Francisco Rowe is an Economic Geographer and Lecturer in Quantitative Geography. Previously Dr Rowe was appointed as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Queensland Australia after appoinments at the Millennium Nucleus for Regional Science and Public Policy and the Institute of Applied Regional Economics (IDEAR) housed by the Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile. His research focuses on three core areas of human and economic geography: human capital mobility, spatial labour markets and statistical economic modelling. His research is applied, multidisciplinary and policy oriented. It straddles theories and conceptual approaches from regional and urban economics, demography, educational research and political economics, and seeks to produce policy relevant evidence to enhance local economic productivity and social development.