Exploratory space-time analysis of local economic development

Xinyue Ye, Michael C. Carroll

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Many questions regarding local economic growth lay at the intersection of the disciplines of geography and economics, that is, the space-time interface. This paper attempts to show how space-time analysis can help identify communities that are at risk from economic contractions. Exploratory data analysis is illustrated to provide insights on the temporal and spatial patterns of economic growth. Then this paper offers a space-time analysis of employment rates in Ohio counties over the time period of 1969-2007.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1049-1058
Number of pages10
JournalApplied Geography
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Forestry
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • General Environmental Science
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


  • Communities at risk
  • Economic growth
  • Employment rate
  • Space-time analysis


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