New Editorial Board Members
We are pleased to introduce our four new editorial board members, all of whom bring a wealth of expertise to our journal!
- Roberta Capello (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) She has a first degree in Economics at Bocconi University, Milan, Italy and a Ph.D. in Economics, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She has been full professor of Regional Economics at Politecnico of Milan since 2003. She is President of AISRe (the Italian Section of the Regional Science Association International (2019-2022). She was RSAI (Regional Science Association International) President (2009-2010); Member of the European Organising Committee and Treasurer of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA) (2000-2006) and National Secretary of the Italian Section of the International Regional Science Association (1995-1998). She is Editor in chief of Papers in Regional Science, and has been Editor of the Italian Journal of Regional Science in the period 2006-2019. She is a member of the editorial board of many scientific journals. She is the author of a textbook in Regional Economics, published in Italian (Il Mulino, 2004; 2° ed. 2015), in English (Routledge, 2007; 2° ed. 2015) and in Chinese (Economy and Management Publishing House, Beijing, 2014). She won a Carrier prize of the 50° ERSA (European Regional Science Association) anniversary (Jonkoping, 2010), and holds a Laurea Honoris Causa from the West University of Timisoara, Romania (October, 2012). She is Fellow of the Regional Science Association International (since 2013).
- Eeva-Kaisa Prokkola (University of Oulu, Finland) Eeva-Kaisa Prokkola is a professor in human geography, specializing in regional development and regional policy. Her research and teaching interest include political geography, regional and border region research, political borders, security and securitization, regional resilience and the politics of mobilities (labour mobility, migration, tourism). She has published widely in leading international human geography and interdisciplinary social science journals such as Political Geography, Antipode, Environment and Planning, Social and Cultural Geography, Citizenship Studies, ACME, Tourism Geographies, and European Urban and Regional Studies. She is currently leading a research project on Cross-border resilience (Eudaimonia 2022-2025) and a work package on border landscapes as part of B-Shapes (Borders shaping perceptions of Europe) research consortium (Horizon Europe 2023-2026).
- Éva Kiss (CSFK Geographical Institute, Hungary) Éva Kiss is a professor and scientific advisor at the HUN-REN Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Geographical Institute. Her research interests include economic and industrial geography. She has published more than 250 papers in international journals and edited 4 books. She has also been a member of the Advisory Council of the Institute for Regional Development Studies in Kanpur, India since 2004, a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Regional Development since 2014, a member of the Editorial Board of Geographia Slovaca since 2014, Vice-Chair of the Hungarian Social Geographic Scientific Committee and Chair of the IGU Commission on the Dynamics of Economic Spaces.
- Kounadi Ourania (University of Vienna, Austria) Ourania Kounadi is an Associate Professor and working group leader in the Department for Geography and Regional Research at the University of Vienna. The spectrum of Ourania's work ranges “prediction” to “protection”. She apply methods for geographical prediction to understand the relationship between humans and the environment, be able to model it, and subsequently predict or forecast relevant information in the fields of urban safety and crime analysis. The challenge is to fuse spatial methods or spatially-aware statistical and machine learning methods to “new” material such as geosocial media data, PPGIS, and sketch maps. Her work is related to the Location Privacy: practices, guidelines, algorithms for the protection of personal geodata, Geocomputation: extending traditional modelling algorithms to acknowledge spatial dependence/heterogeneity, Spatial Crime Analysis: forecasting crime events in space using spatial, statistical, machine learning algorithms, Dynamic Population Models: based on areal interpolation techniques and geosocial media data, and Urban Safety: understand and model the realities and perceptions of safety using geosocial media data, PPGIS, sketch maps.
Their commitment and knowledge will undoubtedly enhance the quality of the research and content of our journal. We look forward to their valuable contributions which will enable us to explore new horizons in the field of geography.
Stay tuned for more groundbreaking research and insightful articles in the coming months. Your unwavering support has been crucial to our success, and together we will continue to push the boundaries of geographical knowledge!
EJG Editorial Team,
Prof. Dr. Kostis Koutsopoulos
Dr. Alexandros Bartzokas-Tsiompras
Dr. Panos Manetos