This paper seeks to address the problem of the empirical identification of housing market segmentation, once we assume that submarkets exist. The typical difficulty in identifying housing submarkets when dealing with many locations is the vast number of potential solutions and, in such cases, the use of the Chow test for hedonic functions is not a practical solution. Here, we solve this problem by undertaking an identification process with a heuristic for spatially constrained clustering, the "Housing Submarket Identifier" (HouSI). The solution is applied to the housing market in the city of Barcelona (Spain), where we estimate a hedonic model for fifty thousand dwellings aggregated into ten groups. In order to determine the utility of the procedure we seek to verify whether the final solution provided by the heuristic is comparable with the division of the city into ten administrative districts.
In this paper, we propose an algorithm, RI-Maps, that combines fractal theory, stochastic calculus and computational geometry for simulating realistic irregular lattices with a predefined number of polygons.
The dropout rate among Spanish university students is very high compared to the European mean, creating a pressing need for the introduction of policies and programmes aimed at increasing rates of persistence.
Propuesta metodologica para la desagregación espacio-temporal de los indicadores de demografía empresarial
Python library with spatially constrained clustering algorithms
Interactive tool for visualizing the interindustry dynamics in Colombian economy.
Interactive tool for visualizing the spatial distribution of economic impacts in Colombian metropolitan areas.
RiSE-group was invited to the workshop "The Role of Cities In Creating Improved Economic Opportunities" in the UN-Habitat Governing Council... here are some pictures of the event, Link
The student of the Master in Economics from the University EAFIT, Oswaldo Zapata, was one of the awarded students by the Government of Antioquia
The thesis of economics student, Miguel Norena, has been published in the book Defining the Regional Spatial Scale in Modern Analysis.