Journal of Geographical Systems

, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 297–300 | Cite as

Introduction: In honor of Geoffrey Hewings

  • Coro Chasco
  • Patricio Aroca

We are proud to guest-edit this special issue of the Journal of Geographical Systems that honors Professor Geoffrey J. D. Hewings for his prominent contributions to the field of spatial economic analysis. The special issue contains a selection of outstanding papers presented at the 12th EU-REAL Workshop, held at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in August–September 2015. This selection addresses major concerns and research directions in spatial economic analysis that Hewings proposed during his academic career. It also reflects his unquestionably central role in the scientific community that specializes in “regional science” at the intersection of economics and geography, in particular related to economic geography, urban economics, and rural economics, with emphasis on structural analysis and input–output analysis (Mesnard 2003).

The 1980s was a very productive decade in Hewings’ scholarship and the beginning of fruitful co-production with other scholars. This activity culminated in...



The guest editors thank the editors of this journal and the referees for this special issue for their contribution. They also acknowledge the financing received from the Spanish Ministry of Economics and Competitiveness through Project ECO2015-65758-P.


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  10. Sonis M, Hewings GJD (2000) Regional competition and complementarity: comparative advantages/disadvantages and increasing/diminishing returns in discrete relative spatial dynamics. In: Batey PWJ, Friedrich P (eds) Regional competition. Springer, Berlin, pp 139–158CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied EconomicsUniversidad Autónoma de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.CEPR, Business SchoolUniversidad Adolfo IbáñezViña del MarChile

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