Dr Dimitris Ballas

| Books | Refereed research articles in journals | Chapters in books |
| Professional journal papers | Conference papers | Book Reviews | Other |

Books

  • Ballas, D, Dorling D, Hennig, B (2014), A Social Atlas of Europe, Policy Press, Bristol, ISBN 9781447313533.
  • O'Donoghue, C., Ballas, D., Clarke, G.P., Hynes, S. and Morrissey, K. (eds) (2012). Spatial Microsimulation for rural policy analysis. Springer. ISBN 9783642300257.
  • Dorling, D., Rigby, J., Wheeler, B., Ballas, D., Thomas, B., Fahmy, E., Gordon, D. and Lupton, R. (2007). Poverty, wealth and place in Britain, 1968 to 2005, Policy Press, Bristol. ISBN 1861349955.
  • Phelps, N.A., Parsons N., Ballas, D. and Dowling, A. (2006). Post-Suburban Europe: Planning and Politics at the Margins of Europe's Capital Cities, Palgrave, Basingstoke. ISBN: 0230002129.
  • Ballas, D., Rossiter, D., Thomas, B., Clarke, G.P. and Dorling, D. (2005). Geography matters: simulating the local impacts of national social policies, Joseph Rowntree Foundation contemporary research issues, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York. ISBN 1859352650.

