Paul Elhorst, University of Groningen, The Netherlands and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal has announced the winners of the Spatial Economic Analysis Awards:
Best Paper Award for papers published in 2020
- Global spatial economic interaction: knowledge spillover or technical diffusion? – XUN ZHANG, Beijing Normal University, China & Shanghai Finance Institute, China; GUANGHUA WAN, Chongqing Technology and Business University, China; JING LI, Chongqing Technology and Business University, China; ZONGYUE HE, Beijing University of Technology, China.
Best Referee Award
- ABHIMANYU GUPTA, University of Essex, UK
Spatial Economic Analysis publishes research in spatial and geographic economics covering spatial data analysis and economic phenomena at city, regional and global levels. This journal is published by two of the world’s leading learned societies in the analysis of spatial economics, the Regional Studies Association and the British and Irish Section of the Regional Science Association International.
A spatial perspective has become increasingly relevant to our understanding of economic phenomena, both on the global scale and at the scale of cities and regions. The growth in international trade, the opening up of emerging markets, the restructuring of the world economy along regional lines, and overall strategic and political significance of globalization, have re-emphasised the importance of geographical analysis. Spatial variations in economic development within cities and regions are also highly topical subjects for intellectual enquiry and have long been the focus of policy initiatives by national, regional and local governments.
The awakening emphasis on space among economists has been stimulated by the emergence of a new breed of theory, namely ’new economic geography’ or ’geographical economics’. This new theory adds a significant new dimension to the already existing theoretical tools of spatial economics, which broadly aim to analyse the role of geography and location in economic phenomena. Additionally, spatial economic analysis is increasingly being supported by the emergence of new analytical methods, with an explosion of interest in new models and techniques of spatial data analysis and data visualisation (GIS). Spatial econometrics is becoming increasingly recognised as a valuable sub-discipline among mainstream econometricians.