Faculty Profile for Dr. James LeSage

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Dr. James LeSage
Professor - Endowed Chair — Finance & Economics
MCOY 508
phone: (512) 245-0256

Biography Section

Teaching Interests

Urban and Regional Economics and Econometrics

Research Interests

Bayesian spatial econometric modeling

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Debarsy, N., & LeSage, J. (n.d.). Bayesian model averaging for spatial autoregressive models based on convex combinations of different types of connectivity matrices. Journal of Business & Economic Statistics.
  • LeSage, J., & Fischer, M. M. (n.d.). Network dependence in multi-indexed data on international trade flows. Journal of Spatial Econometrics.
  • Vacaflores Rivero, D. E., & LeSage, J. (2020). Spillover effects in adoption of Cash Transfer Programs by Latin American countries. Journal of Geographical Systems, 22(2), 177–199.
  • LeSage, J., & Hendrikz, D. (2019). Large Bayesian vector autoregressive forecasting for regions: A comparison of methods based on alternative disturbance structures. Annals of Regional Science, 62(3), 563–599.
  • Debarsy, N., & LeSage, J. (n.d.). Using convex combinations of spatial weights in spatial autoregressive models. In A chapter for  the Handbook of Regional Science, 2nd Edition.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Jean Paelinck Award for Distinguished Sustained Scholarship in Regional Science Methods, Regional Science Association International. November 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Best Referee, Spatial Economic Analysis, Regional Science Association. August 2014
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Fellow of the Southern Regional Science Association, Southern Regional Science Association. April 2013
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Volume 14, Number 1: Special Issue in Honor of James P. LeSage, Journal of Geographical Systems. January 2012
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Valero Award for Excellence, Texas State University-San Marcos. August 31, 2010

Selected Grants

  • LeSage, James (Co-Principal), Lam, Nina (Co-Principal), Pace, Ronald K (Co-Principal), Campanella, Richard (Co-Principal). FY 2007 Competition DRU: Disasters and Decision Making, Human and Social Dynamics (HSD), Federal, $356000. (Funded: 2007 - 2010). Grant.
  • LeSage, James (Co-Principal), Lam, Nina (Co-Principal), Pace, Ronald K (Co-Principal), Campanella, Richard (Co-Principal). Gulf of Mexico Regional SEA Proposal Program, SEA, Federal, $211543. (Funded: 2007 - 2009). Grant.
  • LeSage, James (Co-Principal), Pace, R. K. (Co-Principal). BCS-0136193 Discrete Choice Spatial Models, National Science Foundation, Federal, $130000. (Funded: 2002 - 2004). Grant.
  • LeSage, James (Co-Principal), Pace, R. K. (Co-Principal). BCS0136229 Spatially Additive Models, National Science Foundation, Federal, $130000. (Funded: 2002 - 2004). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Journal of Spatial Econometrics
June 2019-Present
Editorial Review Board Member
Spatial Econometrics and Spatial Statistics
November 2016-Present
Editorial Review Board Member
Annals of Regional Science
August 2013-Present
Editorial Review Board Member
Papers in Regional Science
January 2013-Present
Editorial Review Board Member
Regional Science & Urban Economics
June 2012-Present