Econometric Advances in Spatial Modelling and Methodology

Essays in Honour of Jean Paelinck

  • Daniel A. Griffith
  • Carl G. Amrhein
  • Jean-Marie Huriot

Part of the Advanced Studies in Theoretical and Applied Econometrics book series (ASTA, volume 35)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction: Focus on Jean Paelinck

    1. Daniel A. Griffith, Carl G. Amrhein
      Pages 1-6
  3. Spatial Economic Theory and Econometrics

  4. Spatial Analysis and Methods

  5. Applications

  6. To Juliette: An Epilogue for a Valued Colleague and Dear Friend

    1. Antoine Bailly, Lay James Gibson
      Pages 189-191
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 193-196

About this book


The purpose of models is not to fit the data but to sharpen the questions. S. Karlin, 11th R. A. Fisher Memorial Lecture, Royal Society, 20 April 1983 We are proud to offer this volume in honour of the remarkable career of the Father of Spatial Econometrics, Professor Jean Paelinck, presently of the Tinbergen Institute, Rotterdam. Not one to model solely for the sake of modelling, the above quotation nicely captures Professor Paelinck's unceasing quest for the best question for which an answer is needed. His FLEUR model has sharpened many spatial economics and spatial econometrics questions! Jean Paelinck, arguably, is the founder of modem spatial econometrics, penning the seminal introductory monograph on this topic, Spatial Econometrics, with Klaassen in 1979. In the General Address to the Dutch Statistical Association, on May 2, 1974, in Tilburg, "he coined the term [spatial econometrics] to designate a growing body of the regional science literature that dealt primarily with estimation and testing problems encountered in the implementation of multiregional econometric models" (Anselin, 1988, p. 7); he already had introduced this idea in his introductory report to the 1966 Annual Meeting of the Association de Science Regionale de Langue Fran~aise.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel A. Griffith
    • 1
  • Carl G. Amrhein
    • 2
  • Jean-Marie Huriot
    • 3
  1. 1.Syracuse UniversityUSA
  2. 2.University of TorontoCanada
  3. 3.University of BurgundyCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-4788-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-2899-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1570-5811
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