REGIONAL ECONOMIES • Mar 2018 • Volume 7 / Number 2
This Beyond the Numbers article focuses on how New Jersey consumers allocate spending among the components of the market basket of total spending, and how their spending pattern differs from that of consumers at national and subnational geographies. By comparing expenditure data from the CE in conjunction with the state weights for New Jersey, the article explore economic questions related to the state.Read full article » | Download PDF
Regional variations in pipeline access, storage facilities, production, weather, and consumption all influence the price of natural gas at a local level—meaning the cost of heating a home in Louisiana may be drastically different from the cost of heating a home in Massachusetts.
The estimated cost of rebuilding the Arlington Memorial Bridge provides an interesting illustration of long-term price change in the United States.
This Beyond the Numbers article examines how almonds have become such an influential U.S. export and details the factors that have contributed to dramatic fluctuations in prices.