Roger S. Bivand




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Professor, dr habil., Ph.D.



Teaching languages:

English, Norwegian, Polish

Teaching areas:

Economic Geography, Spatial Data Analysis, Geographical Information Systems, Spatial Econometrics


Quantitative Geography, Economic Geography

Selected publications :

  • "Spatial Data Analysis with R-INLA with Some Extensions” (with Virgilio Gómez-Rubio and Håvard Rue). Forthcoming Journal of Statistical Software.
  • “Comparing Implementations of Estimation Methods for Spatial Econometrics” (with Gianfranco Piras). Forthcoming Journal of Statistical Software.
  • Open Regional Science: Comments”. North American Regional Science Council Newsletter, 2014, 2 (1), p. 5.
  • "Approximate Bayesian inference for spatial econometrics models”. Spatial Statistics, Volume 9, 2014, pp. 146–165 (with Virgilio Gómez-Rubio and Håvard Rue)
  • “GeoComputation and Open-Source Software : Components and Software Component Stacks”. In: GeoComputation (Second Edition). CRC Press 2014. pp. 329-355
  • “Spatial models using Laplace Approximation Methods”. In: Handbook of Regional Science. Springer 2014. pp. 1401-1417 (with Virgilio Gómez-Rubio and Håvard Rue)
  • Applied Spatial Data Analysis with R (Second edition). Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2013, 405 pp. (with Pebesma, Edzer and Virgilio Gómez-Rubio)
  • "Computing the Jacobian in Gaussian Spatial Autoregressive Models: An Illustrated Comparison of Available Methods", Geographical Analysis 45 (2013), 150-179 (with Jan Hauke and Tomasz Kossowski).
  • "After 'Raising the Bar': applied maximum likelihood estimation of families of models in spatial econometrics." Estadística Española 54 (2012), 71-88.
  • "Agricultural support as a Pigouvian subsidy for landscape amenity benefits: revisiting European regional convergence." International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy,  8 (2012), 189-209 (co-author Rolf J. Brunstad).
  • "Community ecology in the age of multivariate multiscale spatial analysis." Ecological Monographs 82 (2012), 257-275 (co-authors Stéphane Dray et al.).
  • "Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis." In: Manfred M. Fischer and Arthur Getis (Eds.) Handbook of Applied Spatial Analysis. Software tools, methods and applications (2010) Springer, 219-254.
  • "Applying Measures of Spatial Autocorrelation: Computation and Simulation." Geographical Analysis 41 (2009), 375-384.
  • "Power calculations for global and local Moran's I." Computational Statistics & Data Analysis 53 (2009), 2859-2872 (co-authors Werner G. Müller and Markus Reder).
  • "Applied Spatial Data Analysis with R." Springer, New York, 2008, (co-authors Edzer Pebesma and Virgilio Gómez-Rubio).
  • "Implementing representations of space in economic geography". Journal of Regional Science 48 (2008), 1-27.
  • "Error Propagation in Spatial Prediction". In: Shekhar, S. and Xiong, H. (eds.), Encyclopedia of GIS. New York: Springer Science+Business Media, pp. 287-290, 2008.
  • "Methods to account for spatial autocorrelation in the analysis of species distributional data: a review". Ecography 30 (2007), 609-628 (co-authors Carsten Dormann et al.).
  • "Regional growth in Western Europe: detecting spatial misspecification using the R environment", Papers in Regional Science, Vol. 85, No. 2 (2006), 277-297 (co-author Rolf J. Brunstad).
  • "Implementing Spatial Data Analysis Software Tool in R", Geography Analysis 38 (2006), 23-40.
  • "Regional growth in Western Europe: an empirical exploration of interactions with agriculture and agricultural policy" , pp. 351-374 in Fingleton, B. (ed) European Regional Growth, Springer, New York, 2003 (co-author R. J. Brunstad).
  • "Spatial econometrics functions in R: Classes and methods", Journal of Geographical Systems, 4 (2002) 405--421.
  • "Modelling the impact of the introduction of Compulsory Competitive Tendering." Regional Science and Urban Economics, 30 (2000) 203-219. (co-author S. Szymanski).

Other interests/

Ordinary Member, "The R Foundation for Statistical Computing"

Member of the School Council of Warsaw University of Technology School of  Business, 1992-