Refereed research articles in journals

  • Albor, C., Uphoff, E. P., Stafford, M, Ballas, D, Wilkinson, R G, Pickett, K E (2014), 'The effects of socioeconomic incongruity in the neighbourhood on social support, self-esteem and mental health in England, Social Science and Medicine, Volume 111, June 2014, 1–9
    doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.04.002
  • Armstrong, H, Ballas, D, Staines, A (2014), A comparative classification of labour market characteristics of British and Greek islands, European Urban and Regional Studies, vol. 21, pp. 222-248.
  • Ballas, D, Dorling, D, Nakaya, T, Tunstall, H, Hanaoka, K (2014), Income inequalities in Japan and the UK: a comparative study of two island economies, Social Policy and Society, vol. 13, pp. 103-117
    doi:10.1017/S1474746413000043
  • Lovelace, R, Ballas, D, Watson, M (2014), A spatial microsimulation approach for the analysis of commuter patterns: from individual to regional levels, Journal of Transport Geography, vol. 34, 282-296
    dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2013.07.008
  • Campbell, M, Ballas, D (2013), A spatial microsimulation approach to economic policy analysis in Scotland, Regional Science Policy and Practice, volume 5, pp. 263–288
    doi.wiley.com/10.1111/rsp3.12009
    ).
  • Kavroudakis, D., Ballas, D. and Birkin, M. (2013). A spatial microsimulation approach to the analysis of social and spatial inequalities in Higher Education attainment. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, 6(1), 1-23.
    doi:10.1007/s12061-012-9075-2
  • Ballas, D, (2013), What makes a ‘happy city’?, Cities, volume 32, s39–s50;
    dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2013.04.009
  • Campbell, M, Ballas, D, Dorling D, Mitchell, R (2013), Mortality Inequalities: Scotland versus England and Wales, Health and Place, volume 23, pp. 179–186
    dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2013.06.004).
  • Lovelace, R, Ballas, D (2013), `Truncate, replicate, sample': A method for creating integer weights for spatial microsimulation, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, volume 41, pp. 1-11
    (dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2013.03.004).
  • Ojo, A, Vickers, D, and Ballas, D. (2013). Using a Small Scale Area Classification to Understand Social Groups in the Philippines. Regional Science Policy and Practice, 5(1), 1-24.
    doi:10.1111/j.1757-7802.2012.01076.x
  • Hennig, B D, Ballas, D, Dorling, D (2013), Voting for Europe: Eurovision 2013, Political Insight 4 (2), 38-38
    doi: 10.1111/2041-9066.12025
  • Ballas, D., Dorling, D., Nakaya, T., Tunstall, H. and Hanaoka, K. (2012). Social inequalities in Britain and Japan: toward a comparative study of two island economies/societies. The Quarterly of Social Security Research (Kikan Shakai Hosho Kenkyu), 48(1), 46-61 (in Japanese).
    http://www.ipss.go.jp/syoushika/bunken/data/pdf/19689305.pdf
  • Morrissey, K, Daly, A, Clarke, G, O'Donoghue, C, and Ballas, D. (2012). A rural/urban comparison of psychiatric inpatient admissions in Ireland. Journal of Public Mental Health, 11(4), 209-213.
    doi:10.1108/17465721211289383
  • Ballas, D., Campbell, M, Clarke, G, Hanaoka, K, Nakaya, T and Waley, P (2012). A spatial microsimulation approach to small area income estimation in Britain and Japan. Studies in Regional Science, 42(1), 163-187.
    doi:10.2457/srs.42.163
  • Ballas, D. and Tranmer, M. (2012). Happy People or Happy Places? A Multi-Level Modelling Approach to the Analysis of Happiness and Well-Being. International Regional Science Review, 35(1), 70-102.
    doi:10.1177/0160017611403737
  • Ojo, A.A., Vickers, D. and Ballas, D. (2012). The Segmentation of Local Government Areas: Creating a New Geography of Nigeria. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, 5(1), 25-49.
    doi:10.1007/s12061-010-9058-0
  • Albor, C., Pickett, K., Wilkinson, R.G. and Ballas, D. (2009). Are poor mothers and their infants healthier in richer areas? The protective effects of area socio-economic density. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 63, 091, A35.
    doi:10.1136/jech.2009.096735m
  • Rossiter, D., Ballas, D., Clarke, G.P. and Dorling, D. (2009). Dynamic Spatial Microsimulation using the concept of GHOSTs. International Journal of Microsimulation, 2(2), 15-26.
    http://www.microsimulation.org/IJM/V2_2/IJM_2_2_2.pdf
  • Fahmy, E., Dorling, D., Rigby, J., Wheeler, B., Ballas, D., Gordon, D. and Lupton, R. (2008). Poverty, Wealth and Place in Britain, 1968-2005. Radical Statistics, 97, 11-30.
    http://www.radstats.org.uk/no097/Fahmyetal97.pdf
  • Morrissey, K., Clarke, G, Ballas, D., Hynes, S. and O'Donoghue, C. (2008). Examining access to GP services in rural Ireland using microsimulation analysis. Area, 40(3), 354-364.
    doi:10.1111/j.1475-4762.2008.00844.x
  • Ballas, D. and Dorling, D. (2007). Measuring the impact of major life events upon happiness. International Journal of Epidemiology, 36, 1244-1252.
    doi:10.1093/ije/dym182
  • Nakaya, T., Fotheringham, A.S., Hanaoka, K., Clarke, G., Ballas, D. and Yano, K. (2007). Combining microsimulation and spatial interaction models for retail location analysis. Journal of Geographical Systems, 9, 345-369.
    doi:10.1007/s10109-007-0052-2
  • Ballas, D., Clarke, G.P., Dorling, D. and Rossiter, D. (2007). Using SimBritain to Model the Geographical Impact of National Government Policies. Geographical Analysis, 39(1), 44-77.
    doi:10.1111/j.1538-4632.2006.00695.x
  • Ballas, D., Kingston, R., Stillwell, J. and Jin, J. (2007). Building a spatial microsimulation-based planning support system for local policy making. Environment and Planning A, 39(10), 2482-2499.
    doi:10.1068/a38441
  • Ballas, D., Clarke, G.P., Dewhurst, J.H.L. (2006). Modelling the socio-economic impacts of major job loss or gain at the local level: a spatial microsimulation framework. Spatial Economic Analysis, 1(1), 127-146.
    doi:10.1080/17421770600697729
  • Phelps, N.A., Parsons N., Ballas, D. and Dowling, A. (2006). Business at the Margins? Business interests and urban development at the margins of Europe's capital cities. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 30, 362-383.
    doi:10.1111/j.1468-2427.2006.00663.x
  • Ballas, D., Clarke, G.P. and Wiemers, E., (2006). Spatial microsimulation for rural policy analysis in Ireland: The implications of CAP reforms for the national spatial strategy. Journal of Rural Studies, 22, 367-378.
    doi:10.1016/j.jrurstud.2006.01.002
  • Ballas, D., Clarke, G., Dorling, D., Rigby, J. and Wheeler, B. (2006). Using geographical information systems and spatial microsimulation for the analysis of health inequalities. Health Informatics Journal 12(1), 65-79
    doi:10.1177/1460458206061217
  • Ballas, D., Clarke, G.P. and Wiemers, E. (2005). Building a dynamic spatial microsimulation model for Ireland. Population, Space and Place, 11, 157-172
    doi:10.1002/psp.359
  • Ballas, D. , Clarke, G.P., Dorling, D., Eyre, H. and Rossiter, D. and Thomas, B. (2005). SimBritain: a spatial microsimulation approach to population dynamics. Population, Space and Place, 11, 13-34.
    doi: 10.1002/psp.351
  • Ballas, D. (2004). Simulating trends in poverty and income inequality on the basis of 1991 and 2001 census data: a tale of two cities. Area, 36(2), 146-163.
    doi:10.1111/j.0004-0894.2004.00211.x
  • Ballas, D. and Clarke, G.P. (2001). The Local Implications of Major Job Transformations in the City: A Spatial Microsimulation Approach. Geographical Analysis, 33(4), 291-311.
    doi:10.1111/j.1538-4632.2001.tb00449.x
  • Ballas, D. and Clarke G. P. (2001). Modelling the local impacts of national social policies: a microsimulation approach. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy. 19, 587-606.
    doi:10.1068/c0003
  • Ballas, D. and Clarke, G.P. (2000). GIS and microsimulation for local labour market policy analysis. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 24, 305-330.
    doi:10.1016/S0198-9715(99)00051-4

Peer-reviewed chapters in books:

