SEA Conference 2022

The XVI World Conference of Spatial Econometrics Association (SEA 2022), given optimistic pandemic trends around the world, is planned to be held stationary in Warsaw, Poland. In case of the pandemic situation changes, organisers will react appropriately.

The SEA scientific committee (Chair: Prof. Giuseppe Arbia, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart) and the local organising committee (Chair: Prof. Katarzyna Kopczewska, University of Warsaw) invite you kindly for this annual scientific event scheduled on 23-24 June 2022. We plan to organise pre-congress workshops on 21st and 22nd June 2022. Following the tradition of previous SEA conferences, we warmly welcome researchers from various fields such as spatial econometrics, spatial-temporal statistics, economic geography, regional science, and urban and regional planning.

We are happy to cooperate with our partners:

  • University of Warsaw, hosting the conference onsite and co-financing the event with IDUB programme (Inicjatywa Doskonałości Uniwersytet Badawczy)
  • Polish Statistics (Główny Urząd Statystyczny), granting a honorary patronage of President of Polish Statistics
  • Polish Section of European Regional Science Association, supporting the congress
  • Economic Spatial Analysis journal, providing the journal space for post-conference special issue
  • Journal of Spatial Econometrics, providing the journal space for post-conference special issue

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for workshop call: January 31, 2022
    • Submit your workshop here
  • Deadline for submission: March 1, 2022
    • Submit your application here
    • For the conference presentation, please submit an abstract (300-600 words). If you would like to submit your paper to the special issue, please state it in the abstract.
    • Please submit a full paper if you would like to apply to the Jean Paelinck Prize for young researcher.
  • Notification of acceptance: March 21, 2022
  • Deadline for registration: April 30, 2022
  • Pre-conference workshops dates: June 21–22, 2022
  • Conference dates: June 23–24, 2022
  • Deadline for submission to the special issue: August 1, 2022

Key-note speakers:

Julie Le Gallo,
AgroSup Dijon, France

Julie Le Gallo received her PhD from the University of Bourgogne in 2002 and is now full Professor in Economics at AgroSup Dijon, University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté (France). She is member of CESAER (Center of Economics and Sociology applied to Agriculture and Rural Areas).
Her research interests lie in the fields of spatial statistics, spatial econometrics, microeconometrics, land and housing markets and economic geography. In spatial statistics and econometrics, she has worked on exploratory space-time data analysis, cross-sectional and panel data models including endogenous variables, scan tests with applications in hedonic housing models, land use models strategic interaction models and growth and convergence models.
She has published over 70 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals including American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Research Policy, Economic Geography and Journal of Urban Economics, 20 book chapters including review chapters in economic and econometrics handbooks (h-index = 20 in Web of Science). She is a fellow of the Spatial Econometrics Association, a co-editor of the peer-reviewed journals Spatial Economic Analysis and Papers in Regional Science and member of numerous editorial boards, including Journal of Spatial Econometrics

Christopher Brunsdon,
National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland

Chris Brunsdon is currently Professor of Geocomputation, and Director of the National Centre for Geocomputation at Maynooth University. Prior to this he was Professor of human Geography at the University of Liverpool in the UK. He has degrees from Durham University (BSc Mathematics) and Newcastle University (MSc Medical Statistics, PhD in Geography). His research interests cover various aspects and applications of spatial statistics, data science and spatial analysis. In particular, he advocates the use of open source software, and reproducible methods, mainly via the R Statistical Programming Language. In terms of subject areas, he has interests in crime pattern analysis, house price modelling, health geography and environmental applications.

Call for papers

Call for workshops

Pre-conference workshops are to share practical knowledge in spatial econometrics, spatial statistics, spatial machine learning, mapping, regional analyses and similar. We encourage you to submit proposals for conducting lab workshops, during one of two days before the conference, on June 21–22, 2022. Workshops are dedicated to all participants who want to see the practical side of regional and/or spatial analyses. We welcome both introductory as well as more advanced workshops. The single lab is planned as 2×90 min with a coffee break. You can submit proposals for one or more workshops. In the conference venue, we can offer a fully equipped computer lab with 30 places and a projector. Computers run under Microsoft Windows, open-source software as R or Python is available. Labs can include diverse practical / applied topics which are around the topics of the congress. Workshop presenters are welcome to share class materials for participants as data, codes, instructions, etc.  

Submit your workshop proposal here


The registration deadline: April 30, 2022

All prices are in euro. Prices will be announced soon.
Please note that in Poland we use Polish zloty (PLN or zł) as currency. Pricing in euro is to simplify bank transfers.

