Spatial Econometrics: Methods and Models

  • LucĀ Anselin

Part of the Studies in Operational Regional Science book series (SORS, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Luc Anselin
      Pages 1-3
  3. Foundations for the Econometric Analysis of Spatial Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Luc Anselin
      Pages 7-15
  4. Estimation and Hypothesis Testing

  5. Model Validation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Luc Anselin
      Pages 253-254
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 255-284

About this book


Spatial econometrics deals with spatial dependence and spatial heterogeneity, critical aspects of the data used by regional scientists. These characteristics may cause standard econometric techniques to become inappropriate. In this book, I combine several recent research results to construct a comprehensive approach to the incorporation of spatial effects in econometrics. My primary focus is to demonstrate how these spatial effects can be considered as special cases of general frameworks in standard econometrics, and to outline how they necessitate a separate set of methods and techniques, encompassed within the field of spatial econometrics. My viewpoint differs from that taken in the discussion of spatial autocorrelation in spatial statistics - e.g., most recently by Cliff and Ord (1981) and Upton and Fingleton (1985) - in that I am mostly concerned with the relevance of spatial effects on model specification, estimation and other inference, in what I caIl a model-driven approach, as opposed to a data-driven approach in spatial statistics. I attempt to combine a rigorous econometric perspective with a comprehensive treatment of methodological issues in spatial analysis.


Stochastic Processes econometrics regression statistics

Authors and affiliations

  • LucĀ Anselin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geography and EconomicsUniversity of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-8311-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-7799-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-4689
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