  • Ballas, D, Dorling, D. (2013), The Geography of Happiness, in David, S, Boniwell, I, Conley Ayers, A (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Happiness, Oxford University Press, pp. 465-481.
  • Kavroudakis, D., Ballas, D., Birkin, M., (2013), Dynamic spatial microsimulation methodologies for understanding educational inequalities, in Tanton R and Edwards K (eds), Spatial Microsimulation: A Reference Guide for Users, Springer, New York, pp. 209-222.
  • Morissey, K, O’Donoghue, C, Clarke G P, Ballas, D, Hynes, S (2012), SMILE – An applied spatial micro-simulation model for Ireland, in Stimson, R, Haynes, K (Eds), Studies In Applied Geography And Spatial Analysis: Addressing Real World Issues, Edward Elgar, pp. 79-94.
  • O’Donoghue, C, Farell, N, Morrissey, K, Lennon, J, Ballas, D, Clarke G, Hynes, S (2012), The SMILE model: construction and calibration, forthcoming in O’Donoghue, C, Ballas D., Clarke, G.P., Hynes, S Morrissey, K. (eds), Spatial Microsimulation for rural policy analysis, Springer.
  • Morrissey, K, Ballas, D, Clarke, G, Hynes, S, O’Donoghue, C (2012), Spatial Access to Health Services, forthcoming in O’Donoghue, C, Ballas D., Clarke, G.P., Hynes, S Morrissey, K. (eds), Spatial Microsimulation for rural policy analysis, Springer.
  • Ballas D., Clarke, G.P., Hynes, S, Morrissey, K., O’Donoghue, C (2012), Introduction, in O’Donoghue, C, Ballas D., Clarke, G.P., Hynes, S Morrissey, K. (2012), Spatial Microsimulation for rural policy analysis, Springer.
  • O’Donoghue, C, Ballas D., Clarke, G.P., Hynes, S Morrissey, K. (2012), Conclusions and Next Steps, in O’Donoghue, C, Ballas D., Clarke, G.P., Hynes, S Morrissey, K. (2012), Spatial Microsimulation for rural policy analysis, Springer.
  • Ballas, D., Dorling, D (2011), Human Scaled Visualisations and Society, in Nyerges, T, Couclelis, H, McMaster, R (eds.), Handbook of GIS & Society Research, Sage, pp.177-201.
  • Dorling, D. and Ballas, D. (2011). Innovative ways of mapping data about places. In: Dale, A. and Mason, J. (eds.) Social Researching: New Perspectives on Methods, Sage, London.
  • Ballas, D. (2010). Geographical simulation models of happiness and well-being. In: Stillwell, J., Norman, P., Thomas, C. and Surridge, P. (eds.) Understanding Population Trends and Processes, volume 2: Population, Employment, Health and Well-being, Springer. 53-66.
    doi:10.1007/978-90-481-8750-8_4
  • Ballas, D. and Clarke, G.P. (2009). Spatial Microsimulation. In: Fotheringham, A.S and Rogerson, P.A. (eds.) Handbook of Spatial Analysis. Sage, London. 277-298.
  • Dorling, D. and Ballas D. (2008). Spatial divisions of poverty and wealth. In: Ridge, T. and Wright, S. (eds) Understanding Poverty, Wealth and Inequality: Policies and Prospects. Policy Press, Bristol. 103-134.
  • Ballas, D., Dorling, D. and Shaw, M. (2007). Social inequality, health, and well-being. In: Hawrorth, J. and Hart, G. (eds.) Well-Being: individual, community, and social perspectives. Palgrave, Basingstoke. 163-186.
  • Ballas, D., Clarke, G.P., Dorling, D. and Rossiter, D. (2006). Using a Spatial Microsimulation Model for the Estimation of the Geographical Impact of British National Government Policies. In: Nijkamp, P. and Reggiani, A. (eds.) Spatial Evolution and Modelling. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham. 367-402.
  • Ballas, D. (2005). Microsimulation and GIS for spatial decision-making. In: Campagna, M. (ed.) GIS for Sustainable Development , Taylor and Francis. 193-209 .
  • Labrianidis, L., Kalogeresis, T. and Ballas, D. (2005). Building rural typologies for European regions. In: Labrianidis. L. (ed.) Entrepreneurship in Rural Europe: the case of Greece. Patakis, Athens. (In Greek). 97-110.
    (First published in 2004 by Paratiritis, Thessaloniki. 67-80.)
  • Stillwell, J., Birkin, M., Ballas, D., Kingston, R. and Gibson, P. (2004). Simulating the city and alternative futures. In: Unsworth, R. and Stillwell, J. (eds.) Twenty-first Century Leeds: Contemporary Geographies of a Regional City, Leeds University Press. 345-364.
  • Ballas, D., Kingston, R. and Stillwell, J. (2004). Using a spatial microsimulation decision support system for policy scenario analysis. In: van Leeuwen, J. and Timmermans, H. (eds.) Recent Advances in Design and Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning. Kluwer, Dordrecht. 177-192 .
  • Ballas, D., Clarke, G.P. and Turton, I. (2003). A spatial microsimulation model for social policy micro-spatial analysis. In: Boots, B., Okabe, A. and Thomas, R. (eds.) Modelling Geographical Systems: Statistical and Computational Applications, Kluwer, Dordrecht. 143-168.

