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research notes and comments: Geographic and sectoral characteristics of academic knowledge externalities

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  • Attila Varga


    (Institute for Economic Geography, Regional Development and Environmental Management, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Rossauer Lände 23/1, A-1090 Vienna, Austria)

  • Luc Anselin


    (Regional Economics Applications Laboratory and Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 326 Mumford Hall, 1301 W Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801, USA)

  • Zoltan J. Acs


    (Merrick School of Business, University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 21201-5779, USA)

This note implements a novel approach to formalizing spatial externalities by employing spatial econometric methods that combine spatial dependence in the form of spatial autoregressive processes and spatial heterogeneity in the form of spatial regimes. The results confirm earlier findings that academic externalities are not uniform across sectors but also indicate important differences across sectors in terms of agglomeration effects.

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Article provided by Springer & Regional Science Association International in its journal Papers in Regional Science.

Volume (Year): 79 (2000)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 435-443

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Handle: RePEc:spr:presci:v:79:y:2000:i:4:p:435-443
Note: Received: 18 April 2000
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