Further Understanding Spatial Inertia: A Reply to Plastria and Rosing
Authors: Tellier, Luc-Normand; Pinsonnault, Martin
Source: Journal of Regional Science, Volume 38, Number 3, August 1998 , pp. 513-532(20)
Abstract:Our position with respect to Plastria and Rosing's comments isqualified. Some of their comments are irrelevant because they attack a general statement that is not included in Tellier and Vertefeuille's paper (1995). Portions of their comments on the mathematical framework are relevant and have some implication for the validity of the mathematical relations proposed. A new analysis of the local behavior of the Weberian optimum is presented and its probabilistic interpretation is emphasized. On the basis of this analysis and ofempirical observation, we maintain that Tellier and Vertefeuille's paper was genericallycorrect with regard to spatial inertia.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1998-08-01