Raising the bar (15)

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

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This editorial summarizes the papers published in issue 15(2) so as to raise the bar in applied spatial economic research and highlight new trends. The first paper combines a conditionally autoregressive process from the spatial statistics literature with a spatial Durbin error model from the spatial econometrics literature. The second paper feeds a multistage and multilevel data envelopment analysis with a microeconomic foundation. The third paper provides empirical evidence that Flegg's location quotient combined with a gravity model produces the most accurate interregional input-output multipliers. The fourth paper investigates the impact of inventor networks on the number of patents per capita in Brazil.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-119
Number of pages5
JournalSpatial Economic Analysis
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2-Apr-2020


  • population density
  • data envelopment analysis
  • input-output
  • collaboration
  • patents
  • CAR

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