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On Joint Modelling and Testing for Local and Global Spatial Externalities

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  • Zhenlin Yang

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This paper concerns the joint modeling, estimation and testing for local and global spatial externalities. Spatial externalities have become in recent years a standard notion of economic research activities in relation to social interactions, spatial spillovers and dependence, etc., and have received an increasing attention by econometricians and applied researchers. While conceptually the principle underlying the spatial dependence is straightforward, the precise way in which this dependence should be included in a regression model is complex. Following the taxonomy of Anselin (2003, International Regional Science Review 26, 153-166), a general model is proposed, which takes into account jointly local and global externalities in both modelled and unmodelled effects. The proposed model encompasses all the models discussed in Anselin (2003). Robust methods of estimation and testing are developed based on Gaussian quasi-likelihood. Large and small sample properties of the proposed methods are investigated.

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  • Zhenlin Yang, 2006. "On Joint Modelling and Testing for Local and Global Spatial Externalities," Development Economics Working Papers 22487, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
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    Keywords

    Asymptotic property; Finite sample property; Quasi-likelihood; Spatial regression models; Robustness; Tests of spatial externalities;
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    JEL classification:

    • C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
    • C2 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables
    • C5 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling

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