The Size of American States If They Were Countries

The Economist magazine has a terrific map showing for each state the country it comes closest to in terms of GDP.

The magazine’s online edition has an interactive map with the actual numbers, as well as an option to look at population rather than GDP.

Surprise: Oregon is about the same size as Pakistan? I wouldn’t have guessed. Then I looked at Washington State, which is about the size of Greece. And now I know that Greece’s economy is larger than Pakistan’s.

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Affiliation: Cascade Policy Institute

Dr. Bill Conerly is the consultant who connects the dots between the economy and business decisions. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Duke University and was formerly Senior Vice President at First Interstate Bank.

Dr. Conerly is author of Businomics: From the Headlines to Your Bottomline—How to Profit in Any Economic Cycle (http://www.businomics.com), which provides business leaders with a framework for understanding current economic news. He is co-author of Thinking Economics, a multi-media high school economics curriculum used in 24 states.

Dr. Conerly has been interviewed on the News Hour with Jim Lehrer, CNN and local television and radio stations across the country. He has been quoted in ...More the Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, and USA Today.

Dr. Conerly is chairman of the board of Cascade Policy Institute, a member of Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski’s Council of Economic Advisors, and a Senior Fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis.

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