Anselin, Luc (1953–)

The year 2008 marks the 20th anniversary of the book Spatial Econometrics: Methods and Models, for which Luc Anselin is best known and which has been cited more than 2,600 times. One of Anselin's principal academic achievements has been his contributions to moving the discipline of spatial econometrics from the margins in 1988 to current acceptance in mainstream econometrics, thereby advancing the econometric foundations of geographic information science (GIScience). His publications include several hundred articles and seminal edited books (including New Directions in Spatial Econometrics in 1995 and Advances in Spatial Econometrics in 2004) in the fields of quantitative geography, regional science, GIScience, econometrics, economics, and computer science.

His development of spatial software further facilitated the establishment of spatial econometrics. Prominent software tools include SpaceStat (spatial ...

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