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Award Rules
PRSCO Award for Best Paper by a Young Regional Scientist [PDF] [MS-Word]
HIGANO Award for Outstanding Service to PRSCO [PDF] [MS-Word]

PRSCO Award for Best Paper by a Young Regional Scientist

Call for Submissions
PRSCO Award for Best Paper by a Young Regional Scientist

The Pacific Regional Science Conference Organization (PRSCO) offers a Best Paper Award annually. The Award is aimed at encouraging young regional scientists within the Asia-Pacific region to participate in research within the PRSCO community and to achieve research excellence. PRSCO now invites submissions for the 2022 Award.

The Award will be made for the best submission to the PRSCO Best Paper competition by a young regional scientist, under the age of 35 (on December 31, 2022), who is from a PRSCO-relevant part of the world. The Award rules can be found on the PRSCO web site.

Papers submitted for the Best Paper Award should be presented to 27th the PRSCO online conference Kyoto origin on August 1-4, 2022.

Eligible authors who wish to submit a paper to the PRSCO Best Paper competition should email a pdf copy of their paper to the PRSCO Executive Secretary, Soushi Suzuki, soushi-s@lst.hokkai-s-u.ac.jp, by no later than Thursday, June 30, 2022.

Papers will be assessed by a PRSCO Best Paper Selection Committee and the author of the winning paper is expected to be notified by August 1, 2022. The decision of the Selection Committee will be final.

Submissions should include a cover page with the paper’s title, the author’s full name, affiliation, and contact details. Award applicants should either: state that the paper is single-authored; or provide the name of the co-author(s), together with evidence that the applicant is the lead author and has contributed over 70 per cent of the paper’s content. The applicant should also affirm that they meet the Award’s age criterion.

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PRSCO Award for Best Paper by a Young Regional Scientist

List of Winners

2015 Andrés Castaño Zuluaga (the Catholic University of the North at Antofagasta, Chile)
Paper Title “The Effect of the Spatial Density of Firms on Gender Wage Gap”

2016 Maria IKEGAWA (Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan)
Paper Title "Location Choice for Japanese Frozen Food Industry in East Asia Using Domestic and
Foreign Market Access with the Penetration Rate of Refrigerators"

2017 Juan Soto (Universidad Cat´olica del Norte)
Paper Title “Cities, Wages, and the Urban Hierarchy”

2018 Camila Alvayay (Universidad Católica del Norte)
Paper Title “Housing Demolition and Property Tax Delinquency: Evidence from Detroit”

2020 Sunhyung Min (Seoul National University)
Paper Title “Do peer farms affect cost efficienty in Korean rice farms?”

2021 Taejun Mo (Seoul National University)
Paper Title "Examination of Applicability of Climate Smart Agriculture Technology: Case of Agrophotovoltaics"

2022 Mauricio Oyarzo (Universidad de Concepción)
Paper Title "Shocks derived from mining windfalls and horizontal transfers: Exploring the permanent income hypothesis in Chilean municipalities from a spatial competition approach"

Higano Award for Outstanding Service to PRSCO

Call for Applications
Higano Award for Outstanding Service to PRSCO 2023


We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Higano Award for Outstanding Service to PRSCO 2023 ( the Higano Award).
Please submit your nomination along with the nomination form to the PRSCO Secretariat by January 31, 2023 via email <soushi-s@lst.hokkai-s-u.ac.jp>.
For more information on this award, please see (PDF).

The Pacific Regional Science Council Organization (PRSCO) annually presents the Higano Award for outstanding contributions to PRSCO. The award recognizes a member or friend of PRSCO ( individual person) who has made an outstanding long-term contribution to the development and organization of regional science, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region and internationally beyond the regional level, and may be presented to up to two individuals each year on a calendar year basis. The recipient will be presented with the award by the PRSCO President or his/her nominee at the PRSCO Summer Institute 2023 in Cambodia.

Sincerely yours,
Prof. Dr. Hidehiko KANEGAE, PRSCO President 2020-2023

Higano Award for Outstanding Service to PRSCO

List of Winners 

2013 Yoshiro Higano (University of Tsukuba, JSRSAI)
2015 David Plane (The Universityof Arizona, WRSA)
2015 Jorge Serrano (The National University of Mexico, AMECIDER)
2017 Bob Stimson (The University of Melbourne, ANZRSAI)
2020 Lay Gibson (The University of Azirona, WRSA)
2020 Kingsley Haynes (George Mason University, WRSA)
2020 Sam Ock Park (Seoul National University, KRSA)