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Como se pode distinguir Évora do resto do Alentejo?: Uma abordagem de estatística espacial
[How can Évora be distinguished from the rest of Alentejo: A spatial statistics approach]


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  • Caleiro, António


Évora (county and above all, the city) is often cited as a case of success in terms of regional development, as it stands out in terms of social, economic, and demographic indicators from the rest of the region where it is located, i.e. the Alentejo (Portugal). This fact makes it relevant: (i) to measure the 'distance', in terms of those indicators, between the municipality of Évora and the municipalities of the rest of Alentejo, and (ii) to detect the occurrence of spatial clusters in order to verify to what extent is positioned in advantage in relation to its neighboring counties, its NUT III (Alentejo Central) and its NUT II (Alentejo). In methodological terms, those two tasks are performed in the paper through the use of spatial statistical techniques, including multidimensional scaling and determination of local indicators of spatial association. These techniques, by their simplicity and easiness of application, can be readily used in other cases, which can be seen as a pedagogical purpose intrinsic to this work.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 22057.

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Date of creation: 31 Jan 2010
Date of revision: 12 Apr 2010
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:22057

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Keywords: Évora; Local indicators of spatial association; Multidimensional scaling; Portugal; Spatial autocorrelation; Spatial clusters.;

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  1. Sergio Rey & Brett Montouri, 1999. "US Regional Income Convergence: A Spatial Econometric Perspective," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 33(2), pages 143-156.
  2. Roberto Ezcurra & Pedro Pascual & Manuel Rapun, 2006. "Regional Specialization in the European Union," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 40(6), pages 601-616.
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  1. Conceição Rego & António Caleiro, 2010. "O ?Mercado? do Ensino Superior em Portugal: um diagnóstico da situação actual," Economics Working Papers 4_2010, University of Évora, Department of Economics (Portugal).


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