Professional journal papers

  • Kavroudakis, D. and Ballas, D. (2011). The essence of Greek spirit: ouzo alchemy and the joy of life in an island economy. Regional Science Association International N Newsletter.
    http://www.ersa.org/IMG/pdf/RSAI_Newsletter_2011_November.pdf
  • Haslett, S., Jones, G., Noble, A. and Ballas, D. (2010). More for less? Using statistical modelling to combine existing data sources to produce sounder, more detailed, and less expensive Official Statistics. Official Statistics Research Series, 6. ISBN: 9780478315202
    www.statisphere.govt.nz/osresearch
  • Ballas, D. (2008), Geographical Modelling of Happiness and Well-being. BURISA, 177, 12-17.

Conference papers

  • Kavroudakis, D, Ballas, D, Monastiriotis V (2013), Exploring the geography of closing businesses in the crisis-stricken Athens city centre, 53rd Congress of the European Regional Science Association, 27 - 31 August 2013, Palermo, Italy
  • Pritchard, J, Ballas, D, Dorling, D (2013), A new approach to delineating a set of neighbourhoods in England, 53rd Congress of the European Regional Science Association, 27 - 31 August 2013, Palermo, Italy
  • Chorianopoulos, I, Karvounis, A, Ballas, D, Phelps, N (2013), Suburbanization in Greece: the informal transformation of Maroussi into the economic hub of Athens, 53rd Congress of the European Regional Science Association, 27 - 31 August 2013, Palermo, Italy
  • Lovelace, R, Ballas, D, Van Leeuwen E (2013), Evaluating the performance of IPF, Regional Science Association International: British and Irish Section annual congress, Cambridge, England 21-23 August 2013
  • Lovelace, R, Ballas, D (2012), A spatial microsimulation approach to estimating fuel poverty, Regional Science Association International: British and Irish Section annual congress, Galway, Ireland 28-31 August 2012
  • Ballas, D (2012), Spatial microsimulation models of subjective happiness and well-being, European Regional Science Association annual congress, Bratislava, 21-25 August 2012
  • Lovelace, R, Ballas, D (2012), A spatial microsimulation approach to modelling commuter patterns, European Regional Science Association annual congress, Bratislava, 21-25 August 2012
  • Kostopoulou, S, Kourkouridis, D, Ballas, D (2012), The role of museums in regional creative ability, European Regional Science Association annual congress, Bratislava, 21-25 August 2012
  • Ballas, D. (2012). SimHappiness: a spatial microsimulation approach to the analysis of subjective happiness and well-being. Annual conference of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS-IBG) conference, Edinburgh, 3-5 July 2012.
  • Campbell, M. and Ballas, D. (2012). Social and spatial inequalities in Scotland: A spatial microsimulation approach. Annual conference of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS-IBG) conference, Edinburgh, 3-5 July 2012.
  • Lovelace, R., Ballas, D. and Watson, M. (2012). The vulnerability of commuter patterns in an era of declining fossil fuel production: a case study from Yorkshire and the Humber. Annual conference of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS-IBG) conference, Edinburgh, 3-5 July 2012.
  • Kostopoulou, S, Ballas, D. and Kourkouridis, D. (2012). Spatial structure of cultural industry: the role of museums in regional creative ability. 10th meeting of the Greek Section of Regional Science Association International, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1-2 June 2012.
  • Kavroudakis, D. and Ballas, D. (2012). Spatial Microsimulation. 10th meeting of the Greek Section of Regional Science Association International, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1-2 June 2012.
  • Lovelace, R. and Ballas, D. (2012). A novel method for 'integerising' weights obtained through interative proportional fitting. European Meeting of the International Microsimulation Association, Teagasc Ashtown Campus, Dublin, Ireland, 17-19 May 2012.
  • Ballas, D., Nakaya, T. and Hanibuchi, T. (2011). Exploring the geographical and socioeconomic determinants of subjective happiness in Japan. 17th European Colloquium on Quantitative and Theoretical Geography (ECQTG2011), Athens, Greece, 2-5 September 2011.
  • Campbell, M. and Ballas, D. (2011). A spatial microsimulation approach to the analysis of health and wealth inequalities in Scotland. 17th European Colloquium on Quantitative and Theoretical Geography (ECQTG2011), Athens, Greece, 2-5 September 2011.
  • Whitworth, A. and Ballas, D. (2011). A spatial microsimulation approach to the analysis of spatial income inequality across South African neighbourhoods. 17th European Colloquium on Quantitative and Theoretical Geography (ECQTG2011), Athens, Greece, 2-5 September 2011.
  • Kavroudakis, D. and Ballas, D. (2011). Agent-based modelling for labour force analysis. Annual meeting of European Association of Geographers (Eurogeo), Athens, Greece, 2-5 June 2011.
  • Albor, C., Pickett, K., Wilkinson, R. and Ballas, D. (2009). Are poor mothers and their infants healthier in richer areas? The protective effect of area socio-economic density. Social Science and Medicine 2009, plenary sessions, Newcastle, 11 September 2009.
  • Campbell, M., Ballas, D. and Dorling, D. (2009). Mortality Inequalities: Scotland versus England (and Wales). Paper presented at the 49th Congress of the European Regional Science Association, Lodz, Poland, 25-29 August 2009.
