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2022 Testimonials from the First-time Participants

The testimonials from the first-time participants in the 61st Annual Meeting of WRSA, held in Scottsdale, AZ (Feb 17-20, 2022) are on the WRSA’s YouTube Channel. Simply click the image above or find it on our YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCopqNIV_8RB8xEl_ehGWqag).
WRSA is perfect for graduate students and early-career scholars since it is “really welcoming, small enough that you can meet as many people as you want, and big enough that you can get a lot of good feedback on your research!”

Looking forward to seeing many new participants, returning members, and colleagues in the upcoming 62nd Annual Meeting in the Big Island of Hawaii (Feb 18-20, 2023)!! The paper submission due is Nov 30th, 2022. Find more from our website, https://www.wrsaonline.org/…/wrsa-2023-our-62nd…/

Stough-Johansson-Springer Prize goes to Nicholas Irwin & David Wolf!!

      Each year a prize is given at the annual meeting for the best paper presented at the conference by an early-career scholar (Ph.D. completed within the past five years).  This year’s winners were Nicholas Irwin from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas & David Wolf from Kobe University for their co-authored paper “Is it really bridging the gap? Fiber internet`s impact on housing values and homebuyer demographics.”

Be the next winner!!
The Stough-Johansson-Springer Prize is supported by the publisher of our official journal, the Annals of Regional Science, and qualified papers are judged by a team of editors.  The prize consists of a certificate and a book voucher for $500. To be considered for next year’s prize, simply check the “Stough-Johansson-Springer Prize” box at the time of paper submission for the 2023 Big Island meeting.

Austin Landini won the 36th Charles M. Tiebout Prize in Regional Science

The 36th Tiebout Prize was awarded to Austin Landini (co-advisors: Anita Pena and Stephen Weiler), a doctoral student from Colorado State University. Congratulations to Austin Landini! Austin’s winning paper was titled, “Addressing Endogeneity in the Relationship between Local Race Composition and Public Expenditure.”

The Tiebout Reading Committee, comprised of past WRSA Presidents, is charged each year with evaluating a large pool of submissions.  This year’s committee included: Alan Murray from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Matthias Ruth from the University of York, Genevieve Giuliano from the University of Southern California, and Janet Kohlhase from the University of Houston.

This year the Tiebout Prize Reading Committee also selected a paper as an honorable mention for the prize.  This was Adam Scavette (advisor: Michael Lahr) from Rutgers University with a co-author, Robert Calvert Jump (University of Greenwich) for their paper “Do Neighborhood Renewal Funds Improve Local Labor Market Outcomes? Evidence from England.”

The Tiebout Prize is given in memory of Charles Tiebout and his contributions to regional science, especially his mentoring of graduate students.

You can be the next winner!!
Submit your paper for the 37th Annual Competition for The Tiebout Prize which will be awarded for the best paper by a full-time graduate student enrolled at an accredited academic institution (currently or having completed studies during Academic Year 2021–2022). For more details about Tiebout Prize, please click here!

WRSA 2023 Annual Meeting

For our 62nd meeting in 2023, we’re heading to Big Island, HI (returning to one of our member’s most beloved spots !! It is our 4th meeting in Big Island!!).

Our meeting dates are February 15-18, 2023, with the opening plenary and reception scheduled for the afternoon of Wednesday (Feb. 15), followed by three full days of sessions on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (Feb 16-18).

Only full papers (draft format acceptable) will be accepted for this conference. All submissions will be reviewed and will be assigned a discussant on the program.

All presenters are expected to discuss a paper and/or chair a session.

Our meeting hotel is Hilton Waikoloa Village in Big Island, HI, one of our members’ most beloved meeting spots. Located on the sunny, scenic Kohala Coast, the oceanfront resort offers a taste of the island life full of culture, poolside relaxation, and a chance to meet marine wildlife up close. At Hilton Waikoloa Village, you can enjoy the magic of Hawaii, an oasis dotted with lagoons, pools, water slides, and a wide variety of restaurants and bars. Our negotiated daily room rate is $239 plus applicable taxes and a $15 resort fee (reduced from $45 for our group). Compare our discounted rate to the regular daily room rate of $585 plus applicable taxes and a $45 resort fee. See the “Hotel Information” link to the left for the reservation instruction.

Full meeting information will be available in the upcoming Newsletter (be sure to renew your membership in order to receive it!) and on our website. Check back in the weeks to come!

The deadline for submission of full papers (draft version acceptable) is now extended to November 30, 2022! This does not apply to the Tiebout Prize Paper Competition submission (The hard deadline for Tiebout Competition is October 15, 2022).

Honoring Professor Arthur Getis, WRSA Fellow and the 40th President

WRSA is deeply saddened by the loss of Arthur Getis, one of our finest and most noble members, who passed away on May 13, 2022. Art served as the President of WRSA in 1999 and was elected a WRSA Fellow. Especially, Art has been a strong supporter of the Annual Getis-Ord Lecture Series in Spatial Analysis since the inaugural lecture in Santa Barbara in 2013.  

