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A note on Spatial Autocorrelation at a Local Level

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  • Arauzo Carod, Josep Maria

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In 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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Paper provided by Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2072/1753.

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Date of creation: 2005
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Keywords: Autocorrelació (Estadística); Anàlisi espacial (Estadística); Municipis;

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  1. Julie Le Gallo & Catherine Baumont & Sandy Dall'erba & Cem Ertur, 2005. "On the property of diffusion in the spatial error model," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(9), pages 533-536.
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  1. Alañón Pardo, Ángel & Arauzo Carod, Josep Maria, 2010. "On the effect of the geographical scope of agglomeration economies on firm location," Working Papers 2072/151542, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics.

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