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Gis a job: what use geographical information systems in spatial economics

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Geographical information systems (GIS) are used for inputting, storing, managing, analyzing and mapping spatial data. This article argues that each of these functions can help researchers interested in spatial economics. In addition, GIS provide access to new data that is both interesting in its own right, but also as a source of exogenous variation.

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  • Overman, Henry G., 2010. "Gis a job: what use geographical information systems in spatial economics," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 30784, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
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    1. Breinlich, Holger & Ottaviano, Gianmarco I.P. & Temple, Jonathan R.W., 2014. "Regional Growth and Regional Decline," Handbook of Economic Growth,in: Handbook of Economic Growth, edition 1, volume 2, chapter 4, pages 683-779 Elsevier.
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    GIS; spatial economics;

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    • J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics

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