BA in Economics (1997, Universidad de A Coruña, Spain)
PhD in Economics (2002, with European mention and UDC award, Universidad de A Coruña)
Associate Professor in Economics
Jesús López-Rodríguez born in Spain in 1973 is associate professor (with tenure) at the University of A Coruña (Spain). He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of A Coruña in 2002 with the special mention of European Ph.D. He has been Visiting Scholar at Harvard University (2007/08, 2012 forthcoming), London School of Economics (2004, 2005, 2011), Institute of Capital, Creativity and Innovation at University of Texas (2003) and University of Exeter (1999, 2000, 2001).
He is a senior member of the Jean Monnet Research Group in Competitiveness and Development at the University of A Coruña (Spain). He is member of the Regional Science Association International and Ecomod societies where he participates regularly in their meetings. He has presented his works in more than 60 International Conferences and has published extensively in many national and international journals in economics including Regional Studies, Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, European Journal of Law and Economics, Constitutional Political Economy, Applied Economics Letters, Estudios de Economía, Economics Bulletin, European Research Studies, European Union Review, Investigaciones Regionales, Papeles de Economia Espanola and Informacion Comercial Española among others. He serves in the editorial board of several national and international journals (Advances in Management and Applied Economics, Open Economics Journal, Journal of Quantitative Methods for Economics and Business Administration, Revista Gallega de Economía, Lecturas de Economía and Revista Científica de la Fundación CEER).
His work has covered a variety of topics: Analysis of information exchanges among firms, Political Economy of the European Union, the dynamics of the agglomeration process of economic activities in Europe, the analysis of European regional disparities and the role of European Union Regional Policy and the testing of the theoretical predictions of New Economy Geography Models.
His research work has been recognized with the Ph.D. Dissertation Award given by University of Coruña for the most outstanding Ph.D. dissertation in economics in 2005, the prize for the best paper in economics in (2004) and one positive research tranche for the period (2001-2006) given by the Spanish National Agency of Research Evaluation (CNEAI).
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