Payment for conferenceRegular till April 30, 2022Late after April 30, 2022
SEA members or one willing to join SEA 340 € 400 €
Non-member of SEA 410 € 470 €
Students and PhD students240 €  300 €
Young researchers whose paper was accepted to compete for Jean Paelinck Prize 240 € 300 €
Workshop attendance 15 € per workshop 25 € per workshop

The conference registration fee includes:

  • Conference materials
  • Coffee breaks, lunches and dinner

The workshop fee includes:

  • Workshop materials
  • Coffee breaks and lunches

How to register:

  • Use Paypal or Credit card payment
  • You can also pay with a bank transfer – details will be presented soon.

Link to the registration formular will be provided soon.


We plan to hold all sessions stationary.


For each presentation, a discussant will be allocated. Please send your paper or slide to your discussant and the session chair well ahead of the conference when the program is announced.


The official language of the conference is English.

General programme:

Detailed programme of the event will be announced after registration. Below we present the preliminary schedule of the event.

Jean Paelinck Prize

The Jean Paelinck Prize for Young Researcher is established to recognise and honour the outstanding career and contributions of Professor Jean Paelinck, an internationally recognised spatial econometrician of outstanding merit, who is viewed as one of the fathers of the field of spatial econometrics.


The Jean Paelinck Prize for Young Researcher aims to recognise the research of junior scientists in Spatial Econometrics through paper presentation and in-depth discussion, organised at the World Congress of the Spatial Econometrics Association. Upon acceptance, competing papers will be presented in the Jean Paelinck Sessions, where the young researchers will be given extra time for presentation and receiving feedback. Every paper will be assigned to a discussant, and the sessions will be chaired by senior scientists. 


  • Applicant(s) should be Ph.D.students or have received their PhD less than five years ago (by April 30, 2022). In the case of multiple authors, this rule applies to all of the authors.
  • All submission items have to be written and presented in English.
  • The paper should be submitted through the submission page of this website.
  • The author(s) have to clearly indicate that the submission is for the Jean Paelinck Prize consideration.
  • Moreover, the applicant(s) should submit proof of the PhD defense year or the PhD certificate via e-mail (
  • A paper selected for the prize must demonstrate innovation excellence in research in Spatial Econometrics. The prize winner will be announced in the closing session.
  • The jury comprising the President of the Spatial Econometrics Association and senior scholars will appraise and rank the papers.


The winner will receive 300 Euros. All accepted papers to Jean Paelinck Prize for Young Researcher will have a reduced registration fee in Congress.

Special Issue

Participants of this conference have an opportunity to submit their papers to one of the special issues:

Author(s) are to select one of the journals to submit their paper until 1st August 2022. Papers will undergo the standard procedure with double-blind review and final decision of editors on acceptance of papers.

Local Organising Comitee:

Contact us about the conference:

Katarzyna Kopczewska (Chair), University of Warsaw
Mateusz Kopyt,
University of Warsaw
Maria Kubara,
University of Warsaw
Kateryna Zabarina,
University of Warsaw

Read about our research team.

Venue of congress

The conference (and pre-conference workshops) will be held at Faculty of Economic Sciences (Wydział Nauk Ekonomicznych), University of Warsaw (Uniwersytet Warszawski) at Długa 44/50 Street in Warsaw. This location is in the heart of Warsaw, next to the Old Town, and also very close to metro station Ratusz Arsenał.

Warsaw has very efficient and not expensive public transport. Check for details of connections at (destination: METRO RATUSZ ARSENAŁ or PL. KRASIŃSKICH). If you stay in city of Warsaw, 1st zone ticket is enough (it includes also Chopin Airport). Ticket for 3 days is ca.7.5 euro, and for 1 day it costs ca. 3,5 euro. (see at

We recommend booking the accommodation in advance, there are many options possible, from hotels, through apartments to hostels (check on

When arriving by plane or train to Warsaw, you can safely use taxi (we recommend Uber or Bolt for full transparency on your expences). There are also convinient train and bus connections. Chopin airport is within the city; it takes 22 minutes by train or 34 minutes by bus to get to the city. You can use also second airport, Warsaw Modlin, which is located 40 km outside the city and welcomes Ryanair flights. The shuttle buses get you to city center in 45 minutes.

Spatial Econometrics Association & Advanced Institute

Spatial Econometrics Association:

  • Chairman: Giuseppe Arbia
  • Vice-Chairman: Jean Paelinck
  • Secretary: Harry Kelejian
  • Treasurer: Michele Di Marcantonio
  • Board of Directors: Luc Anselin, Giuseppe Arbia, Badi Baltagi, Harry Kelejian, Jean Paelinck, Ingmar Prucha, & Peter Robinson

For more information (to become a member of the SEA, to know future events, etc.), please visit the SEA website:

Spatial Econometrics Advanced Institute:

The SEA yearly organises the Spatial Econometrics Advanced Institute (SEAI) as a summer school for young researchers interesting in the analysis of spatial data with particular reference to economic applications.

Details of SEAI Summer school 2022 will be announced soon.
For more information (to apply to SEAI 2022, to know the program, etc.), please visit the SEAI website: