André Torre - Curriculum Vitae#

Languages: French, English, IItalian Corsican

Doctor in economics and accredited to supervise research, holding the following degrees:
  • Habilitation à Diriger les Travaux de Recherches, Sept. 1988, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis. Mention Très Honorable.
  • Doctorat de Sciences Economiques - Juin 1985, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis. Mention Très Honorable - Eloges du Jury - Subvention pour publication
  • D.E.A. en Economie de la Production - Octobre 1981, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis


  • Head of the national PSDR (For and About Regional development) research program, which involves various teams and stakeholders belonging from ten French regions,
  • Deputy head of the MSH (Maisons des Sciences de l'Homme) Paris Saclay
  • Manager of the « Proximity team » of the UMR SAD-APT (INRA - Agro Paris Tech)

Holding responsabilities in scientific societies:
  • Vice President of ERSA (European Regional Science Association)
  • past-President of the French speaking section of ERSA (ASRDLF)
  • member of the board of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI)

Acting as:

  • Chief Editor of the Revue d’Economie Régionale et Urbaine / Journal of Regional and Urban Economics
  • Member of the scientific committee of the scientific journals: Economie Rurale ; Géographie, Economie, Société ; Geography Journal ; Journal for Spatial and Organizational Dynamics; Open Environmental Journal ; Revue d’Economie Régionale et Urbaine ; REGION ; Territoires du Futur ; Spatial Economics ; Studia Regionalia

André Torre has published 15 books and 15 special issues of scientific peer review journals, as well as more than a hundred fifty papers on the topics of proximity, innovation and regional development.

His research was for a long time at the cross roads of spatial and industrial economics; It has in recent years become more multi-disciplinary and focused increasingly on questions related to land use planning and sustainable development processes, mostly on issues related to space and coordination between people or groups of people. The main topic of his research currently focuses on the analysis of proximity relations and on their importance in processes of coordination between people.
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