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 languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)115-119
Number of pages5
JournalSpatial Economic Analysis
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2 Apr 2020

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  • collaboration
  • data envelopment analysis
  • input–output
  • patents
  • population density


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