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Local Organizing Committee

Prof. dr. Paul Elhorst (chair)
Dr. Aleid Brouwer
Dr. Arjen Edzes
Dr. Sierdjan Koster
Dr. Eveline van Leeuwen
Prof. dr. Bart Los
Dr. Dirk Stelder (In Memoriam)
Prof. dr. Dirk Strijker

The LOC is supported by Maristella Angotzi (ERSA Office), Mariska Pater (Groningen Congress Bureau) and Sophia Klaassen

Contact person LOC: Arjen Edzes 
Contact person ERSA Office: Maristella Angotzi, Tel: + 32 10 47 43 62

Committee of Recommendation

Mr. Patrick Brouns, Regional Minister Economic Affairs Province of Groningen
Mr. Joost van Keulen, Alderman Economic Affairs Municipality of Groningen
Prof. dr. Elmer Sterken, Rector of the University of Groningen
Prof. dr. Herman de Jong, Dean Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen
Prof. dr. Oscar Couwenberg, Dean Faculty of Spatial Sciences of the University of Groningen

Scientific Committee

Dr. Kamila Borsekova, Matej Bel University
Prof. dr. Ron Boschma, Utrecht University
Prof. dr. Steven Brakman, University of Groningen
Dr. Stephan Brunow, Institute for Employment Research IAB
Prof. dr. Roberta Capello, Politecnico of Milan
Prof. dr. Riccardo Cappelin, University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
Mr. Martin Christensen, European Commission
Prof. dr. Graham Clarke, University of Leeds
Prof. dr. Daniela Constantin, Bucharest University of Economic Studies
Prof. dr. Riccardo Crescenzi, London School of Economics
Dr. Wolfgang Dauth, University of Würzburg
Prof. dr. Henri de Groot, Free University of Amsterdam
Dr. Lewis Dijkstra, European Commission
Dr. Dirk Dohse, Kiel Institute for The World Economy
Prof. dr. Alessandra Faggian, The Gran Sasso Science Institute
Prof. dr. Rachel Franklin, Brown University
Prof. dr. Harry Garretsen, University of Groningen
Dr. Gudrun Haindlmaier, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
Prof. dr. Rüdiger Hamm, Niederrhein Institute for Regional and Structural Research
Prof. dr. Krystian Heffner, University of Economics in Katowice
Prof. dr. Anne-Mette Hjalager, Danish Centre for Rural Research
Prof. Tomoki Ishikura, Tokyo Metropolitan University
Dr. Alexander Lembcke, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Prof. dr. Camilla Lenzi, Politecnico di Milano
Prof. dr. Philip McCann, University of Groningen
Prof. dr. Joachim Möller, Institute for Employment Research IAB
Prof. dr. Jesús Mur, University of Zaragoza
Dr. Dario Musolino, Aosta Valley University
Prof. dr. Raquel Ortega-Argilés, University of Birmingham
Prof. dr. Roberto Patuelli, University of Bologna
Dr. Roderik Ponds, Atlas voor Gemeenten
Dr. Elena Ragazzi, Research Institute on Sustainable Economic Growth
Prof. dr. Laura Resmini, University of Milan-Bicocca
Prof. dr. Jan Rouwendal, Free University of Amsterdam
Prof. dr. Matthias Ruth, Northeastern University
Dr. Abel Schumann, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Prof. dr. Veronique Schutjens, Utrecht University
Prof. dr.
Andrea Székely, University of Szeged
Prof. dr. Paloma Taltavull, University of Alicante
Prof. dr. André Torre, University Paris Saclay
Prof. dr. Michaela Trippl, University of Vienna
Prof. dr. Arno van der Vlist, University of Groningen
Prof. dr. Jouke van Dijk, University of Groningen
Prof. dr. Frank van Oort, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Prof. dr. Atilla Varga, University of Pécs
Prof. dr. Erik Verhoef, Free University of Amsterdam
+ LOC members

In Memoriam Dirk Stelder

Our colleague and member of the Local Organizing Committee of the upcoming ERSA congress in Groningen, Dirk Stelder passed away on Monday 1st May 2017, having been ill for a while.

Dirk was lecturer at the University of Groningen teaching several economic courses with particular research expertise in spatial economics, agglomeration modelling, and geographical information systems. Besides his enthusiasm for his research and education, he loved to share his passion for music with us at many conferences.

ERSA and the Local Organizing Committee extends their deep sympathy to his family, friends and colleagues.