'GIS a Job': What Use Geographical Information Systems in Spatial Economics?

16 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2010

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Henry G. Overman

London School of Economics (LSE) - Department of Geography and Environment; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Date Written: 2009-07

Abstract

Geographical information systems (GIS) are used for inputting, storing, managing, analyzing and mapping spatial data. This article argues that each of these functions can help researchers interested in spatial economics. In addition, GIS provide access to new data that is both interesting in its own right, but also as a source of exogenous variation.

Suggested Citation

Overman, Henry G., 'GIS a Job': What Use Geographical Information Systems in Spatial Economics? (2009-07). Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 50, Issue 1, pp. 165-180, February 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1547403 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9787.2009.00644.x

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