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Josep-Maria Arauzo-Carod is a Full Professor of Economics at the Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Chair of the Research Center on Economics and Sustainability (ECO-SOS) and member of the research group Quantitative, Urban and Regional Economics (QURE). He has a Bachelor Degree in Economics (Universitat de Barcelona) and a PhD in Economics (Universitat Rovira i Virgili). He has been Visiting Fellow at University of Reading (UoR). His thesis analysed location decisions of manufacturing firms in Catalan municipalities. He has published several articles, books and book chapters about industrial location, cultural and creative industries and some spatial economic issues. He is Vice-Chair of the International Network of Economic Research (INFER), member of the Board of the Council of the Catalan Competition Commission (ACCO), and Fellow at the MSH Val de Loire (MSHVdL) and at the Institut d’Economia de Barcelona (IEB). See Josep-Maria’s profile at RePEc, Scopus, Publons, and ORCiD and follow his publications at Google scholar.

Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Universitat Rovira i Virgili is a young Catalan university strongly research oriented located in Camp de Tarragona region, one hour away from Barcelona.

Research Center on Economics and Sustainability (ECO-SOS) is located at Universitat Rovira i Virgili and was previously known as CREIP (Research Center in Industrial and Public Economics).

Quantitative Urban and Regional Economics (QURE) is a research group focused on Urban and Regional Economics located at Universitat Rovira i Virgili.

International Network for Economic Research (INFER) is a network of academics and practitioners working on economic research.

Catalan Competition Authority (ACCO) is public agency that aims to ensure the proper functioning competitive markets in all productive sectors of the economy in Catalonia.

The Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Val de Loire (MSH VdL) is a joint research organism of Université de Tours and Université d’Orléans charged of management and evaluation of research projects in social sciences in these universities.

The Institut d’Economia de Barcelona (IEB) is a research centre on economics of the Universitat de Barcelona.