Diversity, stability and regional growth in the U.S. (1975-2002)

Publication: Working/Discussion PaperWorking Paper/Preprint


This paper summarizes the theoretical arguments from evolutionary theory and ecological economics to put the trade-off between regional economic diversity and regional economic growth on stronger theoretical foundations. Hypotheses are tested using an empirical model that links regional economic diversity to stability and growth using data on 177 BEA areas of the continental United States during the period (1975-2002).
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

SeriesPapers in Evolutionary Economic Geography

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 507026 Economic geography

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