σ-convergence in the presence of spatial effects

Sergio J. Rey, Boris Dev

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Abstract

This paper explores the implications that spatial effects can hold for the application of measures of σ-convergence. The bias of a common indicator of σ-convergence is examined for a family of spatial process models including: [a] spatial lag, [b] spatial error, and [c] spatial moving average. We show that the measure of σ-convergence is sensitive to a number of distinct influences including global dispersion, spatial dependence, and a variety of forms of spatial heterogeneity. We suggest a decomposition of the convergence indicator into two components: one reflecting global dispersion, and one reflecting the influence of spatial effects. We then illustrate this approach with a case study of the U.S. states over the 1929-2000 period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-234
Number of pages18
JournalPapers in Regional Science
Volume85
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Convergence
  • Spatial dependence
  • Spatial heterogeneity

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

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σ-convergence in the presence of spatial effects. / Rey, Sergio J.; Dev, Boris.

In: Papers in Regional Science, Vol. 85, No. 2, 06.2006, p. 217-234.

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Rey, Sergio J. ; Dev, Boris. / σ-convergence in the presence of spatial effects. In: Papers in Regional Science. 2006 ; Vol. 85, No. 2. pp. 217-234.
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