The paper “Principal Component analysis for geographical data: the role of spatial effects in the definition of composite indicators” by Alfredo Cartone and Paolo Postiglione, (G. d’Annunzio’ University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy) has been awarded as Best Paper published in 2022 in Spatial Economic Analysis by Regional Science Association. We are happy to share this research that is part of the HORIZON H2020 Project IMAJINE.
The paper relates to the increasingly relevant problem of the definition of composite indicators in spatial contexts with a methodological proposal of spatial composite indicators in the case of spatial dependence with an applied study of socio-economic deprivation in the Province of Rome. We are very grateful to the editorial process and the IMAJINE Project!
The paper is available here.