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Causality, Uncertainty and Identification: Three Issues on the Spatial Econometrics Agenda
Autori/Curatori: Jesùs Mur 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2013 Fascicolo: Lingua: Inglese 
Numero pagine:  23 P. 5-27 Dimensione file:  993 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SCRE2013-001001
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This paper offers a personal view on recent developments in the field of spatial econometrics. The approach is subjective and certainly biased. I focus on three issues that I consider of the utmost importance and which are at the basis of the discipline, namely spatial causality, the question of identification in spatial models, and the problem of selecting the (most appropriate) spatial weighting matrix. These three topics are receiving increasing attention in the spatial econometrics literature, although there are still many issues to be resolved. They will most likely be areas of intense activity in the near future.

Questo articolo offre un commento personale dei recenti sviluppi nel campo dell’econometria spaziale. L’approccio è soggettivo e senza dubbio parziale. Mi sono concentrato su tre temi che considero di primaria importanza e che costituiscono la base dell’intera disciplina: la causalità spaziale, la questione dell’identificazione nei modelli spaziali ed il problema della selezione della matrice di pesi spaziali più appropriata. Nonostante la crescente attenzione verso questi temi rimangono numerosi punti da dibattere e chiarire, che costituiranno presumibilmente l’oggetto di un’intensa attività di ricerca nell’immediato futuro.
Keywords: Causalità spaziale, matrice dei pesi, identificazione, econometria spaziale Classificazione
Jel Code: C21, C50, R15

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