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Issues in the Distribution Dynamics Approach to the Analysis of Regional Economic Growth and Convergence: Spatial Effects and Small Samples

Abstract In the study of regional economic growth and convergence, the distribution dynamics approach which interrogates the evolution of the cross-sectional distribution as a whole and is concerned with both the external and internal dynamics of the distribution has received wide usage. However, many methodological issues remain to be resolved before valid inferences and conclusions can be drawn from empirical research. Among them, spatial effects including spatial heterogeneity and spatial dependence invalidate the assumption of independent and identical distributions underlying the conventional maximum likelihood techniques while the availability of small samples in regional settings questions the usage of the asymptotic properties. This disserta... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor KANG, WEI (Author) / Rey, Sergio (Advisor) / Fotheringham, Stewart (Committee member) / Ye, Xinyue (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geographic information science and geodesy / Statistics / Economics / Distribution Dynamics / Markov chains / Monte Carlo / Regional Economic Growth and Convergence / Small Samples / Spatial Effects
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 160 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Geography 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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