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Presentation Guidelines

Please read the presentation guidelines carefully and follow the instructions during the conference. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Room Equipment:

Each room is equipped with computer and beamer. Please bring your presentation file on a USB memory stick. The available software for presentation is PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat Reader.


All presenters should arrive 10 minutes in advance and make sure that no technical problems occur. Each presenter has 20 minutes for presentation, 5 minutes for his or her discussants' presentation and another 5 minutes for general discussion. Please respect the time limit for presenting your paper and for the discussion. The chairs are advised to enforce the time constraints.

Session's Chair:

The last presenter in the session is assigned the role of the session's chair. The chair has to supervise that time constraints are met. He or she should welcome and introduce the participants and moderate the open discussion. If the session's chair is absent, the last presenter listed should take the role of the chair.


Every presenter is discussant of the previous paper as indicated in the detailed program. Accordingly, the second speaker is discussant of the first paper, the third speaker is discussant of the second paper and so forth. The first speaker is discussant of the last paper. Discussants should download the paper they have to discuss in advance from the conference homepage.

Thursday 9th


Parallel session 1: 9.30-11.30


Agglomeration and spatial effects

G. Arbia, G. Espa, D. Giulani, A. Mazzitelli Modelling space-time clusters of firms through dynamic point pattern analysis:the case of ICT in the area of Rome (Italy)
Marusca di Castris, Guido Pellegrini Agglomeration effects on regional labour markets
Michael J. Artis, Ernest Miguélez, Rosina Moreno Assessing Aglomeration Economies in a Spatial Framework with Endogeneous Regressors
Maria Davi', Enrique Lòpez-Bazo, Isidora Barbaccia (CHAIR) Measurement of Agglomeration and Spatial Effects


Crime and Terrorism, and Health

Jülide Yildirim, Nadir Öcal, Nebile Korucu Analysing the Determinants of Terrorism in Turkey using Geographically Weighted Regression
SeongWoo Lee, DongWoo Kang, MiYoung Kim Determinants of Crime Incidence in Korea: A Mixed GWR Approach
Olena Stavrunova, Oleg Yerokhin Equilibrium Model of Waiting Times for
Non-Emergency Procedures in the NSW Public Hospitals
Pedro Amaral (CHAIR) The Spatial Structure of Health Services Supply in Brazil and Great Britain


Spatial Econometrics. Theory (I)

Jesús Mur, Jean H.P. Paelinck Some issues on the concept of Causality in Spatial Econometric models
Stanislav Stakhovych, Tammo H.A. Bijmolt, Michel Wedel Modeling Geo-dependent Attitudes with Bayesian Spatial Factor Analysis: Application to Financial Planning
Jude C. Hays,
Aya Kachi,
Robert J. Franzese Jr.
An m-STAR Model of Dynamic, Endogenous Interdependence a.k.a. Network-Behavior Coevolution in the Social Sciences
Todd H. Kuethe, Todd Hubbs, Brigitte Waldorf (CHAIR) Copula Models for Spatial Point Patterns and Processes


Spatial Income Dynamics

Hua Kiefer, Leonard Kiefer Federal Reserve Policy and US State Income Dynamics
M. Gerolimetto, S. Magrini (CHAIR) Conditional density estimation
with spatially dependent data


Urban analyses

Ian Gordon, Ioannis Kaplanis Accounting for Big City Growth in Low Paid Occupations: Immigration and/or Service Class Consumption
Daniel Arribas-Bel How many? Using ESDA to evaluate
polycentricity in the US cities
Sergio J. Rey, David C. Folch What Can 70 Million or So Neighborhoods
Tell Us about the Performance
of Income Segregation Measures?
Daniel A. Griffith (CHAIR) A comparison of singly-constrained and spatially structued random effects gravity model specifications with and without eigenfunction spatial filters: 2000 journey-to-work flows in Pennsylvania


Parallel session 2: 14.30-16.30


Economic Convergence (I)

Hans-Friedrich Eckey, Christian Dreger, Matthias Türck European Regional Convergence in a Human Capital Augmented Solow Model
Luis Eduardo Vasconcelos Rocha, Eduardo Simões de Almeida, Rosa Maria Olivera Fontes Global and Local Spatial Income Convergence Models for Minas Gerais State, Brazil
Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Aleksey Oshchepkov, Boriss Siliverstovs The Russian regional convergence process: Where does it go?
Cristina Brasili, Francesca Bruno, Annachiara Saguatti (CHAIR) A spatial econometric model for evaluating conditional ß-convergence across EU regions


