J. Paul Elhorst

Prof. J. Paul Elhorst is a Professor of Spatial Econometrics at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He studied econometrics at the University of Amsterdam, from where he holds a Ph.D. in economics. He joined the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen in 1992, where he has been teaching and conducting research in this field for over 30 years.

Prof. J. Paul Elhorst is a distinguished expert in the field of spatial econometrics, economics, and regional science. Since September 2015 Prof. J. Paul Elhorst is the Editor-in-Chief of the Regional Studies Association journal titled Spatial Economic Analysis. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Regional Science, Regional Science & Urban Economics, Journal of Geographical Systems, Geographical Analysis, Journal of Spatial Econometrics, and Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences. Prof. J. Paul Elhorst has published numerous articles in leading academic journals in spatial economics, regional science, and economic geography. He has written more than 100 papers in refereed journals and research interests include (but are not limited to) spatial econometrics, both theoretical and empirical, software, regional labor market analysis, economic growth, research productivity, military spending, contagion, FDI, fiscal policy interaction, and transport economics. According to the Scopus database, his research enjoys so far 4,800 citations and an h-index of 28. Three indicative publications of Prof. J. Paul Elhorst with high impact are Elhorst, J. P., (2014) “Matlab software for spatial panels”, International Regional Science Review, 37(3), pp.389-405; Elhorst, J. P., (2010) “Applied spatial econometrics: raising the bar”, Spatial Economic Analysis, 5(1), 9-28; Elhorst, J. P., (2003) “Specification and estimation of spatial panel data models”, International regional science review, 26(3), pp.244-268.

Prof. J. Paul Elhorst has been Awarded the Martin Beckmann Prize for the best paper in Papers in Regional Science 2007 by the Jury of the distinguished scholars Masahija Fujita, Jean Paelinck, John Quigley, and Jouke van Dijk. He is also the author of the book Spatial Econometrics: from cross-sectional data to spatial panels, which was released in 2014 by Springer, and enjoys a high impact (over 2000 citations, according to the Google Scholar database).Prof. Paul Elhorst has extensive teaching experience both in undergraduate and postgraduate level courses in spatial econometrics, including (but not being exhausted to) courses in Applied Macroeconometrics (Cross-sectional dependence/Spatial Econometrics); Matrix Analysis and Optimization; Empirical Econometrics; and Economics. He has also supervised several Ph.D. students in the field of regional and urban economics and has served as a mentor and advisor to several young researchers in the field.In addition to his academic work, Prof. Paul Elhorst is also an active member of the academic community and is actively involved in promoting spatial econometrics and regional science. He is a Member of the Regional Science Association International, a Fellow of the Spatial Econometrics Association, the Regional Studies Association, and the Groningen Research School (SOM).

Overall, Prof. J. Paul Elhorst is a highly accomplished and respected scholar, with a significant record of scientific research, teaching, and service to spatial econometrics and regional science.

Academic Profile by:

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