NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Why Has Regional Income Convergence in the U.S. Declined?

Peter Ganong, Daniel W. Shoag

NBER Working Paper No. 23609
Issued in July 2017

---- Acknowledgements ----

We would like to thank Marios Angeletos, Robert Barro, George Borjas, Gary Chamberlain, Raj Chetty, Gabe Chodorow-Reich, David Dorn, Bob Ellickson, Emmauel Farhi, Bill Fischel, Dan Fetter, Edward Glaeser, Claudia Goldin, Joe Gyourko, Larry Katz, and seminar participants at Harvard, Tel Aviv, Bar Ilan, Dartmouth and the NBER Summer Institute for their valuable feedback. Shelby Lin provided outstanding research assistance. We thank Erik Hurst for alerting us to the end of regional convergence and spurring us to work on an explanation. Peter Ganong gratefully acknowledges residence at MDRC when working on this project and funding from the Joint Center for Housing Studies and the NBER Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Aging and Health. Daniel Shoag and Peter Ganong gratefully acknowledge support from the Taubman Center on State and Local Government. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

return to bibliography page

 
Publications
Activities
Meetings
NBER Videos
Themes
Data
People
About

National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138; 617-868-3900; email: info@nber.org

Contact Us