Market Power

Musings by an academic economist on the power of markets and the power over markets.

Saturday, November 27, 2004

Economic Freedom in Fargo/Moorhead

In the Pacific Research Institute’s Economic Freedom Index discussed a lot below, North Dakota ranked 18th in economic freedom and Minnesota ranked 44th. I just calculated the growth rates of population and personal income from 1998-2002 in the North Dakota and Minnesota parts of the Fargo-Moorhead metro area, another MSA that straddles state boundaries. The growth rates of both are higher on the North Dakota (Cass County) side of the border.