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Conceptualizing Space: Reply

  • Luc Anselin (a1) and Wendy K. Tam Cho (a2)


We read with interest the sundry points raised by King in his comment (2002) on our article (Anselin and Cho 2002). Given the space and time constraints in this forum, it is impossible for us to address adequately all of the issues here. It is sufficient to say that we strongly disagree with King's claims that we are “missing the point.” We will pursue a more thorough and formal rebuttal elsewhere, but would like to set the record straight on a few issues in the limited space provided here.



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Anselin, Luc, and Bera, Anil. 1998. “Spatial Dependence in Linear Regression Models with an Introduction to Spatial Econometrics.” In Handbook of Applied Economic Statistics, eds. Ullah, Amman and Giles, David E. A. New York: Marcel Dekker, pp. 237289.
Anselin, Luc, and Tam Cho, Wendy K. 2002. “Spatial Effects and Ecological Inference.” Political Analysis 10:276297.
Cressie, Noel. 1993. Statistics for Spatial Data. New York: Wiley.
Kelejian, Harry H., and Robinson, Dennis P. 1995. “Spatial Correlation: A Suggested Alternative to the Autoregressive Model.” In New Directions in Spatial Econometrics, eds. Anselin, Luc and Florax, J. G. M. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, pp. 7595.
King, Gary. 1997. A Solution to the Ecological Inference Problem: Reconstructing Individual Behavior from Aggregate Data. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
King, Gary. 2000. “Geography, Statistics, and Ecological Inference.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 90:601606.
King, Gary. 2002. “Isolating Spatial Autocorrelation, Aggregation Bias, and Distributional Violations in Ecological Inference: Comment on Anselin and Cho.” Political Analysis 10:298300.
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