A note on partitioning effects estimates over space

Christa D. Jensen, Donald J. Lacombe

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In this paper we provide an applied example for calculating the so-called effects estimates of LeSage and Pace (Introduction to Spatial, Econometrics, CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2009) for partitions of the impacts over space. While the partitioning of the impacts by orders of neighbors over space for the spatial autoregressive model is a relatively straightforward procedure, care must be taken in the case of the spatial Durbin model. The results from our empirical application regarding calculation of the partitioned effects over space for the spatial Durbin model corrects an error in the LeSage and Pace (Introduction to Spatial Econometrics, CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2009) text. We provide an illustration of these calculations for both models using a widely available data set on voter turnout for the 1980 United States presidential election.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-53
Number of pages7
JournalLetters in Spatial and Resource Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012



  • Effects estimates
  • Interpretation
  • Marginal/partitioned effects
  • Spatial econometrics

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