Tag Archives: Regional Variation

Import Competition and the Great US Employment Sag of the 2000s

From Daron Acemoglu, David Autor, David Dorn, Gordon Hanson, Brendan Price: Even before the Great Recession, U.S. employment growth was unimpressive. Between 2000 and 2007, the economy gave back the considerable jump in employment rates it had achieved during the 1990s, with … Continue reading

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The Impact of Regional and Sectoral Productivity Changes on the U.S. Economy

From Lorenzo Caliendo, Fernando Parro, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, and Pierre-Daniel Sarte: We study the impact of regional and sectoral productivity changes on the U.S. economy. To that end, we consider an environment that captures the effects of interregional and intersectoral trade in propagating … Continue reading

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Physician Beliefs and Patient Preferences: A New Look at Regional Variation in Health Care Spending

From David Cutler, Jonathan Skinner, Ariel Dora Stern, and David Wennberg: There is considerable controversy about the causes of regional variations in healthcare expenditures. We use vignettes from patient and physician surveys, linked to Medicare expenditures at the level of … Continue reading

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Incomes & the Cost of a Colonoscopy across US Cities

I’m a bit late to posting this since I had my qualifying exams on Monday, but I saw this map for the front page story of this Sunday’s NYTimes and thought it was interesting. It shows how much the cost … Continue reading

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Large Variation in Hospital Billing: Three Preliminary Takeaways from New U.S. Data

The NYTimes has an interesting article on variation in hospital billing. In addition to highlighting substantial dispersion for the same procedure even within local areas (e.g. “a hospital in Livingston, N.J., charged $70,712 on average to implant a pacemaker, while … Continue reading

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Where the Jobs for the Young Are and Aren’t

David Leonhardt has a nice post with this graphic on regional variation epop among young adults aged 25-34.

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