The Causes and Implications of Regional Economic Disparities

We speak with Gerald Friedman about the growing economic gap between the poorer states in the U.S. and the wealthier coastal regions. Gerald Friedman is a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Professor Friedman has research interests in the areas of economic history, specifically 19th- and 20th-century France and the US; political economies; and the economics of healthcare. He has drafted financing plans for single-payer healthcare systems, and has served on the editorial boards of several academic journals.


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