IMAJINE at the NARSC and SEA conferences in the USA

The North American Regional Science Council (NARSC) and Spatial Econometrics Association (SEA) have organized the joint conference in Pittsburgh, USA, between the 13th and 16th of November 2019.

The presentations related to the IMAJINE project took part in the Spatial Econometrics Association Session: Microeconomic and International Economics Applications, and in the Special Session: REAL, 30 Years: Regional and Local Inequality.

In the first session, a member from the IMAJINE consortium partner Ud’A held a presentation on “Spatial concentration and location patterns of economic activities” (Domenica Panzera, Alfredo Cartone, Paolo Postiglione). The paper concerns the definition of a new measure of geographical concentration of economic activities which accounts for the spatial associations between observations collected at near sites. An empirical analysis focused on Italian NUTS 3 regions is used to illustrate this measure.

The Ud’A member participated in the second session with a presentation on “A Non-Compensatory Approach to Define a Deprivation Index for Italian Municipalities” (Alfredo Cartone, Domenica Panzera, Paolo Postiglione). The paper proposes a composite indicator of socio-economic deprivation at municipality level in Italy, highlighting the importance of a low spatial scale of analysis.

More on the conference you may find here.