Working Paper

Does state economic development spending increase manufacturing employment?

Abstract: Recent studies, which have attempted to determine what causes an industrial sector in a state to grow, have ignored the general role of the state's economic development agency. We extend the analysis to include its effect, and determine that economic development expenditure by the state is a statistically significant determinant of manufacturing growth in the state. Our result is robust to a variety of specification tests.

Keywords: Economic development; State finance; Employment (Economic theory); Regional economics;

Status: Published in Journal of Urban Economics (March 1997, v. 41, no.2, pp. 153-75)


    Spiegel, Mark M.

    Charles A. M. de Bartolome

Bibliographic Information

Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Part of Series: Working Papers in Applied Economic Theory

Publication Date: 1995

Number: 95-10