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Bayesian techniques in spatial and network econometrics: 2. Computational methods and algorithms

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  • L W Hepple
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    Bayesian theory has been seen as having considerable potential and attractiveness for model estimation and analysis in spatial and network econometrics. However, analytical and computational problems have also been seen as a great barrier. In this paper the analytical simplifications available are developed and the algorithms required are examined. The author argues that, for a broad class of models in spatial econometrics, Bayesian analysis is quite practicable and can be implemented without great cost. The spatial specifications are mapped into the various forms of Bayesian computation available and detailed examples are provided. Recent developments on the frontier of Bayesian computation have potential to expand further the practical applicability of the Bayesian approach to spatial econometrics.

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

    Volume (Year): 27 (1995)
    Issue (Month): 4 (April)
    Pages: 615-644

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    Handle: RePEc:pio:envira:v:27:y:1995:i:4:p:615-644

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    1. Han, Xiaoyi & Lee, Lung-fei, 2013. "Model selection using J-test for the spatial autoregressive model vs. the matrix exponential spatial model," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 43(2), pages 250-271.
    2. Elhorst, J. Paul & Lacombe, Donald J. & Piras, Gianfranco, 2012. "On model specification and parameter space definitions in higher order spatial econometric models," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 42(1-2), pages 211-220.
    3. Mur, Jesús & Angulo, Ana, 2009. "Model selection strategies in a spatial setting: Some additional results," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 39(2), pages 200-213, March.
    4. Han, Xiaoyi & Lee, Lung-fei, 2013. "Bayesian estimation and model selection for spatial Durbin error model with finite distributed lags," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 43(5), pages 816-837.
    5. López-Hernández, Fernando A., 2013. "Second-order polynomial spatial error model. Global and local spatial dependence in unemployment in Andalusia," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 33(C), pages 270-279.
    6. Seya, Hajime & Yamagata, Yoshiki & Tsutsumi, Morito, 2013. "Automatic selection of a spatial weight matrix in spatial econometrics: Application to a spatial hedonic approach," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 43(3), pages 429-444.

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