings Award for outstanding scholarship by the North American Regional Science Association, an academic body of over one thousand members, Philip was the only non-North American based scholar to win this prestigious award. He has published over ninety books, journal articles and book chapters in a range of economics, regional science and engineering journals. His book Urban and Regional Economics, 2001, Oxford University Press, is the world’s best-selling book in the field, used in over twenty countries and has been translated three times.
Where: Level 5, The Treasury, 1 The Terrace
When: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tuesday 3 August 2010
RSVP: Lyn Crossley by Friday 30 July 2010.