1st Edition

Introduction to Spatial Econometrics

By James LeSage, Robert Kelley Pace Copyright 2009
    376 Pages 4 Color & 21 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    376 Pages 4 Color & 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    Although interest in spatial regression models has surged in recent years, a comprehensive, up-to-date text on these approaches does not exist. Filling this void, Introduction to Spatial Econometrics presents a variety of regression methods used to analyze spatial data samples that violate the traditional assumption of independence between observations. It explores a wide range of alternative topics, including maximum likelihood and Bayesian estimation, various types of spatial regression specifications, and applied modeling situations involving different circumstances.

    Leaders in this field, the authors clarify the often-mystifying phenomenon of simultaneous spatial dependence. By presenting new methods, they help with the interpretation of spatial regression models, especially ones that include spatial lags of the dependent variable. The authors also examine the relationship between spatiotemporal processes and long-run equilibrium states that are characterized by simultaneous spatial dependence. MATLAB® toolboxes useful for spatial econometric estimation are available on the authors’ websites.

    This work covers spatial econometric modeling as well as numerous applied illustrations of the methods. It encompasses many recent advances in spatial econometric models—including some previously unpublished results.

    Introduction. Motivating and Interpreting Spatial Econometric Models. Maximum Likelihood Estimation. Log-Determinants and Spatial Weights. Bayesian Spatial Econometric Models. Model Comparison. Spatiotemporal and Spatial Models. Spatial Econometric Interaction Models. Matrix Exponential Spatial Models. Limited Dependent Variable Spatial Models. References.


    James LeSage, Robert Kelley Pace