Raising the bar (7)

Elhorst, P., Abreu, M., Amaral, P., Bhattacharjee, A., Corrado, L., Doran, J., Fingleton, B., Fuerst, F., Garretsen, H., Igliori, D., Gallo, J. L., McCann, P., Monastiriotis, V., Quatraro, F. & Yu, J., 2018, In : Spatial Economic Analysis. 13, 1, p. 1-4 4 p.

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  • Paul Elhorst
  • Maria Abreu
  • Pedro Amaral
  • Arnab Bhattacharjee
  • Luisa Corrado
  • Justin Doran
  • Bernard Fingleton
  • Franz Fuerst
  • Harry Garretsen
  • Danilo Igliori
  • Julie Le Gallo
  • Philip McCann
  • Vassilis Monastiriotis
  • Francesco Quatraro
  • Jihai Yu

This editorial summarises the papers published in issue 13.1 so as to raise the bar in applied spatial economic research and highlight new trends. The first paper adopts a scale neutral approach to investigate the spatial mechanisms that cause regional innovation and growth. The second paper claims that population-weighting when calculating indices of regional inequality might lead to inconsistent outcomes. The third paper estimates the effect of distance between family residence and higher education institution on a student's academic performance, thereby accounting for endogenous regressors. The fourth paper shows an inverted U-shaped relationship between economic development at region of origin and the propensity to migrate using a multilevel approach. The fifth paper provides spatial econometric evidence of price competition between sellers of used books on The last paper estimates a hedonic housing price equation and parameterizes the spatial weight matrix to determine how far back in time buyers, sellers and realtors are looking at the housing market.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalSpatial Economic Analysis
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • scale effects, inequality, education, migration, pricing, C23, D63, I2, R12, R23, NEGATIVE SPATIAL AUTOCORRELATION, MIGRATION

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