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The Great Recession and Nonmetropolitan America

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  • Rickman, Dan S.
  • Guettabi, Mouhcine

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The influence of the housing market bubble on U.S. business cycle dynamics during the previous decade has been well-documented. Yet, little if anything is known about how nonmetropolitan areas fared during the period. This study examines the association of regional housing market bubbles with relative nonmetropolitan economic performance during the business cycle phases of the decade. To better infer causality the study makes extensive use of exogenous measures of asymmetric labor demand shocks. Among the primary findings, the study establishes the important role of natural amenity attractivness in regional housing market cycles and regional employment population growth dynamics.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 44829.

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Date of creation: 03 Mar 2013
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:44829

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Keywords: Great Recession; Housing Market Bubble; Natural Amenities; Nonmetropolitan;

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  1. Partridge, Mark & Rickman, Dan & Tan, Ying & Olfert, M. Rose, 2013. "U.S. Regional Poverty Post-2000: The Lost Decade," MPRA Paper 48528, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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