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The spatial dynamics of growth and inequality: Evidence using U.S. county-level data

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  • Atems, Bebonchu
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    Based on an estimated dynamic spatial Durbin model, we find that the direct effect of a one-point increase in a county’s inequality is associated with a 3.3% decrease in its growth, while one-point increases in inequality in a county’s neighbors decrease its growth by 4.8%.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 118 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 19-22

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:118:y:2013:i:1:p:19-22

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    Keywords: Income inequality; Growth; Dynamic panels; Spatial Durbin model;

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