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A Proposal for an Alternative Spatial Weight Matrix under Consideration of the Distribution of Economic Activity?

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    (European Institute for International Economic Relations at the University of Wuppertal)

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In economic geography all indicators and studies are based in one way or another on a measure of distances between two points of interest. The present study discusses the problems that arise in the course of calculating distances between regions. It is shown that measures presently in use are usually biased. A new measuring concept is therefore presented that takes into account the regional economic or demographic structures and constructs distances between regions accordingly.

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  • Jens K. Perret, 2011. "A Proposal for an Alternative Spatial Weight Matrix under Consideration of the Distribution of Economic Activity?," Schumpeter Discussion Papers sdp11002, Universitätsbibliothek Wuppertal, University Library.
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    1. Jens K. Perret, 2019. "Regional Convergence in the Russian Federation: Spatial and Temporal Dynamics," Journal of Quantitative Economics, Springer;The Indian Econometric Society (TIES), vol. 17(1), pages 11-39, March.

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    Keywords

    Russian Federation; Spillovers; Spatial Economectrics; Spatial Weights;
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    JEL classification:

    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R15 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Econometric and Input-Output Models; Other Methods

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