The Park Place Economist


Using a panel dataset covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia during the period of 1999-2014, the present study will analyze the relationship between economic factors, such as business closures and job destruction, and suicide rates. The goal of this study is to explain how suicide rates have changed over time in relation to changes in the economy. Additionally, the study will show which states were most or least affected in terms of suicide by these economic changes.