John Winters, associate professor, won the Geoffrey J.D. Hewings Award at the 2018 North American conference of the Regional Science Association International, the North American Regional Science Council Nov. 7-10, 2018.
The award is named in honor of Professor Geoffrey J.D. Hewings who over the years introduced numerous graduate students to Regional Science and mentored them as young scholars. The award recognizes distinguished contributions to Regional Science research by a Ph.D. graduate within the last ten years.
Besides being an associate professor in the department, Winters is a Research Fellow with the Institute of Labor Economics and Fellow of Global Labor Organization. He graduated from Georgia State University in 2009 with a doctorate in economics. He has served on the executive council of the Southern Regional Science Association and serves on the editorial boards of Growth and Change, Journal of Regional Science, Research in Higher Education and The Review of Regional Studies.
Winters has already established himself as a prolific researcher, publishing approximately 45 academic journal articles. He has published in regional science and urban journals such as Annals of Regional Science, Journal of Economic Geography, Journal of Regional Science, Journal of Urban Economics, Papers in Regional Science, Regional Science and Urban Economics and Urban Studies. Other papers have appeared in highly-ranked economics journals including Energy Economics, Journal of Human Resources, and Journal of Labor Economics.
In a recent article on regional science publications Winters was ranked tenth in the U.S. According to rankings by Research Papers in Economics (RePEc), he ranks in the top two percent worldwide for publications in the last ten years and ranks forty second for publications by scholars whose first publication was ten years ago or less.