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, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 126–141 | Cite as

GME Estimation of Spatial Structural Equations Models

  • Rosa Bernardini PapaliaEmail author
  • Enrico Ciavolino


The objective of this paper is to develop a GME formulation for the class of spatial structural equations models (S-SEM). In this respect, two innovatory aspects are introduced: (i) the formalization of the GME estimation approach for structural equations models that account for spatial heterogeneity and spatial dependence; (ii) the extension of the methodology to a panel data framework. We also present an application of the method to real data finalized to investigate disparities of unemployment rates in OECD countries over the period 1998-2006.


GME estimation of S-SEM 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Bologna, Department of Statistical SciencesBolognaItaly
  2. 2.University of SalentoSalentoItaly

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