  • Ballas, D, Fritz, S. and Tranmer, M. (2008). Modelling of the socio-economic and environmental determinants of subjective happiness and well-being. Paper presented at the 1st workshop of the Regional Studies Research Network on Geographical Localisation, Intersectoral Reallocation of Labour and Unemployment Differentials (GLUNLAB), University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece, 31 October 2008.
  • Ballas, D. and Fritz, S. (2008). Geographical modelling of happiness and well-being using population surveys and remote sensing data. Paper presented at "Studying, Modeling and Sense Making of Planet Earth" UNESCO-sponsored international conference, Department of Geography, University of the Aegean, Greece, 1-6 June 2008.
  • Ballas, D. (2008). Exploring the geography of happiness and well-being in Britain: a spatial microsimulation approach. Paper presented at the 48th Congress of the European Regional Science Association, Liverpool, England, 27–31, August 2008.
  • Kavroudakis, D., Ballas, D. and Birkin, M. (2008). Using Spatial Microsimulation for the analysis of social and spatial inequalities. Paper presented at "Studying, Modeling and Sense Making of Planet Earth" UNESCO-sponsored international conference, Department of Geography, University of the Aegean, Greece, 1-6 June 2008.
  • Dorling, D., Barford, A., Wheeler, B. and Ballas, D. (2008). Socio-economic and environmental sustainability: health impacts of an environmental disaster. Paper presented at "Studying, Modeling and Sense Making of Planet Earth" UNESCO-sponsored international conference, Department of Geography, University of the Aegean, Greece, 1-6 June 2008.
  • Ballas, D. (2008). A spatial microsimulation model of happiness and well-being. Paper presented at the RSAI World Congress, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 17-19 March 2008.
  • Ballas, D. and Tranmer, M. (2007). Building a multilevel model of happiness and well-being. Paper presented at the annual conference of the British Society for Population Studies, St Andrews, Scotland, 11-13 September 2007.
  • Kavroudakis, D., Ballas, D. and Birkin, M. (2007). Static spatial microsimulation: A comparison study of metaheuristic algorithms. Paper presented at the 1st General Conference of the International Microsimulation Association "Celebrating 50 years of Microsimulation", Vienna , Austria , 20-22 August 2007.
  • Ballas, D. (2007). E-government and simulating rural regions: towards microsimulation-based socio-economic spatial decision support systems. Paper presented at "RuraLearn", Mesta, Chios, Greece , 24-27 June 2007.
  • Ballas, D. and Tranmer, M. (2006). Happy People or Happy Places? A Multi-Level Modelling Approach to the Analysis of Happiness and Well-Being. 53rd Annual North American Meeting of the Regional Science Association International, Toronto, Canada, 16-18 November 2006.
  • Ballas, D. and Dorling, D. (2006). Investigating the geography of happiness, income and wealth inequalities. 46th congress of the European Regional Science Association, Volos, Greece (theme: Social segregation, poverty, social policy and social capital). 30 August - 3 September 2006.
  • Kavroudakis, D., Ballas, D. and Birkin, M. (2006). Building an object-oriented spatial microsimulation model for public policy analysis. 46th congress of the European Regional Science Association, Volos, Greece (theme: Geographical Information Systems and Spatial Analysis). 30 August - 3 September 2006.
  • Tziamalis, A., Ballas, D. and Blake, M. (2006). A Socio-Economic Profile of Foreign Student in the United Kingdom. 46th congress of the European Regional Science Association, Volos, Greece (theme: Employment, labour markets, migration, diaspora and development). 30 August - 3 September 2006.
  • Ballas, D., Dorling D. and Shaw, M. (2006). Societal inequality, health, and well-being. 36th Regional Science Association International (British and Irish Section) conference, Jersey, Channel Islands, 16-18 August 2006.
  • Armstrong, H., Ballas, D. and Staines, A. (2006). A Comparative Analysis of the Economic Performance of Greek and UK Small Islands. 36th Regional Science Association International (British and Irish Section) conference, Jersey, Channel Islands, 16-18 August 2006.
  • Ballas D. (2006). Building a simulation model of happiness and well-being in Britain. 3rd International Population Geographies conference, University of Liverpool, 19-21 June 2006.
  • Phelps, N., Parsons, N., Ballas, D. and Dowling, A. (2006). Business at the Margins? Business interests and urban development at the margins of Europe's capital cities. Paper presented at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, Illinois, 9 March 2006.
  • Ballas, D., Clarke, G.P. and Wiemers, E. (2005). Spatial Microsimulation for Rural Policy Analysis: the implications of CAP reforms for the National Spatial Strategy in Ireland. Paper presented at the 52nd Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Las Vegas, 10-12 November 2005.
  • Ballas, D., Clarke, G.P., Dorling, D., Rigby, J. and Wheeler, B. (2005). Using Geographical Information Systems and spatial microsimulation for the analysis of health inequalities. Paper presented at the 10th International Symposium for Health Information Management Research: improving the quality of health information - an international perspective, Thessaloniki, Greece, 22-24 September 2005.
