U.S. Regional Growth and Convergence, 1880-1980

Journal of Economic History, Vol. 59, No. 4, pp. 1016-1042, December 1999

28 Pages Posted: 9 Dec 2012

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Kris James Mitchener

Santa Clara University - Leavey School of Business - Economics Department; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); CEPR

Ian W. McLean

University of Adelaide - Centre for International Economic Studies (CIES)

Date Written: 1999

Abstract

The historical analysis of US regional growth is improved by augmenting existing estimates of state personal income per capita, extending previous studies of convergence across states, and more broadly, offering an improved basis for interpreting other issues in regional development such as the "catch-up" of the South and the convergence "from above" of the West. The income data are first adjusted for state differences in prices at six census years between 1880 to 1980.

Suggested Citation

Mitchener, Kris James and McLean, Ian W., U.S. Regional Growth and Convergence, 1880-1980 (1999). Journal of Economic History, Vol. 59, No. 4, pp. 1016-1042, December 1999. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1096696

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