Introduction: Focus on Jean Paelinck

  • Daniel A. Griffith
  • Carl G. Amrhein
Part of the Advanced Studies in Theoretical and Applied Econometrics book series (ASTA, volume 35)


The following baker’s dozen of papers—constituting a unique document written by enthusiastic researchers and furnishing concrete evidence that Jean Paelinck is a very well appreciated friend of the scientific world—have been compiled as a lasting testimonial to the outstanding research, mentoring, teaching and service contributions of Jean Paelinck to science and society. Through his distinguished career and principal research accomplishments, Jean has established a legacy that should furnish a research endowment upon which regional science can draw for many years to come. Adapting a quote by Stephen Hawking, “Equations are just the boring part of [econometrics]. [Jean] attempt[s] to see things in terms of [space].” In writing to us, Professor Mignolet, who as a student first met Jean in 1975, provided an anecdote that exemplifies this very point:

No sooner was I sitting in his office than he threw a string of equations on the blackboard.... His proposed solution method [was based on] the consider[ation] that a policy had not been implemented.


Regional Science Spatial Problem Spatial Econometric Distinguished Career NATO Advance Study Institute 
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  1. Griffith, D., and C. Amrhein. (1997). Multivariate Statistical Analysis for Geographers. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.Google Scholar
  2. Paelinck, J. (1982). “Presidential address: operational spatial analysis,” Papers of the Regional Science Association, 50: 1–7.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Paelinck, J. (1996). “Founder’s medal: J. H. P. Paelinck” Papers in Regional Science, 75: iii–v.Google Scholar
  4. Paelinck, J., and L. Klaassen. (1979). Spatial Econometrics. Farnborough: Saxon House.Google Scholar

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  • Daniel A. Griffith
  • Carl G. Amrhein

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