Discrete Spatial Economics
by de la Barra and Liu


Chapter 1:

Chapter 2:
​Spatial microeconomics

  • What has gone wrong with cities and regions
  • The emerging integrated approach to urban and regional planning
  • Spatial economics
  • Transport demand analysis
  • Book overview
  • Classical spatial microeconomics: the model of Von Th√ľnen
  • Neoclassical spatial economics: the model of Alonso
  • State-of-the-art in spatial microeconomics
  • Some conclusions about neoclassical spatial models

Chapter 3:
​Spatial interaction: gravity and entropy

Chapter 4:
​Random utility theory and discrete choice models

  • The economic interpretation of the gravity model
  • Random utility principles
  • Entropy maximizing and random utility compared
  • Deriving the multinomial logit model
  • Decision chains and hierarchies
  • The problem of scale in the logit model
  • Assuming a multiplicative error term
  • ​Concluding remarks
  • Evolution of gravity models
  • Entropy maximizing derivation of the gravity model
  • ​Microeconomic and spatial interaction models compared

Chapter 5:
​The spatial input-output model

Chapter 6:
​The discrete model of activities and land choice

  • Origins of input-output analysis
  • Leontief's basic input-output model
  • Deriving the spatial input-output model
  • Integration of the spatial input-output model with the transport model
  • ​Concluding remarks
  • Working of the real estate system
  • The land choice model with substitutions
  • Location, accessibility and habitability
  • Real estate supply choices with substitutions
  • ​Summary

Chapter 7:
​Transport choices

Chapter 8:
​Calibration and parameter estimation

  • The four-steps model and the user-equilibrium paradigm
  • Multimodal networks and transport choices
  • Calculation of trip options
  • Combined modal split and assignment
  • ​Multimodal capacity constraint
  • Examples of multimodal networks
  • ​Concluding remarks
  • Estimating land demand choice models

Chapter 9:
​Practical applications

Chapter 10:
​Conclusions: the way ahead

  • Urban and metropolitan applications
  • Regional and national applications​