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The research reported in this bulletin employs the shift-share method by examining the growth patterns (1981-1986) in the economic structure of Maine and New England. The first section briefly describes the shift-share method and its limitations. The second section describes data employed and is followed by an empirical comparison of Maine to other New England states. Next, a detailed analysis of Maine's sub-regions (i.e., counties) is presented, and the bulletin closes with a short summary of the results and policy implications.
Maine Agricultural Experiment Station
economic growth, Maine, New England
Growth and Development
Deller, S.C. 1989. The structure of economic growth in Maine and New England. Maine Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 826.