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Spatial Externalities, Final Report


The objectives of the specialist meeting on spatial externalities were two-fold: (1) to assess the status and future of “spatial thinking” in economics in general, and (2) in the context of the study of spatial externalities in particular. Specifically, participants were asked to address what is the perceived added value of spatial models and spatial methods, to identify critical impediments and to suggest the most promising research directions where a spatial perspective can provide added value to the solution of economic questions. The meeting was organized around three main topics: theoretical perspectives on spatial externalities; methodological perspectives on spatial externalities; and spatial analysis in economic research.

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