A note on Spatial Autocorrelation at a Local Level
AbstractIn this paper we analyze the existence of spatial autocorrelation at a local level in Catalonia using variables such as urbanisation economies, population density, human capital and firm entries. From a static approach, our results show that spatial autocorrelation is weak and diminishes as the distance between municipalities increases. From a dynamic approach, however, spatial autocorrelation increased over the period we analysed. These results are important from a policy point of view, since it is essential to know how economic activities are spatially concentrated or disseminated. Key words: spatial autocorrelation, municipalities. JEL classification: R110, R120
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Date of creation: 2005
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Autocorrelació (Estadística); Anàlisi espacial (Estadística); Municipis;
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- Josep-Maria Arauzo-Carod, 2007. "A note on spatial autocorrelation at a local level," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor and Francis Journals, vol. 14(9), pages 667-671.
- R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
- R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
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