Luc Anselin

Regents' Professor and Walter Isard Chair
(480) 965-7533
COOR 5620

Additional Affiliation(s)

Director, GeoDa Center for Geospatial Analysis and Computation


1980 - Ph.D. (Regional Science) Cornell University
1979 - M.A. (Regional Science) Cornell University
1976 - M.A. (Statistics, Operations Research) Free University of Brussels
1975 - Lic. (Economics) Free University of Brussels

Research Interests

Spatial data analysis and geographic information science, with applications in regional economics, environmental economics, real estate economics as well as in epidemiology, criminology and political science

Awards and Honors

2013 - Research Award, University Consortium for Geographic Information Science

2012 - ASU Regents' Professor

2012 - Fellow, University Consortium for Geographic Information Science

2011 - Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2008 - Member, National Academy of Sciences

2006 - William Alonso Memorial Prize, Regional Science Association International

2006 - Fellow, Spatial Econometrics Association

2005 - Walter Isard Award, Regional Science Association International

2004 - Fellow of the Regional Science Association International

Selected Publications


Clarke, K., L. Anselin, A. Bayen, G. Black, B. Buttenfield, K. Carley, J. Jensen, R. Langley, E. Mikhael, S. Shekhar, M. Solem, P. Stephan, M. Yuan, M. Zyda. 2013. Future U.S. Workforce for Geospatial Intelligence. Washington, D.C., National Academies Press, 2013.

Anselin, L. and S.J. Rey, eds. 2010. Perspectives on Spatial Data Analysis. Berlin: Springer Verlag.

Journal Articles

Anselin, L. and D. Arribas-Bel. 2013. Spatial Fixed Effects and Spatial Dependence in a Single Cross-Section. Papers in Regional Science 92 (1): 3-17.

Anselin, L. 2013. Andy Isserman's Regional Science. International Regional Science Review 36 (1): 4-15.

Rey, S., L. Anselin, R. Pahle, X. Kang and P. Stephens. 2013. Parallel Optimal Choropleth Map Classification in PySAL. International Journal of Geographical Information Systems 27 (5): 1023-1039.

Li, W., L. Li, M. Goodchild and L. Anselin. 2013. A Geospatial Cyberinfrastructure for Urban Economic Analysis and Spatial Decision Making. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 2 (2): 413-431.

Lozano-Gracia N. and L. Anselin. 2012. Is the Price Right? Assessing Estimates of Cadastral Values for Bogota, Colombia. Regional Science, Policy and Practice 4 (4): 495-508.

Anselin, L. and S. Rey. 2012. Spatial Econometrics in an Age of CyberGIScience. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 26 (12): 2211-2226.

Duque, J., L. Anselin and S. Rey. 2012. The Max-p-Regions Problem. Journal of Regional Science 52 (3): 397-419.

Anselin, L. 2012. From SpaceStat to CyberGIS: Twenty Years of Spatial Data Analysis Software. International Regional Science Review 35 (2): 131-157.

Anselin, L., J. Nasar and E. Talen. 2011. Where Do Planners Belong? Assessing the Relationship Between Planning and Design in American Universities. Journal of Planning Education and Research 31 (2): 196-207.

Kuo, T-M., L. Mobley and L. Anselin. 2011. Geographic Disparities in Late Stage Breast Cancer Diagnostics in California. Health and Place 17 (1): 327-334.

Rey, S., A. Murray and L. Anselin. 2011. Visualizing Regional Income Distribution Dynamics. Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences 4 (1): 81-90.

Mack, E., L. Anselin and T. Grubesic. 2011. The Importance of Broadband Provision to Knowledge Intensive Firm Location. Regional Science, Policy and Practice 3 (1): 17-35.

Rey, S., L. Anselin, D. Folch, D. Arribas-Bel, M. Sastre-Butierrez, L. Interlante. 2011. Measuring Spatial Dynamics in Metropolitan Areas. Economic Development Quarterly 25 (1): 54-64.

Anselin, L., S. Rey and J. Koschinsky. 2010. Flexible Geospatial Visual Analytics and Simulation Technologies to Enhance Criminal Justice Decision Support Systems. Crime Mapping, A Journal of Research and Practice 2 (1): 10-31.

Anselin, L.. 2010. Thirty Years of Spatial Econometrics. Papers in Regional Science, 89(1):3–25.

Anselin, L., N. Lozano-Gracia, U. Deichmann and S. Lall. 2010. Valuing Access to Water: A Spatial Hedonic Approach, with an Application to Bangalore, India/Spatial Economic Analysis, 5(2): 161–179.

Mobley, L., M. Kuo, M. Urato, J. Boos, N. Lozano-Gracia, L. Anselin. 2010. Determinants of Endoscopic Colorectal Cancer Screening over Time in 11 StatesCancer Causes and Control, 31(3):445–461..

Mobley, L.R., H. Frech, and L. Anselin. 2009. Spatial Interaction, Hospital Pricing and Hospital Antitrust. International Journal of the Economics of Business, 16(1): 1-17.

Anselin, L. and N. Lozano-Gracia. 2008. Errors in Variables and Spatial Effects in Hedonic House Price Models of Ambient Air Quality. Empirical Economics, 34(1): 5-34.

Bostrom, A., L. Anselin and J. Farris. 2008. Visualizing Seismic Risk and Uncertainty: A Review of Related Research. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1128:29-40.

Mobley, L. R., T. M. Kuo, D. Driscoll, L. Clayton and L. Anselin. 2008. Heterogeneity in mammography use across the nation: separating evidence of disparities from the disproportionate effects of geography. International Journal of Health Geographics, 17(32).

Anselin, L.. 2007. Spatial Econometrics in RSUE: Retrospect and Prospect. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 37(4): 450-456.

Anselin, L., S. Sridharan, and S. Gholston. 2007. Using Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis to Leverage Social Indicator Databases: The Discovery of Interesting Patterns. Social Indicators Research, 82(2): 287-309.

Anselin, L. and J. Le Gallo. 2006. Interpolation of Air Quality Measures in Hedonic House Price Models: Spatial Aspects. Spatial Economic Analysis, 1(1): 31-52.

Book Chapters

Anselin, L., A. Murray and S. Rey. 2013. Spatial Analysis. In The Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods, Vol. 2., Statistical Analysis, ed. T. Little, 154-174. Oxford University Press.

Rey, S.J. and L. Anselin. 2010.  PySAL a Python library for spatial analytical methods. In Handbook of Applied Spatial Analysis, eds. M.M. Fischer and A. Getis, 175-193. Springer.

Anselin L., E. Griffiths, and G. Tita. 2008. Crime Mapping and Hot Spot Analysis. In Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis, eds. R. Wortley and L. Mazerolle, 97-116. Willan Publishing.

Anselin L., J. Le Gallo, and H. Jayet. 2008. Spatial Panel Econometrics. In The Econometrics of Panel Data, Fundamentals and Recent Developments in Theory and Practice (3rd Edition), eds. L. Matyas and P. Sevestre, 627-662. Springer-Verlag.