Spatial econometrics in RSUE: Retrospect and prospect

Luc Anselin

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This article reviews the stages of development of spatial econometrics since its inception in the early 1970s, especially as represented by publications in RSUE. It also reflects on promising future directions. The evolution of the field is categorized into three distinct periods: the preconditions for growth (early 1970s to late 1980s), the take off (1990s), and the steady state (post 2000). Each of these is characterized by a change in the focus of interest, an evolution of the disciplinary mix of scholars involved in the field, and a diversification of publication outlets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)450-456
Number of pages7
JournalRegional Science and Urban Economics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2007


  • Computation
  • Scientific publishing
  • Spatial econometrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Urban Studies


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