  • Ballas, D. (2005). Towards Geographical Models of Happiness. Paper presented at the annual RGS-IBG conference, London, 30 August - 1 September 2005.
  • O'Donoghue C., Ballas, D., Clarke, G.P. and Lennon, J. (2005). Modelling Location Choice Decisions in Urban and Rural Areas in Ireland. Paper presented to the conference of the European Society for Rural Sociology, Hungary, August.
  • Kongmuang, C., Clarke, G.P., Evans, A.J. and Ballas, D. (2005). A Spatial Microsimulation Approach to Modelling Crime. Paper presented at the British Society of Criminology Conference, Leeds , England , 12-14 July 2005.
  • Ballas, D., Clarke, G.P., Feldman, O., Gibson, P., Jianhui, J., Simonds, D. and Stillwell, J. (2005). A spatial microsimulation approach to land-use modelling. Paper presented at CUPUM2005 (Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management). UCL, London 29 June - 1 July 2005.
  • O'Donoghue, C., Ballas, D., Clarke, G.P. and Lennon, J. (2005). Location Choice Decisions in Ireland. Paper presented to the Institute for Advanced Studies seminar entitled "Urban Dynamics", University of Surrey, 6-8 April 2005.
  • Kongmuang, C., Clarke, G.P., Evans, A.J. and Ballas, D. (2005). A Spatial Microsimulation Approach to Modelling Crime. Paper presented at the 35th annual conference of the Regional Science Association International: British and Irish Section, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, 17-19 August 2005.
  • Ballas, D., Rossiter, D., Clarke, G.P. and Dorling, D. (2004). Spatial microsimulation approaches to social and economic policy analysis. Paper presented at the 7th Pan-Hellenic Geographical Conference of the Hellenic Geographical Association, Mytilene, Lesvos, Greece, 14-17 October 2004.
  • Phelps, N. and Ballas, D. (2004). Business at the margins; business interests in edge urban politics. Paper presented at the 7th Pan-Hellenic Geographical Conference of the Hellenic Geographical Association, Mytilene, Lesvos, Greece, 14-17 October 2004.
  • Wiemers, E., Ballas, D., O'Donoghue, C. and Clarke, G.P. (2004). SMILE: A spatial microsimulation model for analysing change in rural Ireland. Paper presented at the 34th annual conference of the Regional Science Association International: British and Irish Section, Cork, Ireland, 18-20 August 2004.
  • Ballas, D., Kingston, R. and Stillwell, J. (2004). Using a Spatial Microsimulation Decision Support System for Policy Scenario Analysis. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Design and Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning, Sint-Michielsgestel, The Netherlands, 2-5 July 2004.
  • Ballas, D., Kingston, R., Stillwell, J. and Jianhui, J. (2004). Building a Spatial Microsimulation Decision Support System. Paper presented at Association of Geographic Information Laboratories Europe (AGILE) annual conference, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 29 April - 1 May 2004.
  • Ballas, D., Clarke, G.P., Dorling, D., Rossiter, D. and Thomas, B. (2003). SimBritain: simulating the geographies of well-being and health in Britain, 1991-2021. Paper presented at the International Microsimulation Conference on Population Ageing and Health: Modelling Our Future, Hyatt Hotel, Canberra , Australia , 7-12 December 2003.
  • Ballas, D. and Clarke, G.P. (2003). Microsimulation and Regional Science: 30 years of spatial microsimulation of populations. Paper presented at the 50th Annual North American Meeting of the Regional Science Association International, Philadelphia, USA, 19-22 November 2003.
  • Ballas, D., Clarke, G.P., Dorling, D. and Rossiter, D. (2003). Using SimBritain to Model the Geographical Impact of National Government Policies. Paper presented at the XIV Meeting of the European Working Group on Locational Analysis, Corfu, Greece, 10-13 September 2003.
  • Nakaya, T., Yano, K., Fotheringham, A.S., Ballas, D. and Clarke, G.P. (2003). Applications of meso-micro retail models. Paper presented at the 13th European Colloquium on Theoretical and Quantitative Geography, Lucca, Italy, 5-9 September 2003.
  • Ballas, D., Clarke, G.P., Dorling, D., Rossiter, D. and Thomas, B. (2003). Simulating trends in poverty and inequality in British regions between 1991-2021. Paper presented at the 13th European Colloquium on Theoretical and Quantitative Geography, Lucca, Italy, 5-9 September 2003.
  • Ballas, D. (2003). Simulating trends in poverty and income inequality on the basis of 1991 and 2001 Census data. Paper presented at the annual RGS-IBG conference (Special session: First Results from the 2001 Census). London, 3-5 September 2003.
  • Ballas, D., Kalogeresis, T. and Lambrianidis, L. (2003). A suggested typology of rural areas in Europe. Paper presented at the 43rd European Congress of the Regional Science Association, Jyväskylä , Finland, 27-30 August 2003.
  • Nakaya, T., Yano, K., Fotheringham, A.S., Ballas, D. and Clarke, G.P. (2003). Retail interaction modelling using meso and micro approaches. Paper presented at the 33rd Regional Science Association, RSAI - British and Irish Section conference, St Andrews, Scotland, 20-22 August 2003.
