Rainer vom Hofe

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Defining geographic as well as industrial boundaries in industrial cluster analysis is a challenging task. The most widely used methods for identifying industrial clusters utilize data from input-output tables. Given that inter-industry linkages are not confined to political boundaries, the questions discussed in the relevant literature on input-output(More)
Defining geographic as well as industrial boundaries in industrial cluster analysis is a challenging task. The most widely used methods for identifying industrial clusters utilize data from input-output tables. Given that inter-industry linkages are not confined to political boundaries, the questions discussed in the relevant literature on input-output(More)
This article describes a developmental evaluation and explains its impact on the Stronger Economies Together (SET) initiative of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in collaboration with the Nation's four Regional Rural Development Centers and Land-Grant universities. Through a dynamic process, this evaluation of the early phases of an initiative led to(More)
There is a considerable literature on the relationship between sprawl and accidents. However, these studies do not account for the spatially correlated effects of sprawl on accidents. In our analysis of 122 jurisdictions in Southeast Michigan, we use a Bayesian spatial autoregressive model to estimate how injuries and fatalities in one jurisdiction are(More)
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