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Spatial Econometrics Statistical Foundations and Applications to Regional Convergence by Giuseppe Arbia pdf

Spatial Econometrics Statistical Foundations and Applications to Regional Convergence by Giuseppe Arbia pdf free download. In recent years the so-called new economic geography and the issue of regional economic convergence have increasingly drawn the interest of economists to the empirical analysis of regional and spatial data.

Spatial Econometrics Statistical Foundations and Applications to Regional Convergence by Giuseppe Arbia pdf

However, even if the methodology for econometric treatment of spatial data is well developed, there does not exist a textbook theoretically grounded, well motivated and easily accessible to economists who are not specialists. Spatial econometric techniques receive little or no attention in the major econometric textbooks. Very occasionally the standard econometric textbooks devote a few paragraphs to the subject, but most of them simply ignore the subject. On the other hand spatial econometric books (such as Anselin, 1988 or Anselin, Florax and Rey, 2004) provide comprehensive and exhaustive treatments of the topic, but are not always easily accessible for people whose main degree is not in quantitative economics or statistics.

Spatial Econometrics Statistical Foundations and Applications to Regional Convergence by Giuseppe Arbia pdf

This book aims at bridging the gap between economic theory and spatial statistical methods. It starts by strongly motivating the reader towards the problem with examples based on real data, then provides a rigorous treatment, founded on stochastic fields theory, of the basic spatial linear model, and finally discusses the simpler cases of violation of the classical regression assumptions that occur when
dealing with spatial data.

Spatial Econometrics Statistical Foundations and Applications to Regional Convergence by Giuseppe Arbia pdf

I am convinced that, once the reader is introduced to the probabilistic and statistical arguments on which the basic linear model is
grounded, he will be able to understand quite straightforwardly also the more sophisticated models and techniques that are present in the spatial econometric literature. A review of some more advanced topics excluded from the range of interest of this book, is confined to a final chapter which provides the references for further, more in-depth going, studies.

Spatial Econometrics Statistical Foundations and Applications to Regional Convergence by Giuseppe Arbia pdf

The project of a self-contained statistically based book on spatial econometrics dates back to 1996 when I first taught a course on advanced econometric topics in the faculty of Economics at the “G. D’Annunzio” University of Pescara. The series of lecture notes that I drafted in Italian were printed in a provisional working paper series and constitute the backbone of the present volume. This preliminary version underwent several changes and integrations when it was used in a series of post-graduate courses that I have been teaching at the faculty of Economics of Rome “Tor Vergata” since 1997.

Spatial Econometrics Statistical Foundations and Applications to Regional Convergence by Giuseppe Arbia pdf

The typical student attending these courses was a Master or Doctorate student with a first degree in Economics, Political Sciences or
one of the other Social Sciences. Having in mind such a typology of student during the drafting of the book, the only pre-requisites for reading this monograph are a sound first course in Probability at the level of books like Grimmett and Stirzaker (1994) and a course in Statistics at a level of books like Azzalini (1996) or Mood et al. (1974). A prior knowledge of the basic time series analysis methods at a level of the first five chapters of Hamilton (1994) helps, because there is a certain analogy between spatial and time methodology.

Spatial Econometrics Statistical Foundations and Applications to Regional Convergence by Giuseppe Arbia pdf

This volume could be used as a textbook for a post-graduate introductory course of around 20/30 hours, or as a reference book for post-graduate students engaged in Ph. D. work on quantitative economics (or other social sciences), involving spatial econometric estimation problems. Having outlined the general aim of this book, described its genesis and its potential readers, I am now happy to fulfil the pleasant duty of thanking the many people who contributed to its preparation and final realization. This is the best moment when writing a book (as anyone who has a direct experience knows only too well!).
Spatial Econometrics Statistical Foundations and Applications to Regional Convergence by Giuseppe Arbia pdf
There are at least two reasons for this. The first is that these are in fact the last words written by the author in this context, which means that the heavy work is finally done and that what in the last phase can only be described as an “obsession” will eventually give way to other (hopefully less compelling) tasks. The second is that this is the only place where one can talk about oneself and one’s working environment and family and not merely about abstract concepts and formalism and this is an inevitable source of self-satisfaction for all authors.

Spatial Econometrics Statistical Foundations and Applications to Regional Convergence by Giuseppe Arbia pdf

Spatial Econometrics Statistical Foundations and Applications to Regional Convergence by Giuseppe Arbia pdf


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