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A Non-Parametric Approach to Spatial Causality

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  • Herrera Gómez, Marcos
  • Ruiz Marín, Manuel
  • Mur Lacambra, Jesús
  • Paelinck, Jean

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The purpose of this paper is to show the capacity of a new non-parametric test based on symbolic entropy and symbolic dynamics to deal with the detection of linear and non-linear spatial causality. The good performance of the new test in detecting spatial causality and causal weighting matrix is notable and gives rise to an expectation that it may form a adequate tool for constructive specification searches.

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  • Herrera Gómez, Marcos & Ruiz Marín, Manuel & Mur Lacambra, Jesús & Paelinck, Jean, 2010. "A Non-Parametric Approach to Spatial Causality," MPRA Paper 36768, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Causality; Spatial Dependence; Spatial Weight Matrices;

    JEL classification:

    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
    • C01 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - Econometrics

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