SEEC is focused on the provision of high quality, policy oriented and socially useful research

Key themes & research clusters

Members of the Centre are world leaders in the research areas of econometric and statistical inferences, particularly with regard to:

  • unknown and endogenous spatial structures, and
  • functional regression on complex and irregular spatial domains.

Key application areas include spatial economics, economics of networks, housing economics and urban studies, health economics and epidemiology, regional economics, finance and industrial organisation.

Our interests are not limited to spatial heterogeneity and interaction effects along the geographical dimension, but do explicitly include questions related to spatial fixity, social interaction and network effects. 

Pushing frontiers

The frameworks and methodologies developed in our research are pushing the frontiers on econometric and statistical foundations, and are applied to research in various topical and policy-relevant social science issues, creating a very dynamic research environment.