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This paper constructs state level Misery Indexes, incorporating recent data on Regional Pricing Parities. As an application, it draws the Phillips curve derived from a panel of fifty states plus the District of Columbia in the years 2008-2011. A state level Misery Index will allow economists and the public to evaluate the overall macroeconomic picture of a regional economy, just as the Misery Index currently allows in the national and international context.

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state, misery index, policy


Business | Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Business Law, Public Responsibility, and Ethics | Finance and Financial Management

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