Spatial econometric methods for modeling origin destination flows

LeSage, James P. and Fischer, Manfred M. (2008) Spatial econometric methods for modeling origin destination flows. WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.


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Spatial interaction models of the gravity type are used in conjunction with sample data on flows between origin and destination locations to analyse international and interregional trade, commodity, migration and commuting patterns. The focus is on the classical log-normal model version and spatial econometric extensions that have recently appeared in the literature. These new models replace the conventional assumption of independence between origin-destination flows with formal approaches that allow for spatial dependence in flow magnitudes. The paper also discusses problems that arise in applied practice when estimating (log-normal) spatial interaction models. (authors' abstract)

Item Type: Paper
Keywords: spatial interaction models / spatial econometrics / origin-destination flows
Classification Codes: JEL C11, C21, O47, R11
Divisions: Departments > Sozioökonomie > Wirtschaftsgeographie und Geoinformatik > Fischer
Depositing User: ePub Administrator
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 13:34
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2015 18:20


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