  • Ballas, D., Clarke, G.P., Dorling, D., Rossiter, D. and Thomas, B. (2003). Simulating trends in labour markets and income inequalities in British regions between 1991-2021. Paper presented at the 33rd Regional Science Association, RSAI - British and Irish Section conference, St Andrews, Scotland, 20-22 August 2003.
  • Wiemers, E., Ballas, D. and Clarke, G.P. (2003). A Spatial Microsimulation Model for Rural Ireland - Evidence from the 2002 Irish Census of Population. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Population Association of America (PAA). Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 1-3 May 2003.
  • Ballas, D., Clarke, G.P. and Dewhurst, J. (2002). A spatial microsimulation approach to the analysis of local multiplier effects. Paper presented at the 32nd Regional Science Association, RSAI - British and Irish Section conference, The Dudley Hotel, Brighton and Hove, 21-23 August 2003.
  • Ballas, D., Clarke, G.P., Dorling, D., Eyre, H. and Rossiter, D. (2002). A spatial microsimulation approach to the impact assessment of Basic Income policies. Paper presented at the 9th Basic Income European Network Congress, Geneva, 12-14 September 2002.
  • Ballas, D., Clarke, G.P., Dorling, D., Eyre, H. and Rossiter, D. (2002). SimBritain: a spatial microsimulation approach to population dynamics. Paper presented at AESOP 2002, Volos , Greece , 10-14 July 2002.
  • Ballas, D., Clarke, G.P., Dorling, D. and Porter, P. (2001). SimYork: a spatial microsimulation approach to modelling space-time population dynamic processes. Paper presented at the XIII Meeting of the European Working Group on Locational Analysis, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece, 28 November - 2 December, 2001.
  • Ballas, D., Clarke, G.P. and Dorling, D. (2001). Dynamic spatial microsimulation approaches to urban and regional systems modelling. Paper presented at the 6th International conference on GeoCompuation, Department of Geographical Sciences and Planning, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 24-26 September 2001.
  • Alvanides, S., Ballas, D. and Vlastaras, V. (2001). Modelling the geographical location of synthetic households. Paper presented at the MANDEC conference "What have we learned from the SARs?", Manchester, 16 November 2001.
  • Ballas, D., Clarke, G.P. and Dorling, D. (2001). Spatial microsimulation approaches to combining the SARs with other Census outputs and survey microdata. Paper presented at the MANDEC conference "What have we learned from the SARs?", Manchester, 16 November 2001.
  • Ballas, D., Clarke, G.P. and Commins, P. (2001). Spatial microsimulation for rural policy analysis. Paper presented at the 41st European Regional Science Association (ERSA) congress, Zagreb, Croatia, August 2001.
  • Ballas, D. and Clarke, G.P. (2001). Building a spatial microsimulation model for the Irish Rural Economy. Paper presented at the 12th Theoretical and Quantitative Geography European colloquium, Rouen, France, 7-11 September 2001.
  • Ballas, D. (2001). SimLeeds: a spatial microsimulation model for urban, regional and social policy analysis. Paper presented at Socio-Economic Research and Geographic Information Systems - The Digital City: A EuroConference, ESF conference, Granada, Spain, 9-14 June 2001.
  • Ballas, D. (2000). GIS and spatial microsimulation for urban systems modelling: a new conceptual framework for the representation and analysis of local labour markets. Paper presented at the European Science Foundation (ESF) conference: Geographical Domain and Geographical Information Systems - EuroConference on Ontology and Epistemology for Spatial Data Standards, La Londe-les-Maures, France, 22-27 September 2000.
  • Ballas D., Barr, S. and Clarke G.P., (2000). Combining census data and remotely sensed data for the generation of population microdata: a spatial microsimulation approach. Paper presented at the 40th European Regional Science Association (ERSA) congress, Barcelona, 29 August - 1 September 2000.
  • Ballas D. and Clarke, G.P. (2000). A spatial microsmulation approach to the analysis of local multiplier effects. Paper presented at the 31st Regional Science Association (RSAI - British and Irish Section) conference, University of Bath, Bath, 6-8 September 2000.
  • Ballas, D. and Clarke, G.P. (2000). SimLeeds: a spatial microsimulation model for social policy micro-spatial analysis. Paper presented at the 29th IGC Conference, Seoul, 14-18 August 2000.
  • Ballas, D., Clarke, G.P. and Turton, I. (1999). Exploring Microsimulation methodologies for the estimation of household attributes. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on GeoComputation, Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA, 25-28 July 1999.
  • Ballas, D. and Clarke, G.P. (1999). Regional versus Local multipliers of Economic Change? A Microsimulation approach. Paper presented at the 39th European Regional Science Association Congress, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 23-27 August 1999.
  • Ballas, D. and Clarke, G.P. (1999). Modelling the local impacts of national social policies: a microsimulation approach. Paper presented at the 11th Theoretical and Quantitative Geography European colloquium, Durham, 3-7 September 1999.
  • Ballas, D. (1999). GIS and microsimulation for local labour market policy analysis. Paper presented at the European Science Foundation (ESF) conference Socio-Economic Research and Geographical Information Systems, Espinho, Portugal, 22-27 May 1999.

