Externalities, economic geography and spatial econometrics: conceptual and modelling developments

B. Fingleton

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On the assumption that it is sometimes necessary to take a step sideways to make progress, this article describes the author's preferred spatial econometric modeling approach based around recent theory developed in the field of urban economics. This has many features in common with geographical economics but is seen as more amenable to the analysis of externalities and to the development of new, more realistic, economic geography theory.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-207
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Regional Science Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • spatial econometrics
  • technological externalities
  • knowledge spillovers
  • geographical economics
  • new economic geography
  • urban economics

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