Raising the bar (11)

Paul Elhorst*, Maria Abreu, Pedro Amaral, Arnab Bhattacharjee, Luisa Corrado, Justin Doran, Franz Fuerst, Julie Le Gallo, Philip McCann, Vassilis Monastiriotis, Francesco Quatraro, Jihai Yu

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This editorial summarizes the papers published in issue 14(2) so as to raise the bar in applied spatial economic research and highlight new trends. The first paper deals with past and current challenges for regional science research. The second paper investigates whether people living in deprived neighbourhoods have less chance of succeeding in a job application. The third paper finds evidence that real estate firms can avoid price competition when market shares of their allies increase in the vicinity. The fourth paper is methodological: it considers a spatial autoregressive (SAR) model with heterogeneous coefficients and extensively analyzes the impact of this extension on the direct and indirect effects estimates. The fifth paper proposes an innovative method to estimate the elements of the spatial weight matrix in a spatial econometric model. The final paper is econometric-theoretical: it proposes a new generalized method of moments (GMM) estimator of the coefficients of a SAR model if the error terms are heteroskedastic of an unknown form.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-132
Number of pages4
JournalSpatial Economic Analysis
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 3-Apr-2019


  • discrimination
  • real estate
  • regional science
  • spatio-temporal models

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