Visualizing regional income distribution dynamics

Sergio J. Rey, Alan T. Murray, Luc Anselin

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This paper introduces a new approach to the analysis of regional income distribution dynamics. Drawing on recent advances in geovisualization, we suggest a spatially explicit view of income mobility. Based on the integration of a dynamic local indicator of spatial association (LISA) together with directional statistics, this framework provides new insights on the role of spatial dependence in regional income growth and change. These new approaches are illustrated in a case study of state level incomes in the U.S. over the 1969-2008 period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-90
Number of pages10
JournalLetters in Spatial and Resource Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011


  • Regional convergence
  • Spatial dynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Urban Studies
  • Economics and Econometrics


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