Spatial health econometrics

Badi H. Baltagi, Francesco Moscone, Rita Santos

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The objective of this chapter is to introduce the reader to Spatial Health Econometrics (SHE). In both micro and macro health economics there are phenomena that are characterised by a strong spatial dimension, from hospitals engaging in local competitions in the delivery of health care services, to the regional concentration of health risk factors and needs. SHE allows health economists to incorporate these spatial effects using simple econometric models that take into account these spillover effects. This improves our understanding of issues such as hospital quality, efficiency and productivity and the sustainability of health expenditure of regional and national health care systems, to mention a few.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationContributions to Economic Analysis
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages22
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameContributions to Economic Analysis
ISSN (Print)0573-8555


  • Health
  • Health economics
  • Networks
  • Spatial econometrics
  • Spatial health econometrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance


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