—We use U.S. county data (3,058 observations) and 41 conditioning variables to study growth and convergence. Using ordinary least squares (OLS) and three-stage least squares with instrumental variables (3SLS-IV), we report on the full sample and metro, nonmetro, and and regional samples: (1) OLS yields convergence rates around 2%; 3SLS yields 6%–8%; (2)… (More)
for helpful suggestions and conversations. We thank the Coca-Cola Company Archive employees, and especially Phil Mooney, the Archive Director, for kindly helping us locate many of the material we needed for this project and for patiently answering our never-ending questions. Virginia Cain, Emory University Archivist of the Special Collections, helped us… (More)
In this paper, we outline (i) why σ-convergence may not accompany β-convergence, (ii) discuss evidence of β-convergence in the United States, and (iii) use U.S. county-level data containing over 3,000 cross-sectional observations to demonstrate that σ-convergence cannot be detected at the county level across the United States, or within the large majority… (More)
* We thank Jordan Rappaport for kindly sharing with us some of his data which was incorporated into this project. The third author gratefully acknowledges financial assistance from a National Science Foundation IGERT Fellowship. All remaining errors are our own.
* We thank Jordan Rappaport for kindly sharing with us some of his data which was incorporated into this project. The second author gratefully acknowledges financial assistance from a National Science Foundation IGERT Fellowship. All remaining errors are our own.
With an HIV prevalence rate comparable to some resource-limited countries, the District mounts a broad response. ABSTRACT: Washington, D.C., is the capital of the United States and is a major center for public health and health policy expertise. Yet the District of Columbia has an HIV prevalence rate among adults of 3 percent, on par with some sub-Saharan… (More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined consumers' perspectives on the role of personal growth-related risk taking in the recovery process and on clinicians' roles in patients' decisions to take on new activities and opportunities. Clinical approaches cited by patients as most helpful in making significant changes were also identified. METHODS A total of 177… (More)
We use US county level data from 1970 to 1998 to explore the relationship between economic growth and government employment at three levels: federal, state and local. Increases in federal, state and local government employments are all negatively related to economic growth. We find no evidence that government is more efficient at lower levels. While we… (More)
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The author wishes to thank Roger Garrison for comments and discussion based on a previous draft. Joe Salerno and others at the 2007 Austrian Scholars Conference at Auburn University also provided very helpful comments. As well, an anonymous referee provided excellent comments that have improved the paper. All remaining errors are his own. Abstract: Roger… (More)