Book Reviews

  • Ballas, D. (2006). Review of Reinert, E.S. editor 2004: Globalization, Economic Development and Inequality: an Alternative Perspective. Economic Issues, 11(2), 83-85.
  • Ballas, D. (2006). Review of Shepard, E. and McMaster, B., editors 2004: Scale and Geographic Inquiry: Nature, Society, and Method. Progress in Human Geography, 30, 282-284.
  • Ballas, D. (2001). Review of Dale, A., Fieldhouse, E., Holdsworth, C. 2000: Analysing Census Microdata. International Journal of Population Geography, 7, 231-241.

Other

  • Ballas, D., Lupton, R, Kavroudakis, D, Hennig, B, Yiagopoulou, V, Dale, R, Dorling D (2012), Mind the gap: Education Inequality across EU regions, Network of Experts in Social Sciences Education and Training (NESSE) report for the European Commission, Brussels, ISBN: 978-92-79-25980-7 (http://ec.europa.eu/education/news/20120914docs_en.htm)
  • Thomas, B, Pritchard, J, Ballas, D, Vickers, D, Dorling, D (2009), A Tale of Two Cities: The Sheffield Project, Report, commissioned by David Blunkett MP, November 2009, available on-line from: http://www.sasi.group.shef.ac.uk/research/sheffield/index.html
  • Dorling, D, Vickers, D, Thomas, B, Pritchard, J, Ballas, D (2008), Changing UK: the way we live now, report commissioned for the BBC, available on-line from: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/01_12_08_changinguk.pdf
  • Morrissey, K., Hynes, S., Clarke, G.P., O’Donoghue, C. and Ballas, D. (2008). ‘Dr. Who? An Examination of GP Utilisation across Galway City & County’, RERC Working Paper Series, WP-08-01, Teagasc, Ireland
  • Ballas, D. (2008), Using Multi-level Modelling to Understand the Determinants of Happiness, NCRM Research Methods Festival 2008, http://eprints.ncrm.ac.uk/204/
  • Ballas, D. (2008) Spatial microsimulation approaches to population forecasting, in: NCRM Research Methods Festival 2008, http://eprints.ncrm.ac.uk/205/
  • Ballas, D (2008). A Secondary Analysis of Data Mid Career Fellowship: Full Research Report ESRC End of Award Report, RES-163-27-1013. Swindon: ESRC.
  • Ballas, D., Clarke, G.P., Feldman, O., Gibson, P., Jin, J., Simmonds, D. and Stillwell, J. (2004). Household Location Modelling. Report to the Department of Transport (DfT). London, November 2004.
  • Dorling, D., Ballas, D., Thomas, B. and Pritchard, J. (2004). Pilot Mapping of Local Social Polarisation in Three Areas of England 1971-2001. Project report to the ODPM, 7 May 2004.
  • Ballas D., Rossiter, D., Thomas, B., Clarke, G.P. and Dorling, D. (2004). SimWales: a spatial microsimulation model for Wales , project report to the Welsh Assembly Government, January 2004.
  • Ballas D., Clarke, G.P., Dorling, D., Eyre, H., Rossiter, D. and Thomas, B. (2003). Simulating current and future trends in the life of households in York. Project report to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
  • Wiemers, E., Commins, P., Pitts, E., Ballas, D. and Clarke, G.P. (2002). Projecting population and labour market trends in rural areas. Project report, Irish Rural Economy Research Centre, Dublin, December 2002.
    (End of project report, ref: 4847, available free of charge from library@hq.teagasc.ie)
  • Ballas, D. (2001). A spatial microsimulation approach to local labour market policy analysis. Unpublished PhD thesis, School of Geography , University of Leeds.
  • Ballas, D. (2001). SMILE model documentation. Irish Rural Economy Research Centre, Teagasc, Dublin, September 2001.
  • Ballas, D. and Clarke, G.P. (2001a). Building a spatial microsimulation model for the Irish Rural economy, Interim progress report for the Irish Rural Economy Research Centre, Teagasc, Dublin, 24 January 2001.
  • Ballas, D. and Clarke, G.P. (2001b). Building a spatial microsimulation model for the Irish Rural economy, Interim progress report for the Irish Rural Economy Research Centre, Teagasc, Dublin, April, 2001.
  • Stillwell, J. and Ballas, D. (2001). Estimating income for wards in Leeds in 2001 , report prepared for Leeds City Council, April 2001.