Giuseppe Arbia is Professor of Statistics at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome, Italy. He also teaches in Lugano, Switzerland. He is one of the Founders and the Chairman of the Spatial Econometrics Association. He wrote five books and more than one hundred papers on spatial statistics and spatial econometrics, with applications mostly in economic inequality and environmental issues. His research interests include optimal spatial sampling, regional convergence and spatial concentration, and world inequality analysis.