The regional science community lost a tremendous leader, imminent scholar, and dedicated teacher.  Soft-spoken but with a fierce intellect, Art Getis was a research innovator, brilliant and insightful statistical analyst, and thoroughly approachable, whether you were a seasoned professor, a newly minted assistant, or a student. He was generous beyond measure to WRSA through his intellectual contributions, the creation and financial support of the Getis-Ord annual lecture, and kind wisdom. Art will remain a role model for regional scientists for many years to come. In addition to his academic writing, WRSA will always remember his quick wit and kindness — a true gentleman in every sense of the word. Our deepest condolences to Art’s family and vast network of colleagues and friends. He will be truly missed.

Please click here to read a memorial note provided by Geoffrey J.D. Hewings, a fellow and the 48th president of WRSA.

2022 WRSA Meeting Program (final) is Here!!

The 2022 WRSA Meeting draft program is now available.

Please click here for the preliminary program of the 61st Annual Meeting of WRSA.

If you have not yet made a hotel reservation, simply visit the following link for the WRSA’s Conference Rate or call 800-528-7867.  
https://reservations.thescottresort.com/110235?groupID=3292077#/guestsandrooms

If you have any specific questions or requests about paper submission, please contact me via email (wrsa@unlv.edu).

We look forward to seeing you all in Scottsdale, Arizona!

2022 WRSA Meeting Program is NOW Available!! Don’t Miss the January 18th Due for Hotel Reservation!!

The 2022 WRSA Meeting draft program is now available.

Please click here for the preliminary program of the 61st Annual Meeting of WRSA.

The final date to secure your accommodations at the contracted rate ($209/night plus applicable taxes) is January 18, 2022!!

The negotiated hotel room rate is $209/night (plus applicable taxes); however, if you make a reservation at a regular rate after January 18th, the daily rate is around $600/night (plus applicable taxes)

Scottsdale in February is a very popular destination and hotel rooms quickly sell out!!
The resort will no longer be able to guarantee the contracted group rate after the block release date.
We have about 110 plus papers submitted for our in-person meeting in Scottsdale. Additionally, many of you asked me if you can join without a paper to present and the answer is “YES” – we encourage you to participate so that you can serve as discussant and/or chair of our breakout sessions for the WRSA’s 61st Annual Meeting.

Some of you are still making decisions; however, it is always a good idea to make a hotel reservation now (especially before Jan 15th to be safe) and if needed, you can cancel the reservation without any penalty fees prior to 72-hours before your arrival. To make a reservation NOW, simply visit the following link for the WRSA’s Conference Rate or call 800-528-7867.  https://reservations.thescottresort.com/110235?groupID=3292077#/guestsandrooms

If you have any specific questions or requests about paper submission, please contact me via email (wrsa@unlv.edu).

We look forward to seeing you all in Scottsdale, Arizona!

WRSA 2022 Annual Meeting Paper Submission Extended to Dec 15th

For our 61st meeting in 2022, we’re heading to Scottsdale, AZ (near Phoenix). This is our first in-person meeting since 2019.

Our meeting dates are February 17-20, 2022, with opening plenary and reception scheduled for the afternoon of Thursday (Feb. 17), followed by three full days of sessions on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (Feb. 18-20).

Only full papers (draft format acceptable) will be accepted for this conference. All submissions will be reviewed and will be assigned a discussant on the program.

All presenters are expected to discuss a paper and/or chair a session.

Our meeting hotel is The Scott Resort & Spa located in Scottsdale, AZ, which is just east of Phoenix and offers various cultural activities, adventure, food, and other fun. The Scoot Resort & Spa offers various dining options in Old Town Scottsdale, an on-site spa and pools, and easy access to championship golf courses. Our negotiated room rate is $209/night (plus taxes and fees) and the resort fee is waived for our group. See the “Hotel Information” link to the left for room reservation instructions.

Full meeting information will be available in the upcoming Newsletter (be sure to renew your membership in order to receive!) and on our website. Check back in the weeks to come!

The deadline for submission of full papers (draft version acceptable)
is now extended to Dec 15, 2021!
This does not apply to the Tiebout Prize Paper Competition submission.

WRSA 2022 Annual Meeting

For our 61st meeting in 2022, we’re heading to Scottsdale, AZ (near Phoenix). This is our first in-person meeting since 2019.

Our meeting dates are February 17-20, 2022, with opening plenary and reception scheduled for the afternoon of Thursday (Feb. 17), followed by three full days of sessions on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (Feb. 18-20).

Only full papers (draft format acceptable) will be accepted for this conference. All submissions will be reviewed and will be assigned a discussant on the program.

All presenters are expected to discuss a paper and/or chair a session.

Our meeting hotel is The Scott Resort & Spa located in Scottsdale, AZ, which is just east of Phoenix and offers various cultural activities, adventure, food, and other fun. The Scoot Resort & Spa offers various dining options in Old Town Scottsdale, an on-site spa and pools, and easy access to championship golf courses. Our negotiated room rate is $209/night (plus taxes and fees) and the resort fee is waived for our group. See the “Hotel Information” link to the left for room reservation instruction.

Full meeting information will be available in the upcoming Newsletter (be sure to renew your membership in order to receive!) and on our website. Check back in the weeks to come!

The deadline for submission of full papers (draft version acceptable) is October 15, 2021! This also applies to the Tiebout Prize Paper Competition submission.