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Rotman professor named as a Fellow of the Regional Science Association International

April 23, 2014

TORONTO, ON – A lead­ing researcher and teacher of urban eco­nom­ics and real estate at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment has been elect­ed a Fel­low of the Region­al Sci­ence Asso­ci­a­tion Inter­na­tion­al (RSAI) in recog­ni­tion of his life­time con­tri­bu­tions to the schol­ar­ship of region­al sci­ence.

William Strange is the Smart Cen­tres Chair in Real Estate and a pro­fes­sor of busi­ness eco­nom­ics at the Rot­man School where he joined the fac­ul­ty in 2001. His research exam­ines agglom­er­a­tion, indus­try clus­ters, labor mar­ket pool­ing, skills, pri­vate gov­ern­ment, real estate devel­op­ment and real estate invest­ment. He was won numer­ous awards for his teach­ing of busi­ness eco­nom­ics and real estate cours­es in the Rot­man School’s pro­grams as well as for his research. He is cur­rent­ly Edi­tor of Jour­nal of Urban Eco­nom­ics (with Stu­art Rosen­thal), and he served in 2011 as Pres­i­dent of the Amer­i­can Real Estate and Urban Eco­nom­ics Asso­ci­a­tion.

The Region­al Sci­ence Asso­ci­a­tion Inter­na­tion­al (RSAI), found­ed in 1954, is an inter­na­tion­al com­mu­ni­ty of schol­ars inter­est­ed in the region­al impacts of nation­al or glob­al process­es of eco­nom­ic and social change. The RSAI Fel­lows are elect­ed in recog­ni­tion of a proven and rec­og­nized research record in the field of Region­al Sci­ence dur­ing a con­sid­er­able part of the Fellow’s sci­en­tif­ic career. Prof. Strange is one of two schol­ars from around the globe who have been select­ed for this hon­our this year. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion on the RSAI is online at

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