Tool Kits in Regional Science: Theory, Models, and Estimation / Edition 1

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Regional Science is now more than 50 years old; in the last two decades, significant advances in methodology have occurred, spurred in large part by access to computers. The range of analytical techniques now available is enormous; this books provides a sampling of the toolkit that is now at the disposal of analysts interested in understanding and interpreting the complexity of the spatial structure of sub- national economies. The set of tools ranges from the more traditional (input-output) to new developments in computable general equilibrium models, nonlinear dynamics, neural modelling and innovation.

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“‘Tool Kits’ is an intriguing phrase. Many readers will pick up this book for a quick look. … describes tools at many levels of abstraction. … The long list of references is also valuable. I learned something here. … useful for some students. … It is an erudite, and interesting, essay, and I recommend it. … The book may well have something for you, and you should look it over at least briefly. … Certainly I found various parts of the book useful.” (Roger Bolton, Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 51 (5), 2011)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642006265
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 7/15/2009
  • Series: Advances in Spatial Science Series
  • Edition description: 2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 305
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Complex Socio-Economic Systems in Regional Science.- New Developments in Input-Output Analysis.- Interregional Computable General Equilibrium Models.- Optimality Versus Stability: Pattern Formation in Spatial Economics.- Urban and Hinterland Evolution Under Growing Population Pressure.- Socio-Spatial Dynamics and Discrete Non-Linear Probabilistic Chains.- Principles of Neural Spatial Interaction Modeling.- Quick but not so Dirty ML Estimation of Spatial Autoregressive Models.- Innovation Diffusion Theory: 100 Years of Development.- Urban Economics at a Cross-Road.- Conclusion.
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