A Spatial multivariate count model for firm location decisions

Chandra R. Bhat, Rajesh Paleti, Palvinder Singh

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This paper proposes a new spatial multivariate model to predict the count of new businesses at a county level in the state of Texas. Several important factors including agglomeration economies/diseconomies, industrial specialization indices, human capital, fiscal conditions, transportation infrastructure, and land development characteristics are considered. The results highlight the need to use a multivariate modeling system for the analysis of business counts by sector type, while also accommodating spatial dependence effects in business counts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)462-502
Number of pages41
JournalJournal of Regional Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Development
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)


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