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Thursday, 15 February 2007 00:00

Change and Continuity at Journal of Regional Science

Matthew Kahn and Mark Partridge have joined Marlon Boarnet as co-editors of the Journal of Regional Science. Andrew Haughwout, co-editor since 2002, has left the editorial team to devote more time to his duties at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Haughwout will join past editors Walter Isard, Ronald Miller, Gordon Mulligan, and David Plane on the journal’s Advisory Board of Former Editors. The journal’s editorial offices will remain at UC Irvine.

Matthew Kahn is a professor of economics and an affiliate of the Institute of the Environment at UCLA. Kahn has taught at Tufts University, Columbia University, Harvard University, and Stanford University. He is an expert on environmental economics and was guest editor of the February 2007 JRS theme issue on environmental economics and regional science. Kahn is author of the recent book “Green Cities: Urban Growth and the Environment” (Brookings Institution Press), and has published over 50 referee articles in outlets such as the Journal of Regional Science, Journal of Urban Economics, and Quarterly Journal of Economics. Kahn also hosts greeneconomics.blogspot.com, an environmental economics blog. He was a visiting scholar at the Public Policy Institute of California.

Mark Partridge is the C. William Swank Chair of Rural-Urban Policy in the Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics at The Ohio State University. Prior to that he was the Canada Research Chair in the New Rural Economy at the University of Saskatchewan, where he is currently an Adjunct Professor. He has published over 60 academic and scholarly papers in journals such as the Journal of Regional Science, American Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, and Review of Economics and Statistics. He recently co-authored a book entitled “The Geography of American Poverty: Is there a Role for Place-Based Policy?”, published by the W.E. Upjohn Institute. He served as President of the Southern Regional Science Association.

Marlon Boarnet is Professor of Planning, Policy, and Design and Economics at the University of California, Irvine, where he recently completed a four-year term as chair of the Department of Planning, Policy, and Design. Boarnet is co-author of “Travel by Design: The Influence of Urban Form on Travel” (Oxford University Press), and author of over 30 journal articles which have appeared in outlets such as the Journal of Regional Science, Journal of Urban Economics, Papers in Regional Science, National Tax Journal, and Journal of the American Planning Association. Boarnet has served on the North American Regional Science Council.

Since 1958, the Journal of Regional Science has been the premier outlet for regional science scholarship. The journal publishes original analytical research at the intersection of economics and quantitative geography. This includes rigorous methodological contributions and seminal theoretical pieces. The JRS is one of the most highly cited journals in urban and regional research, planning, geography, and the environment. The JRS continues to publish work that advances our understanding of the geographic dimensions of urban and regional economies, human settlements, and policies related to cities and regions. Articles appearing in recent issues cover the full span of topics within regional science, and submissions on all regional science topics are welcomed.

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