Identifying Urban-Rural Linkages: Tests for Spatial Effects in the Carlino-Mills Model
A continuing interest of regional scientists is the development of econometric models for the identification of local characteristics associated with regional growth (e.g., Carlino and Mills, 1987; Thurston and Yezer, 1994; Boarnet, 1994a). Recent advances in spatial econometrics and geographic information systems (GIS) enhance the reliability of small region growth models by incorporating the influences of spatial linkages on the local development process (e.g., Anselin, 1988b; Anselin and Florax, 1995b). Modeling the influence of spatial linkages along with local characteristics appears most beneficial in studies of small area economic change where inter-area spillovers may be extensive. For example, economic and population change in the “edge cities” of urban complexes may affect development of nearby rural areas.
KeywordsGeographic Information System Census Tract Employment Growth Urban Core Urban Fringe
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