Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Rome, May 12th - June 6th 2014 (7th edition)

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The Spatial Econometrics Advanced Institute is organized yearly by the Spatial Econometrics Association.

Objectives: the school aims at providing a solid background to Master, PhD students and young researchers interested in the analysis of spatial data with particular reference to economic applications (click here to see the detailed program):
* seminars on spatial economics, spatial statistics, spatial econometrics, panel data and spatial panel data
* 68 hours of teaching + 40 hours of computer lab
* final evaluation via exams (not compulsory)
* practical experiences using R, GeoDaSpace, GeoDa and PySAL.

Program (click here to see the detailed contents of the courses):

Week I: 12th-16th May
Theoretical Spatial Economics (9 hours)
Instructor: Prof. J.H.P. Paelinck, George Mason University, Fairfax, Viginia.
Spatial Statistics (11 hours)
Instructor: Prof. G. Arbia, University “Cattolica del Sacro Cuore ” of Rome.

Week II (19th-23rd)
Spatial econometrics I (15 hours)
Instructor: Prof. Anil Bera, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champain.

Week III (26th-30th May)
Spatial econometrics II (15 hours)
Instructor: Prof. Ingmar Prucha, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.

Week IV (2nd-6th June)
Panel data (15 hours of teaching)
Instructor: Prof. Badi H. Baltagi, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.

Computer lab 40 hours Practical experiences in spatial econometrics using the R software, GeoDa software and Phyton software.

Final exam, 9th June (not compulsory)

How to apply: the application form (click here) should be sent to before february the 20th. For more information go to admission.

Deadlines and timetable
March 20th, 2014 - Deadline for formal applications (EXTENDED DEADLINE)
March 31st, 2014 - Notification of acceptance
May 9th, 2014 - Deadline for payments
May 12th-June 6th, 2014 – Courses

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