It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpectedly passing away of Raymond J.G.M Florax on 1 March 2017. He was a distinguished regional scientist, winner of the EIB-ERSA prize, former editor of Papers in Regional Science and RSAI fellow. Raymond had a long and distinguished career in regional science and his research was of paramount importance to push the boundaries in the fields of spatial data analysis, spatial econometrics, spatial and environmental modelling, and meta-analysis. He was a wonderful scholar and a hugely respected member of the regional science community. He will be sorely missed and warmly remembered.

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