Regional Convergence and the Trade Cycle

Michael CORLISS, Phil LEWIS

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    Abstract

    The debate over regional inequality and economic growth is ongoing. Previous research has shown that economic growth reduces regional disparity in the unemployment rate and increases regional disparity in income. This paper examines the jobless rate and tax income to further explore the effect economic growth has had upon regional inequalities. Here we find while economic growth acts to significantly reduce jobless rates, reducing the differences between SLAs is much more stubborn particularly for remote regions. Additionally, here we show a much stronger link between economic growth and regional divergence in market income, with changes in economic growth impacting mostly upon richer SLAs located in capital cities and remote regions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe 42nd Australian Conference of Economists Conference Proceedings : Beyond the Frontiers: New Directions in Economics
    EditorsDavid Butler, Maria Mangano
    Place of PublicationPerth, Western Australia
    PublisherMurdoch University
    Pages1-23
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9781921877124
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event42nd Australian Conference of Economists - Murdoch University, Perth, Australia
    Duration: 7 Jul 201310 Jul 2013

    Conference

    Conference42nd Australian Conference of Economists
    CountryAustralia
    CityPerth
    Period7/07/1310/07/13

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    CORLISS, M., & LEWIS, P. (2013). Regional Convergence and the Trade Cycle. In D. Butler, & M. Mangano (Eds.), The 42nd Australian Conference of Economists Conference Proceedings : Beyond the Frontiers: New Directions in Economics (pp. 1-23). Murdoch University. http://www.murdoch.edu.au/School-of-Business-and-Governance/_document/Australian-Conference-of-Economists/Regional-inequality-and-the-trade-cycle.pdf