Log-linear Indexes of Nominal Wage Rates and Employment in Eight U. S. Regions

Date
2008-02
Authors
Blankmeyer, Eric
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Publisher
Texas State University-San Marcos
Abstract
This paper illustrates the use of log-linear indexes to estimate and test hypotheses about interregional differences in nominal wages and employment. A two-way analysis of variance is applied to cross sections of U. S. retailing and service categories in eight regions. The robustness of the estimated indexes is examined, and a test of consistent aggregation across sectors is proposed.
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Keywords
index numbers, regional wages, regional employment, Finance and Economics
Citation
Blankmeyer, E. (2008). Log-linear indexes of nominal wage rates and employment in eight U.S. regions. Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.