Spatial Interaction Modelling: A Regional Science Context / Edition 1

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Overview

In this book, the author's strong commitment to the multi-disciplinary field of regional science emerges to provide a unifying framework between spatial modelling traditions from quantitative geography and those from spatial economics, whereby each is enhanced. Starting with a detailed discussion of each field illustrated with numerical examples, the two traditions are brought together by either making the economic models probabilistic or transforming the objectives of the geographic models to reflect both utility theory and production theory. The ideas are applied to develop urban models of activity analysis, face-to-face contacts and housing supply, as well as regional models in the areas of input-output analysis, imperfect competition and interregional migration.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540205289
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 3/5/2004
  • Series: Advances in Spatial Science Series
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue 1
Pt. I Context and Methodology
1 Geographical Roots of Spatial Interaction 9
2 Key Insights in 'Space' and Microeconomics 51
3 Spatial Interaction Modelling Embracing Microeconomics 74
Pt. II Some Examples of Urban Modelling
4 Activities as Generators of Spatial Interaction 107
5 Knowledge Exchange and Agglomeration 131
6 Imperfect Competition in Land/Housing Markets 150
Pt. III Some Interregional Contributions
7 Trade under Changing Networks and Technology 171
8 Illustration of Imperfect Competition 190
9 Interregional Migration 205
Future Challenges 227
References 229
Subject Index 237
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