Housing and land use

Vicente Royuela, Juan Carlos Duque Housing submarkets and price homogeneous areas
Francesco Moscone, Elisa Tosetti GMM estimation of spatial autorigressive models: an application to US house prices
Raja Chakir, Julie Le Gallo A spatial econometric analysis of the determinants of land use changes in France
Carmen E. Carrión-Flores, Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, Ledia Guci (CHAIR) Land Use Change: A Spatial Multinomial Choice Analysis


Knowledge diffusion

Corinne Autant-Bernard, James P. LeSage Quantifying Knowledge Spillovers using Spatial Econometric Models
Torben Klarl Spatial knowledge spillovers: a regional view of Germany
Charles Plaigin (CHAIR) Exploratory study on the presence
of cultural and institutional growth


Spatial Panels: Theory

Helmut Herwartz, Christoph Strumann Exact inference for the spatial autocorrelation coeffcient in linear panel models
Fernando López, Mariano Matilla, Jesús Mur, Manuel Ruiz Symbolic Dynamic to Test Basic Hypothesis in Panel Data
Nicolas Debarsy, Cem Ertur Testing for spatial autocorrelation in a fixed effects panel data model:
The Feldstein-Horioka puzzle revisited
Madina Kukenova, José-Antonio Monteiro (CHAIR) Spatial Dynamic Panel Model and System GMM: A Monte Carlo Investigation


Spatial Structures

Antonio Páez, Steven Farber, David Wheeler Multicollinearity in geographically weighted regression coefficients: Results from a new simulation experiment
Takahisa Yokoi, Asao Ando Spatial structures in spatial autoregressive models and
one-directional adjacency matrices
Michel Goulard, T. Laurent, Christine Thomas-Agnan (CHAIR) About predictions in spatial SAR models:
optimal and almost optimal strategies


Tax interactions

Francisco J. Delgado, Matías Mayor-Fernández Tax mimicking among local governments: some new evidence from Spanish municipalities
Nelly Exbrayat (CHAIR) The impact of trade integration and market potential on tax interactions: evidence from OECD countries



Parallel session 3: 17.00-18.30


Banking and Retail localization

Marco Crocco, Fabiana Santos, Pedro Amaral The Spatial Structure of the Financial Development in Brazil
Burcu H. Ozuduru, Jean-Michel Guldmann Modeling the Spatial Dependency of Shopping Center Trade Areas
Luigi Moretti, Angela Parenti (CHAIR) Asymmetric Real Effects of Banking Market Structure: Evidence from Spatial Analysis Using Local Level Data


Economic Geography (I)

Morito Tsutsumi, Hajime Seya, Yoshiki Yamagata Regional income convergence in Japan
after the bubble economy
Julie Le Gallo, Sandy Dall'erba, Rachel Guillain The Impact of Structural Funds on EU Regional Growth: A Local Analysis
Stefan Bauernschuster, Oliver Falck, Robert Gold, Stephan Heblich (CHAIR) The Shadows of the Past
How Implicit Institutions Influence Entrepreneurship


Nonparametric and spatiotemporal methods

Carlos Martins-Filho, Christopher F. Parmeter Nonparametric Regression with a Parametric Spatial Autoregressive Error Structure
Helena Marques, Gabriel Pino, J.D. Tena Regional inflation dynamics using space-time models
Jenny E. Ligthart, Jan P.A.M. Jacobs, Hendrik Vrijburg Dynamic Panel Data Models Featuring Endogenous Interaction and Spatially Correlated Errors
Nicolas Debarsy, Vincenzo Verardi (CHAIR) Identifying Nonlinearities in Spatial Autoregressive Models


Schooling and Education

Raul Ramos, Jordi Suriñach, Manuel Artís Human Capital Spillovers and Regional Economic Growth in Spain
Juan Tomas Sayago The spatial agglomeration of educated people in Colombia
Felix Weinhardt (CHAIR) Is there a spatial poverty trap? An empirical investigation of social housing neighbourhoods and school performance in England


Spatial Econometrics. Theory (II)

J. Paul Elhorst, Annette Illy A simultaneous equations model with interaction effects in y, x and e, and a spatial reformulation of Okun's Law
Cristina Salvioni, Donald J. Lacombe and Garth Holloway Bayesian Inference in Large Hierarchical Spatial Data Structures
Wolfgang Polasek, Richard Sellner, Carlos Llano (CHAIR) Bayesian methods for completing data in space-time panel models


