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Spatial Microsimulation for Rural Policy Analysis

  • Cathal O'Donoghue
  • Dimitris Ballas
  • Graham Clarke
  • Stephen Hynes
  • Karyn Morrissey

Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Dimitris Ballas, Graham Clarke, Stephen Hynes, Karyn Morrissey, Cathal O’Donoghue
    Pages 1-10
  3. Dimitris Ballas, Graham Clarke, Stephen Hynes, John Lennon, Karyn Morrissey, Cathal O’Donoghue
    Pages 35-54
  4. Cathal O’Donoghue, Niall Farell, Karyn Morrissey, John Lennon, Dimitris Ballas, Graham Clarke et al.
    Pages 55-86
  5. Karyn Morrissey, Cathal O’Donoghue
    Pages 87-102
  6. Stephen Hynes, Karyn Morrissey, Cathal O’Donoghue, Graham Clarke
    Pages 103-122
  7. Stephen Hynes, Niall Farrelly, Eithne Murphy, Cathal O’Donoghue
    Pages 123-141
  8. Stephen Hynes, Karyn Morrissey, Cathal O’Donoghue
    Pages 143-157
  9. Daragh Clancy, James Breen, Karyn Morrissey, Cathal O’Donoghue, Fiona Thorne
    Pages 159-175
  10. Cathal O’Donoghue
    Pages 177-191
  11. Cathal O’Donoghue, Karyn Morrissey, Philip Hayes, Jason Loughrey, Joanne Banks, Stephen Hynes
    Pages 193-211
  12. Karyn Morrissey, Dimitris Ballas, Graham Clarke, Stephen Hynes, Cathal O’Donoghue
    Pages 213-230
  13. John Cullinan, Stephen Hynes, Cathal O’Donoghue
    Pages 231-254
  14. Cathal O’Donoghue, Dimitris Ballas, Graham Clarke, Stephen Hynes, John Lennon, Karyn Morrissey
    Pages 255-264

About this book

Introduction

The aim of this book is to explore the challenges facing rural communities and economies and to demonstrate the potential of spatial microsimulation for policy and analysis in a rural context.
This is done by providing a comprehensive overview of a particular spatial microsimulation model called SMILE (Simulation Model of the Irish Local Economy). The model has been developed over a ten year period for applied policy analyis in Ireland which is seen as an ideal study area given its large percentage of population living in rural areas.
The book reviews the policy context and the state of the art in spatial microsimulation against which SMILE was developed, describes in detail its model design and calibration, and presents example of outputs showing what new information the model provides using a spatial matching process.
The second part of the book explores a series of rural issues or problems, including the impacts of new or changing government or EU policies, and examines the contribution that spatial microsimulation can provide in each area.

Keywords

Environment Farm Viability Rural Policy Spatial Microsimulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Cathal O'Donoghue
    • 1
  • Dimitris Ballas
    • 2
  • Graham Clarke
    • 3
  • Stephen Hynes
    • 4
  • Karyn Morrissey
    • 5
  1. 1., Rural Economy Research CentreTeagascAthenryIreland
  2. 2., Department of GeographySheffield UniversitySheffieldUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.School of GeographyUniversity of LeedsLeedsUnited Kingdom
  4. 4., Socio-Economic Marine Research UnitNational University of Ireland GalwayGalwayIreland
  5. 5.School of Envrionmental SciencesUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30026-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-30025-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-30026-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9602
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