Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 81–90 | Cite as

Visualizing regional income distribution dynamics

  • Sergio J. ReyEmail author
  • Alan T. Murray
  • Luc Anselin
Original Paper


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.


ESTDA Spatial dynamics Regional convergence 

JEL Classification

C46 R11 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GeoDa Center for Geospatial Analysis and Computation, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban PlanningArizona State UniversityPhoenixUSA

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