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Spatial Economic Analysis
Spatial Econ Anal

ISSN (printed): 1742-1772. ISSN (electronic): 1742-1780.

Spatial Economic Analysis is an international economics journal aiming for the highest level of quality and esteem. It is based at the University of Cambridge and is published by two of the world's leading learned societies in the analysis of spatial economics, the Regional Studies Association and the British and Irish Section of the Regional Science Association. A spatial perspective has become increasing relevant to our understanding of economic phenomena, both on the global scale and at the scale of cities and regions. The growth in international trade, the opening up of emerging markets, the restructuring of the world economy along regional lines, and overall strategic and political significance of globalization, have re-emphasised the importance of geographical analysis. Spatial variations in economic development within cities and regions are also highly topical subjects for intellectual enquiry and have long been the focus of policy initiatives by national, regional and local governments. The awakening emphasis on space among economists has been stimulated by the emergence of a new breed of theory, namely ‘new economic geography' or ‘geographical economics'. This new theory adds a significant new dimension to the already existing theoretical tools of spatial economics, which broadly aim to analyse the role of geography and location in economic phenomenon. Additionally, spatial economic analysis is increasingly being supported by the emergence of new analytical methods, with an explosion of interest in new models and techniques of spatial data analysis and data visualisation (GIS) and spatial econometrics becoming increasingly recognised as a valuable sub-discipline among mainstream econometricians.

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