AutorLoyola ECON

Geoffrey J. D. Hewings

The Challenge for Regional Development

This working paper reproduces the speech by Professor Geoffrey J.D. Hewings at the Nomination Ceremony as Member of the Andalusian Regional Science Academy, on 28 May 2018 at Loyola Andalusia University. Professor Hewings reviews the evolution of Regional Science since the sixties, highlighting the key and forgotten role of the space when the outcomes of the economic policies are assessed in terms of developments. In addition, the challenges posed by demographic change are drawn, pointing out the future research directions to be addressed by regional modelers.