Measuring State-Level Economic Development Programs, 1970-1992 Journal Article uri icon



  • This article provides a new method for measuring state-sponsored economic development programs. Using confirmatory factor analysis, the authors derive estimates for five supply-side and three demand-side policy packages, consistent with the theoretical framework proposed by Eisinger in The Rise of the Entrepreneurial State: State and Local Development in the United States. The authors provide state-level estimates of each policy dimension for the appropriate years between 1970 and 1992 that are amenable to a variety of state-level research designs. These estimates have advantages over other recent efforts to measure state economic development strategies.

publication date

  • May 1, 1995

Date in CU Experts

  • December 16, 2014 1:01 AM

Full Author List

  • Grant DS; Wallace M; Pitney WD

author count

  • 3

Other Profiles

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0891-2424

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-3543

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 134

end page

  • 145


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