DIVERSITY AND REGIONAL ECONOMIC GROWTH: EVIDENCE FROM US COUNTIES

VALERIEN O. PEDE
2013 Journal of economic development  
This study examines the relationship between economic growth and diversity for US counties over the period 1990-2007. The existing literature provides conflicting conclusions on the relationship between diversity and growth, based on theoretical arguments as well as empirical analysis. A conditional growth model is estimated through spatial econometric techniques which account for the role of location and spatial dependence in the regional economic growth process. The results suggest economic
more » ... suggest economic diversity has a positive impact on economic growth.
doi:10.35866/caujed.2013.38.3.005 fatcat:hyb73hm5zfcz5oxptbm7kwqyx4