Sarafoglou, N; Paelinck, JHP. 2008. On diffusion of ideas in the academic world: the case of spatial econometrics. ANNALS OF REGIONAL SCIENCE 42 (2): 487-500
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Sarafoglou, N; Paelinck, JHP. 2008. On diffusion of ideas in the academic world:
the case of spatial econometrics. ANNALS OF REGIONAL SCIENCE 42 (2): 487-
Author Full Name(s): Sarafoglou, Nikias; Paelinck, Jean H. P.
Document Type: Article
KeyWords Plus: PARTIAL-DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS; DATA ENVELOPMENT
ANALYSIS; ECONOMICS; MODELS; SWEDEN
Abstract: Spatial econometrics is a fast-growing field in the series of
quantitative disciplines, auxiliaries of economics and related social sciences.
Space, friction, interdependence, spatio-temporal components, externalities
and many other aspects interact and should be treated adequately in this field.
The publication of the Paelinck and Klaassen book in the late 1970s generated
virtually the field spatial econometrics. This article studies the diffusion of
spatial econometrics, through experienced history on the one hand, on the
other through bibliometric methods. Although this field was an "Invisible College"
up to 2006 (absence of any organization in form of association, conference,
journal, etc.), the databases depict a fast diffusion in the past and strong
prospects for the future.
Addresses: [Sarafoglou, Nikias; Paelinck, Jean H. P.] George Mason Univ, Sch
Publ Policy, Fairfax, VA 22030 USA
Reprint Address: Sarafoglou, N, George Mason Univ, Sch Publ Policy, Fairfax, VA
E-mail Address: nsarafog at gmu.edu
URL Full Text: http://www.springerlink.com/content/qqx22r25387v3711/
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