Specification tests on the structure of interaction in spatial econometric models

Luc Anselin

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The structural assumptions embedded in a particular form of a spatial connectivity or dependence matrix are often not explicitly treated in the statistical analysis of mixed regressive-spatial autoregressive models. This paper sees the evaluation of different structures as an application of tests on non-nested hypotheses. Several recently developed statistics are outlined and their appropriateness for spatial analysis discussed. The tests are illustrated empirically in simple models that incorporate spatial spill-over effects in the explanation of urban housing value.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-182
Number of pages18
JournalPapers of the Regional Science Association
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)


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