D. Ballas, Prof Dr
Dimitris Ballas commenced his appointment as Full Professor of Economic Geography in the Faculty of Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen on 1 September 2017. He has a first degree in Economics (1996, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece), a Master of Arts (with distinction) in Geographical Information Systems (1997, University of Leeds, UK) and a PhD in Geography (2001, University of Leeds, UK). He has also previously worked as Associate Professor at the University of the Aegean, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield and has also held Visiting Research Scholar positions at the University of Cambridge, Harvard University, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Austria) and a Visiting Professor position at Ritsumeikan University (Japan).
Professor Ballas has published widely in the fields of social and economic geography, social and spatial inequalities, regional science and Geoinformatics in the Social Sciences, including highly cited articles and books on the geography of happiness and well-being, as well as on spatial microsimulation and related quantitative methods. He also has extensive experience in using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and spatial microsimulation for the evaluation of the socio-economic and spatial impact of national social policies, as well as area-based policies. His most recent work includes the books The Human Atlas of Europe: A Continent United in Diversity, co-authored with Danny Dorling and Benjamin Hennig (Policy Press, 2017) and GIS and the Social Sciences: Theory and Applications co-authored with Graham Clarke, Rachel S. Franklin and Andy Newing (Routledge, 2017).
Curriculum Vitae of Prof Dimitris Ballas
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