SPATIAL ECONOMETRICS ADVANCED INSTITUTE, University of Roma "La Sapienza", May 14th - June 8th 2012 (5th Edition) (2012)

Organized by the Spatial Econometrics Association.

The school aims at providing a solid background to Master, PhD students and young researchers interested in the analysis of spatial data with particular reference to economic applications:
  • Seminars on spatial economics, spatial statistics, spatial econometrics, panel data and spatial panel data
  • 68 hours of teaching + 40 hours of computer lab
  • Final evaluation via exams (not compulsory)
  • Practical experiences using R, STATA, GeoDaSpace, GeoDa and PySAL.


VI World Conference - Salvador, July 11 to 13, 2012 Spatial Econometrics Association (SEA) (2012)

Organized by Centre for Regional Development and Planning - CEDEPLAR

The VI World Conference of the Spatial Econometrics Association (SEA) has the objective to bring together economists, econometricians and regional scientists to discuss the present achievements and future challenges and opportunities in spatial data analysis. The conference is organized by the Centro de Desenvolvimento e Planejamento Regional (Centre for Regional Development and Planning - CEDEPLAR) at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG).

The Conference will take place from 11-13 of July, 2012 in Bahia Othon Palace Hotel, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. It will be the first SEA World Conference in Latin America. Please check important dates and submission instructions here.

The Conference will be preceded by 1 day of intensive courses in Spatial Econometrics and Spatial Data Analysis. We are pleased to announce Prof. Greene and Prof. Pesaran as Keynote Speakers. We'd like to highlight that a special issue of Empirical Economics will be published with papers presented at the conference.



European Regional Science Association 2012 Congress (ERSA). From 21 to 25 August, Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC (2012)

Organized by The European Organizing Committee (EOC), and the President and the Council (ERSAC).

Is the supranational grouping of national regional science associations across Europe. Members are academics, policy professionals and researchers interested in spatial economics and planning, regional and local development and related issues. They are drawn largely from the disciplines of economics, geography and planning.



59th Annual North American Meetings of the Region Science Association International (NARSC). (2012)

November 7 of 2012, OTTAWA, CANADA

The North American Regional Science Council (NARSC) is an international Regional Science organizations that, together, promote the exchange of knowledge, theory, and analysis of cities and regions across the globe.

NARSC represents the interests of regional scientists in North America, and is a founding member of the Regional Association of the Americas. The European Regional Science Association (ERSA), and the Pacific Regional Science Conference Organization (PRSCO) service the needs of regional scientists throughout Europe and the Pacific Rim, respectively.


+ Publications

An algorithmic approach for simulating realistic irregular lattices

In this paper, we propose an algorithm, RI-Maps, that combines fractal theory, stochastic calculus and computational geometry for simulating realistic irregular lattices with a predefined number of polygons.

Learning outcomes and dropout intentions: An analytical model for Spanish universities

The dropout rate among Spanish university students is very high compared to the European mean, creating a pressing need for the introduction of policies and programmes aimed at increasing rates of persistence.

Propuesta metodologica para la desagregación espacio-temporal de los indicadores de demografía empresarial

Propuesta metodologica para la desagregación espacio-temporal de los indicadores de demografía empresarial

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+ Software and tools

spatially constrained clustering algorithms

Python library with spatially constrained clustering algorithms

Economic multipliers for Colombia

Interactive tool for visualizing the interindustry dynamics in Colombian economy.

Spatial deagregation of multipliers

Interactive tool for visualizing the spatial distribution of economic impacts in Colombian metropolitan areas.

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+ News

RiSE participates in the UN-Habitat Council (Kenya)

RiSE-group was invited to the workshop "The Role of Cities In Creating Improved Economic Opportunities" in the UN-Habitat Governing Council... here are some pictures of the event, Link

The student Oswaldo Zapata awarded

The student of the Master in Economics from the University EAFIT, Oswaldo Zapata, was one of the awarded students by the Government of Antioquia

Noreña's undergraduate thesis published in international book

The thesis of economics student, Miguel Norena, has been published in the book Defining the Regional Spatial Scale in Modern Analysis.

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