Wages, employment, and spatial externalities

Alessia Matano, Paolo Naticchioni Spatial Externalities and Wage Distribution: the Role of Sorting
Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Vassilis Tselios Individual Earnings and Educational Externalities in the European Union
Ioannis Kaplanis (CHAIR) Local human capital and its impact on local employment chances in Britain



Friday 10th


Parallel session 4: 9.00-11.00


Concentration of economic activities

Ilenia Epifani, Rosella Nicolini On the accessibility problem across space: a probabilistic approach
Andrés Artal-Tur, Luisa Alamá-Sabater, José Miguel Navarro-Azorín Industrial location, spatial discrete choice models and the need to
account for neighbourhood effects
José M. Albert, Marta R. Casanova, Vicente Orts Spatial location patterns of Spanish manufacturing firms
Dieter Pennerstorfer, Christoph Weiss (CHAIR) Spatial Concentration and Local Market Power: Evidence from the Retail Gasoline Market


Growth determinants

Phillip Mohl, Tobias Hagen Do EU structural funds promote regional growth? Evidence from various panel data approaches
Barbara Dettori, Emanuela Marrocu, Raffaele Paci Total factor productivity, intangible assets and spatial dependence in the European regions
Christian Dreger, Georg Erber, Hannah Wesker Impacts of Intangible Assets on Regional Growth and Unemployment
Carina Hirsch, Giovanni Sulis (CHAIR) Schooling, Production Structure and Growth: An Empirical Analysis on Italian Regions


Spatial discrete choice models

Tadao Hoshino GMM Estimation of Spatial Autoregressive Probit Models: An Analysis of the Implementation of the District Planning System in Japan
Manuel Ruiz, Fernando López, Antonio Páez Spatial Association of Qualitative Data: A New Test Using Symbolic Dynamics
David Layton, Alan Haynie (CHAIR) Specifying, Simulating, and Estimating Multivariate Extreme Value (GEV) Discrete Choice Models in Fisheries


Spatial distribution of unemployment

Roberto Basile, Alessandro Girardi, Marianna Mantuano Regional Unemployment Traps in Italy: Assessing the Evidence
Roger Antoun Why Almost Similar Regions Have Different Unemployment Rates
Patricia Suárez Cano,
Matías Mayor Fernández (CHAIR)
Spatial Analysis of Public Employment Services in the Spanish Provinces


Spatial Econometrics. Theory (III)

Vassilis Monastiriotis, Ian Gordon Speak your weight: examining the meaning of spatial autocorrelation in the analysis of spatial process
Antonio Páez, Julie Le Gallo Using synthetic variables in instrumental variable estimation of spatial series models
Ana Angulo, Jesús Mur, Fernando López Forecasting Regional Time Series: The Case of Employment in European Regions
Badi H. Baltagi, Alain Pirotte (CHAIR) Seemingly Unrelated Regressions With
Spatial Error Components


Parallel session 5: 11.30-13.30


Economic Geography (II)

Eckhardt Bode, Peter Nunnenkamp, Andreas Waldkirch Spatial Effects of Foreign Direct Investment in U.S. States
James P. LeSage, Carlos Llano, Tamara de la Mata Social networks and trade of services: modeling interregional tourism flows with spatial and network autocorrelation effects
Daria Ciriaci, Daniela Palma Geography, environmental efficiency and economic growth: how to uncover localised externalities through spatial econometric modelling
Eduardo Almeida,
Terciane Sabadini Carvalho (CHAIR)
The Global Environmental Kuznets Curve and the Kyoto Protocol


Growth and Spatial Econometrics

Monika Bartkowska, Aleksandra Riedl Regional convergence clubs in Europe: Identi cation and conditioning factors
Miguel Ángel Mendoza,
Marcos Valdivia López,
Fernando Lozano Ascencio
Remittances, Growth and Convergence in Mexico: A Spatial Econometric Approach
Manfred M. Fischer A spatially augmented Mankiw-Romer-Weil model: Theory and Evidence
Michael Pfaffermayr (CHAIR) Spatial Convergence of Regions Revisited: a Spatial Maximum Likelihood Systems Approach


Spatial Panels: Applications (I)

