What is the W_{variablename} variable in GeoDa's spatial lag model output?

The geoda workbook does not give any explanation. As far as my knowledge goes a spatial lag regression model does not need an additional independent variable.

Model output


After some more digging I found the answer.

The following formula is used for the spatially lagged regression:

Spatially lagged regression

The W_PCTBACH and its coefficient refer to the first term (rho Wy).

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