August Lösch Prize 2006

October 14th , 2006: August Lösch Commemorative Lecture and Award Ceremony 2006

Organized by the Institute for Regional Research, together with the August Lösch Association and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. The August Lösch Prize is a reward with a fine tradition in the field of Regional Science. The price was created 1971 and first awarded 1972 by the city of Heidenheim an der Brenz (Württemberg). For the first time in 2006, it was awarded by the August Lösch Association in Kiel. The price dignifies and reminds of the World famous economist August Lösch, who was born in Heidenheim and worked at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy until his premature demise shortly after the Second World War. In 2006, Dr. Gilles Duranton (London School of Economics, subsequent Toronto University ) and Dr. Henry Overman (London School of Economics) shared the prize for their joint work in the field of Regional Science, particularly on creation of clusters, i.e. on spatial location of industries.

Programm of the Ceremony Event, October 2006:

  • Address of welcome, Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Soltwedel, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
  • August Lösch, Vita, Prof. Dr. Johannes Bröcker, Institute for Regional Research
  • Presentation of the August Lösch Anthology, "A Tribute to August Lösch“, Prof. Dr. Rolf Funck, University of Karlsruhe
  • Laudation: Prof. Dr. Roger Vickerman, University of Kent at Canterbury
  • Presentation of the August Lösch Prize, Bernhard Ilg, Mayor of the city of Heidenheim
  • Memorial Lecture in Honour of August Lösch, Prof. Dr. Masahisa Fujita, Ph.D.,
  • University of Kyoto, "The Evolution of Spatial Economics: From Thünen, Christaller and Lösch to the New Economic Geography”