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1 REGIONAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION IRISH BRANCH The Irish Branch of the Regional Studies Association, the School of Economics UCC and the South West Regional Authority invite you to Regional Economic Resilience A One-Day Conference Millennium Hall, Cork Friday 22 February 2013, :00 Keynote Speakers: Professor Ron Martin, Professor of Economic Geography, Fellow Cambridge- MIT Institute Research Dr Adrian Healy, Cardiff School of Planning and Geography and co-ordinator of ESPON-funded leading study into economic resilience of regions in the face of economic crisis. Registration fee: 50 Euro including lunch. Online Registration at: For conference updates see: For further information:

2 REGIONAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION IRISH BRANCH Regional Economic Resilience - Provisional Program 9: Registration Coffee and 9:30-9:45 Welcome: Chris van Egeraat, Chair Regional Studies Association, Irish Branch Cllr. Pat Leahy, Cathaoirleach of the South West Regional Authority 09:45-10:30 Professor Ron Martin - Resilience and Adaptability: New Ways of Thinking about Regional Economic Development? 10: Bernard Fingleton, University of Cambridge and Justin Doran UCC - National Resilience: A Spatial Panel Approach. 11: Coffee Dr. Adrian Healy, Cardiff School of Planning and Geography - Economic Resilience of Regions: Reflections from a European Perspective Edgar Morgenroth - The Geography of an Economic Crash: A Crash Site Investigation Lunch Adrian O'Donoghue, BMW Regional Assembly - How our Gateways and Hubs are Performing in an Age of Austerity: Preliminary Findings from the Development Index Proinnsias Breathnach and Chris van Egeraat - Regional Economic Resilience in Ireland - The Role of the Inward Investment Sector Jonathan Hall, Will Brady, and Clara O’Neill, UCC - Creating Certainty or Managing Uncertainty: The Role of the Planning System in Building Resilience: An Analysis of How the Planning System Addresses Resilience in Metropolitan Cork Coffee :50 Eoin O'Leary, UCC - Responding to the Crisis: New Directions for Irish Regional Development Policy 15: Panel Discussion 16: South West Region Profile Launch - Cllr. Pat Leahy, Cathaoirleach of the South West Regional Authority.

3 REGIONAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION IRISH BRANCH Biographies Keynote Speakers Professor Ron Martin is Professor of Economic Geography and a Fellow of the Cambridge-MIT Institute and Elected President of St Catharine's College, University of Cambridge He is a Research Associate of the Centre for Business Research attached to the Judge Business School. He is also one of the Team in the Centre for Geographical Economic Research. He holds a Professorial Fellowship at St Catharine's College. Ron's impressive list of distinctions include: The British Academy's 'Thank-Offering to Britain' Senior Research Fellowship; Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences, 2001; Selected by the American Economic Association in 2003 as one of the World's Most Cited Economists; Fellow of the British Academy, Ron has written and/or edited over 40 books and published nearly 200 academic articles. His research interests include geographies of work, financial systems, public policy and economic development. His most recent work focuses on the concept of regional economic resilience Dr. Adrian Healy, Cardiff School of Planning and Geography. Adrian’s expertise focuses on innovation and regional economic development, combining knowledge of innovation, education and research initiatives. In this capacity he has worked with local, regional and national authorities in the UK as well as with several of the European Commission Directorate Generals and other Member States. His experience includes working as an advisor on regional innovation to DG Research advisory groups and as an expert advisor to the ODPM House of Commons Select Committee Inquiry into Regional Disparities in Prosperity in the UK. Adrian is currently co-ordinating an EU ESPON-funded leading study into economic resilience of regions in the face of economic crisis. This includes a case study of the South West Region in Ireland.

4 REGIONAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION IRISH BRANCH Speakers Dr. Adrian O’Donoghue is Policy and Research Officer at the BMW Region. He commenced with the Assembly in July His main duties include the preparation of policy submissions to EU, National and Regional Policy documents and strategies. He is also responsible for developing and conducting research on policy issues facing the BMW Region as well as monitoring the factors contributing to regional disparities through analysis of performance indicator data. Dr. Proinnsias Breathnach is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography and Associate of the National Institute for Regional & Spatial Analysis at NUI Maynooth. An economic geographer with a specialist interest in national and regional development, he has written extensively on the links between local government reform, regional governance and regional development. Dr. Eoin O’Leary is Programme Director on the MA (Economics). Since acquiring a PhD in 1995 he has developed an international reputation for the study of regional competitiveness, with publications in Regional Studies, the International Regional Science Review Spatial Economic Analysis and has published a book, entitled: Irish Regional Development: A New Agenda, with The Liffey Press. Eoin has pioneered the study of innovation in Irish industry. Eoin acted as chair of the Regional Science Association International: (British and Irish Section) between 2005 and Dr. Justin Doran is a member of the Department of Economics in University College Cork since His research interests lie in the area of business innovation, firm performance, regional growth and applied econometrics. He is an active member of the Regional Science Association International (British and Irish Section), the Regional Studies Association and the Danish Research Unit on Industrial Development (DRUID). Professor Edgar Morgenroth is programme co-ordinator for research on transport and infrastructure at the ESRI. He holds a PhD in Economics from Keele University in the UK. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Trinity College Dublin. Dr Morgenroth was appointed as an independent member of the National Economic and Social Council (NESC) by the Taoiseach Mr Enda Kenny. His work is widely published including papers in Journals such as the Journal of International Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Applied Economics and Regional Studies. Dr. Chris van Egeraat lectures economic geography at the Department of Geography, National University of Ireland, Maynooth. He is research associate of NIRSA and Chairman of the Regional Studies Association, Irish Branch. Mr. Jonathan Hall (MSc MRTPI) is a member of staff in the Department of Applied Social Studies, UCC. He has over 30 years experience in Town and Country Planning and Regeneration. He has practiced mainly in the public sector and achieved senior managerial positions. Since leaving the public sector he worked major regeneration projects and strategies in Bradford and Leeds City centres. He has also worked on industrial investment strategies in the North East of England and housing renewal in Hull.

5 REGIONAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION IRISH BRANCH Regional Economic Resilience - Directions Millennium Hall is part of the Cork City Hall complex. For the Millennium Hall, take the Eglinton Steet entrance of the complex By Public transport: minutes walk from the train station. By Car: Parking available at City Car Park, Eglinton Street


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