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On the numerical measurement of accessibility

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  • J W Weibull

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The aim of this paper is to clarify the validity of a fairly broadrange of numerical indicators of accessibility. To this purpose a measurement-theoretic framework is presented, where accessibility is considered as a property of configurations of opportunities for spatial interaction. Within this framework a few established indicators of accessibility are discussed and notions of separable, additive, and maxitive indicators are introduced. An analysis is given of the validity of numerical indicators in general and of separable, additive, and maxitive indicators in particular.

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Article provided by Pion Ltd, London in its journal Environment and Planning A.

Volume (Year): 12 (1980)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 53-67

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Handle: RePEc:pio:envira:v:12:y:1980:i:1:p:53-67

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  2. Andersson, Martin & Ejermo, Olof, 2004. "How does Accessibility to Knowledge Sources affect the Innovativeness of Corporations? - Evidence from Sweden," Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation 3, Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies.
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  9. Martin Andersson & Urban Gråsjö, 2009. "Spatial dependence and the representation of space in empirical models," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer, vol. 43(1), pages 159-180, March.
  10. Olof Ejermo, 2002. "Knowledge Production in Swedish Functional Regions 1993-1999," KITeS Working Papers 140, KITeS, Centre for Knowledge, Internationalization and Technology Studies, Universita' Bocconi, Milano, Italy, revised Feb 2003.
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  13. Aura Reggiani & Juan Martín, 2011. "Guest Editorial: New Frontiers in Accessibility Modelling: An Introduction," Networks and Spatial Economics, Springer, vol. 11(4), pages 577-580, December.
  14. David Levinson & Lei Zhang, 2006. "Ramp Meters on Trial: Evidence from the Twin Cities Metering Holiday," Working Papers 200604, University of Minnesota: Nexus Research Group.
  15. P. Nijkamp & A. Reggiani, 2012. "Did Zipf Anticipate Socio-Economic Spatial Networks?," Working Papers wp816, Dipartimento Scienze Economiche, Universita' di Bologna.
  16. Pooler, James A., 1995. "The use of spatial separation in the measurement of transportation accessibility," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 29(6), pages 421-427, November.
  17. Berglund, Svante, 2000. "Path Dependent Accessibility," ERSA conference papers ersa00p497, European Regional Science Association.
  18. Matthias Duschl & Antje Schimke & Thomas Brenner & Dennis Luxen, 2014. "Firm Growth and the Spatial Impact of Geolocated External Factors," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Department of Statistics and Economics, vol. 234(2-3), pages 234-256, April.

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