Income and Population Growth in the US

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Luis Lanaspa

Universidad de Zaragoza

Marcos Sanso-Navarro

Universidad de Zaragoza

Date Written: March 02, 2015


This paper explores the possible presence of a causal relationship from income to population. With this aim, US data at different geographical levels have been analyzed using a dynamic panel data estimation framework. The results obtained suggest that the more dissagregated the data the stronger the evidence of a causal effect from real income per capita growth to population growth.

Keywords: Economic development, population growth, Granger causality, panel data

JEL Classification: C12, C23, J10, O10

Suggested Citation

Lanaspa, Luis and Sanso-Navarro, Marcos, Income and Population Growth in the US (March 02, 2015). Available at SSRN: or

Luis Lanaspa

Universidad de Zaragoza ( email )

Gran Via 2
Zaragoza, 50005

Marcos Sanso-Navarro (Contact Author)

Universidad de Zaragoza ( email )

Facultad de Economía y Empresa
Departamento de Análisis Económico
Zaragoza, 50005
+34 876 554 629 (Phone)


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