Mickael Bech, Jørgen Lauridsen, Fernando López, Jesus Mur Spatial Patterns of GP Expenditures
Stephen G. Hall, Qian Guo Spatial Panel Data Analysis With Feasible GLS Techniques: An Application in the Chinese Real Exchange Rate Studies
David Bartolini, Raffaella Santolini Fiscal rules and the opportunistic behaviour of the incumbent politician: evidence from Italian municipalities
Timo Mitze (CHAIR) The Role of Network Autocorrelation in Modelling German Internal Migration: Spatial Regression versus Filtering in a Dynamic Panel Data Approach


Spatial testing

Peter Burridge, Bernard Fingleton Bootstrap inference in spatial econometrics: the J test
Benjamin Born,
Jörg Breitung
Simple Regression Based Tests for Spatial Dependence
Raymond J.G.M. Florax, Valerien O. Pede, Matthew T. Holt (CHAIR) Spatial Econometric Star Models


Infrastructures and technological capital

Vassilis Monastiriotis, Yannis Psycharis Types of public investment and the regions: a spatial economic analysis of government spending on Greek prefectures over the period 1976-2005
Anabela Ribeiro, Antonio Pais Antunes Accessibility and the development in Portuguese off-cost regions A spatial regression analysis
Carlo Menon Stars and Comets: an Exploration on the
Patents' Universe
Ernest Miguélez, Rosina Moreno, Jordi Suriñach (CHAIR) Scientists on the move: tracing scientists' mobility and its spatial distribution


Parallel session 6: 16.30-18.30


Economic convergence (II)

Fernando López, Coro Chasco Testing for the spatial and time constancy in convergence mechanisms.
Jesús Crespo Cuaresma, Gernot Doppelhofer, Martin Feldkircher The Determinants of Economic Growth in
European Regions
Jesús Crespo Cuaresma, Martin Feldkircher Spatial Filtering, Model Uncertainty and the Speed of Income Convergence in Europe
Giuseppe Arbia, Michele Battisti, Gianfranco Di Vaio (CHAIR) Mixing Space: A Spatial Mixture Regression Model, With an Application to European Regional Convergence


Agriculture and Health

Michael Kuhn, Carsten Ochsen Demographic and Geographic Determinants of Regional Physician Supply
Bernard Fortin, Myra Yazbeck Peer Effects, Fast Food Consumption and Obesity
Giuseppe Notarstefano, Raffaele Scuderi Stochastic kernel and conditioning schemes: a study on the influence of spatial factor on agriculture of EU NUTS2
Nejla Ben Arfa, Carmen Rodriguez, Karine Daniel, J. S. Shonkwiler (CHAIR) Spatial Structure of the French dairy sector: a Spatial HAC Estimator


Productivity with spatial effects

Burhan Can Karahasan, Emrah Uyar Spatial Distribution of Education and Regional Inequalities in Turkey
Ferdinand J. Paraguas, Raymond R.C.M Florax, Thomas de Graaff, Henri de Groot Spatial Frontier Production Models: Accounting for Spatial Dependence
Carlo Andrea Bollino, Gianfranco Di Vaio, Paolo Polinori Assessing the efficiency of local government in Italy:A spatial productivity analysis
Markus Eberhardt, Francis Teal (CHAIR) A Common Factor Approach to Spatial Heterogeneity in Agricultural Productivity Analysis


Spatial Econometrics. Theory (IV)

Richard Harris, Victoria Kravtsova In Search of "W"
Kuan-Pin Lin, Zhi-He Long, Bianling Ou Properties of Bootstrap Moran's I for Diagnostic Testing a Spatial Autoregressive Linear Regression Model
Christian Beer, Aleksandra Riedl Modeling Spatial Externalities: A Panel Data Approach
Esteban Fernandez-Vazquez, Matias Mayor-Fernandez (CHAIR) Spatial autoregressive tests by GME-GCE techniques: a Monte Carlo simulation


Spatial Panels: Applications (II)

Geerte Cotteleer, Tracy Stobbe, G. Cornelis van Kooten Expert Opinion versus transaction evidence; using the Reilly Index to measure open space premiums in the Urban-Rural Fringe
Harald Badinger, Peter Egger Horizontal versus Vertical Interdependence in Multinational Activity
Benoît A. Delbecq, Raymond J.G.M. Florax, Adela Nistor,
Jason P. Brown, Jess Lowenberg-Deboer (CHAIR)
The Impact of Drainage Management Technology in Agriculture: A Spatial Panel Data Model



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