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Metropolitan Area Disposable Personal Income: Methodology and Results for 2001-2004


  • Ann E. Dunbar

    (Bureau of Economic Analysis)


The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) publishes annual estimates of state disposable personal income, the difference between state personal income and state personal current taxes. BEA also publishes annual estimates of personal income for sub-state areas, but BEA does not publish corresponding estimates of disposable personal income (DPI) due to the absence of estimates of taxes. This paper uses the methodology presented in an earlier working paper to revise and update the estimates of disposable personal income for the current 363 metropolitan statistical areas for 2001-2004.

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  • Ann E. Dunbar, 2008. "Metropolitan Area Disposable Personal Income: Methodology and Results for 2001-2004," BEA Papers 0091, Bureau of Economic Analysis.
  • Handle: RePEc:bea:papers:0091

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    • E60 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - General


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