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Comparing estimation methods for spatial econometrics techniques using R

  • Bivand, Roger


    (Dept. of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration)

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    Recent advances in spatial econometrics model fitting techniques have made it more desirable to be able to compare results and timings. Results should correspond between implementations using different applications, while timings are more readily compared within a single application. A broad range of model fitting techniques are provided by the contributed R packages for spatial econometrics. These model fitting techniques are associated with methods for estimating impacts and some tests, which will also be presented and compared. This review constitutes an up-to-date demonstration of techniques now available in R, and mentions some that will shortly become more generally available.

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    Paper provided by Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics in its series Discussion Paper Series in Economics with number 26/2010.

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    Length: 30 pages
    Date of creation: 06 Oct 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:hhs:nhheco:2010_026
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