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Spatial Economic Analysis in Data-Rich Environments

  • Kathleen P. Bell
  • Timothy J. Dalton

Controlling for spatial effects in micro-level studies of consumer and producer behaviour necessitates a range of analytical modifications. These range from modest changes in data collection and the definition of variables to dramatic changes in the modelling of consumer and producer decision-making. This paper discusses conceptual, empirical and data issues involved in modelling the spatial aspects of economic behaviour in data-rich environments. Attention is given to established and emerging agricultural economic applications of spatial data and spatial econometric methods at the micro-scale. Recent applications of individual and household data are featured, including models of land-use change at the urban-rural interface, agricultural land values, and technological change and technology adoption. Copyright 2007 The Agricultural Economics Society.

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Volume (Year): 58 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 (09)
Pages: 487-501

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