Faculty Sponsor: Shyam Gouri Suresh
This paper draws data from all fifty states over a period of four years in an attempt to study the effect that government controlled economic variables, such as various taxes and the minimum wage, has on interstate migration rates in the United States. Several other variables that are not directly decided by state governments are included in the model to act as controls. It was predicted that those variables that increased one’s disposable income would increase migration and those that decreased one’s disposable income would decrease migration. Overall, the variables in question proved to match the theory at the ten percent significance level.