Spatial Interaction Modelling

A Regional Science Context

  • John R. Roy

Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Prologue

    1. John R. Roy
      Pages 1-6
  3. Context and Methodology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
  4. Some Examples of Urban Modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. John R. Roy
      Pages 131-149
  5. Some Interregional Contributions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. John R. Roy
      Pages 190-204
    3. John R. Roy
      Pages 205-225
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 227-242

About this book


In this book, the author's strong commitment to the multi-disciplinary field of regional science emerges to provide a unifying framework between spatial modelling traditions from quantitative geography and those from spatial economics, whereby each is enhanced. Starting with a detailed discussion of each field illustrated with numerical examples, the two traditions are brought together by either making the economic models probabilistic or transforming the objectives of the geographic models to reflect both utility theory and production theory. The ideas are applied to develop urban models of activity analysis, face-to-face contacts and housing supply, as well as regional models in the areas of input-output analysis, imperfect competition and interregional migration.


Most-probable-state Quantitative Geography Spatial Economics Spatial Interaction Urban Modelling agglomeration networks

Authors and affiliations

  • John R. Roy
    • 1
  1. 1.Environmental, Transport and Urban Development Studies (ETUDES)MallacootaAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05812-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-24807-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9602
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