Spatially varying development mechanisms in the Greater Beijing Area: A geographically weighted regression investigation

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This study aims to extend the understanding of regional development mechanisms in China. This study investigates spatial non-stationarity in China's regional development mechanisms by applying geographically weighted techniques on spatial datasets in the Greater Beijing Area, China. The analyses reveal two results: First, regional development mechanisms in the Greater Beijing Area show significant spatial non-stationarity; and second, development mechanisms have strong local characteristics; this study hence complements the current literature in China's regional development studies. The study demonstrates the importance of local spatial modeling techniques in regional development research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-190
Number of pages18
JournalAnnals of Regional Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2006


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