Raising the bar (final)

Paul Elhorst, Ugo Fratesi, Maria Abreu, Pedro Amaral, Steven Bond-Smith, Coro Chasco, Luisa Corrado, Jan Ditzen, Daniel Felsenstein, Franz Fuerst, Vassilis Monastiriotis, Francesco Quatraro, Dimitrios Tsiotas, Jihai Yu

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This editorial summarises the papers in issue 18(4) (2023). The first paper investigates attitudes towards civic engagement in relation to living closer to individuals with the same social status. The second paper develops a Bayesian estimator of a dynamic multivariate spatial ordered probit (DMSOP) model. The third paper examines the impact of drug-related activities on violent crime. The fourth paper web-scrapes data from individual firms to provide a better understanding of the determinants of innovation. The fifth paper tests the forecasting performance in post-crises years of spatial dynamic panel data (SDPD) models reformulated in first-differences. The sixth paper applies a count-data econometric model to explain early-stage (GE) business creation. The seventh paper examines patient migration flows among cantons and hospitals using a gravity model extended with spatial lags and a hospital efficiency score as an explanatory variable. The eighth paper studies whether the decision to migrate to pursue a tertiary education negatively affects student achievement at the university level as migration distance increases.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)431-436
Number of pages6
JournalSpatial Economic Analysis
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2023

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  • crime
  • migration
  • social choice
  • spillovers
  • web scraping


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