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Methods for the identification of spatial latent regimes
Maria Simona Andreano, Roberto Benedetti

Last modified: 2013-06-14


This paper describes and discusses three different methods for the identification of latent spatial regimes. This issue is considered by literature as one of the most important challenge for the scholars and practitioners in the field of spatial econometrics. The study of spatial latent regimes answers in an appropriate way the problem of heterogeneity that affects geographically distributed data and that often is neglected in the analysis. The methods are tested and compared in an empirical exercise concerning Italian provinces data

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