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Statistical and mathematical sources of regional science theory: Map pattern analysis as an example

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  • Daniel A. Griffith

    () (Department of Geography, Eggers Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-1090, USA)

Abstract

Krugman states that "Regional science is not a unified subject. It is best described as a collection of tools." Unfortunately such a perspective fails to fully acknowledge theoretical dimensions of the accompanying refocusing on geographic expressions of economic linkages, such as those highlighted in spatial externalities specifications. Such promulgated aspects of the spatial economic landscape relate to map pattern, and certainly the spatial statistics and spatial econometrics theory that accompanies it, as well as the underlying substantive theory garnered from a variety of sources. The principal implication is other than "loose- jointed, do-the-best-you-can theorizing".

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  • Daniel A. Griffith, 1999. "Statistical and mathematical sources of regional science theory: Map pattern analysis as an example," Papers in Regional Science, Springer;Regional Science Association International, vol. 78(1), pages 21-45.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:presci:v:78:y:1999:i:1:p:21-45
    Note: Received: 22 November 1997
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    1. LE GALLO, Julie, 2000. "Econométrie spatiale 1 -Autocorrélation spatiale," LATEC - Document de travail - Economie (1991-2003) 2000-05, LATEC, Laboratoire d'Analyse et des Techniques EConomiques, CNRS UMR 5118, Université de Bourgogne.
    2. Julie Le Gallo, 2000. "Spatial econometrics (1, Spatial autocorrelation)
      [Econométrie spatiale (1, Autocorrélation spatiale)]
      ," Working Papers hal-01527290, HAL.

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    Keywords

    New economic geography; spatial statistics; spatial modeling; methodology;

    JEL classification:

    • C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
    • R10 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
    • R14 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Land Use Patterns
    • R39 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - Other

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