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Professor of Regional Economic Development, Northumbria University, Newcastle

Dr Ignazio Cabras is Professor of Regional Economic Development at Newcastle Business School, and Research Fellow at the EU*Asia Institute, ESSCA (France). His research interests are focused on economics and environment, with particular emphasis on regional growth and development, public sector management, employment issues, urban-rural dynamics, community cohesion and social capital, industry and innovation, knowledge economies and ICT.

Ignazio's publication record includes more than 60 published works comprising journal articles, books and book chapters, and research reports. He frequently provides expert consultancy for private organisations and public bodies; peer-reviews articles for British and international scientific journals on regular basis, and seats in the Editorial Advisory Board of several academic journals.

Ignazio is Vice-President of the Beeronomics Society and a big supporter of Cagliari, the Sardinian football team which plays in the Italian Serie A (dai Casteddu!).


  • 2014–present
    Professor, Northumbria University


Fellow of the Regional Studies Association