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Awards & Honors

(2006) Fellow of the Wageningen School of Social Sciences (WASS). Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands.

(2000) Fellow Netherlands Network of Economics. Netherlands Network of Economics (NAKE).

(2014) European Prize in Regional Science. European Investment Bank.

(2011) Fellow of the Tinbergen Institute. Tinbergen Institute.

(2015) Fellow of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI). Regional Science Association International (RSAI).

(2014) EIB-ERSA 2014 Award. European Investment Bank (EIB) and European Regonal Science Association (ERSA).

(2011) Fellow of the Tinbergen Institute. Tinbergen Institute (TI), The Netherlands.

(2007) Fellow of the Spatial Econometrics Association. Spatial Econometrics Association (SEA).

(1993) First Prize International Dissertation Competition. Regional Science Association International (RSAI).

Selected Publications

Delgado, M. S., & Florax, R. (2015). Difference-in-Differences Techniques for Spatial Data: Autocorrelation and Spatial Interaction. Economics Letters, 137(2015), 123-126. Retrieved from

Bao, Y., Florax, R., & Le Gallo, J. (2014). Contributions to Spatial Econometrics, Special Issue International Regional Science Review (37). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Motamed, M., Florax, R. G., & Masters, W. (2014). Agriculture, Transportation and the Timing of Urbanization: Global Analysis at the Grid Cell Level. Journal of Economic Growth, 19(3), 339-368.

Ward, P., Florax, R. G., & Flores-Lagunes, A. (2014). Climate Change and Agricultural Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Spatial Sample Selection Model. European Review of Agricultural Economics, 41(2), 199-226.

Josephson, A., Ricker-Gilbert, J., & Florax, R. G. (2014). How Does Population Density Influence Agricultural Intensification and Productivity? The Case of Ethiopia. Food Policy, 48, 142-152.

Lambert, D., Xu, W., & Florax, R. G. (2014). Partial Adjustment Analysis of Income and Jobs, and Growth Regimes in the Appalachian Region with Smooth Transition Spatial Process Models. International Regional Science Review, 37(3), 328-364.

Pede, V., Florax, R. G., & Lambert, D. (2014). Spatial Econometric STAR Models: Lagrange Multiplier Tests, Monte Carlo Simulations and an Empirical Application. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 49, 118-128.

Beckhusen, J., Florax, R. G., Poot, J., & Waldorf, B. (2013). Attracting Global Talent and Then What? Overeducated Immigrants in the US. Journal of Regional Science, 53(5), 834-854.

Brown, J., Lambert, D., & Florax, R. G. (2013). Firm Birth, Death and Persistence: Creative Destruction and the Spatial Distribution of U.S. Manufacturing Establishments, 2000-2006. Economic Geography, 89(3), 203-226.

Beckhusen, J., Florax, R. G., De Graaff, T., Poot, J., & Waldorf, B. (2013). Living and Working in Ethnic Enclaves: Language Proficiency of Immigrants in U.S. Metropolitan Areas. Papers in Regional Science, 92(2), 305-328.

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