Empirical Models of Spatial Interdependence

OXFORD HANDBOOK OF POLITICAL METHODOLOGY, J. Box-Steffensmeier, H. Brady, D. Collier, eds., Oxford University Press, Forthcoming

43 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2008 Last revised: 25 Jan 2008

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Robert J. Franzese

University of Michigan

Jude C. Hays

University of Pittsburgh

Abstract

In this paper, we discuss the substantive range of spatial interdependence in political and related social sciences. We offer a generic theoretical model demonstrating that interdependence arises whenever utilities of one actor depend on the choices of other actors - i.e., inter alia, in all strategic settings. We discuss Galton's problem of distinguishing empirically spatial correlation from spatial interdependence, and then we introduce, demonstrate, and discuss the specification and estimation of spatial and spatio-temporal models, the spatial probit model of binary-outcomes, spatial-model testing, and the presentation of estimated spatial and spatio-temporal effects with certainty estimates.

Keywords: Spatial Econometrics, Interdependence, Galton's Problem, Spatial Lags

JEL Classification: C3, C4, C5, F02, F42, H73

Suggested Citation

Franzese, Robert J. and Hays, Jude C., Empirical Models of Spatial Interdependence. OXFORD HANDBOOK OF POLITICAL METHODOLOGY, J. Box-Steffensmeier, H. Brady, D. Collier, eds., Oxford University Press, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1084091

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Jude C. Hays

University of Pittsburgh ( email )

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