An Analysis of distribution of economic development indices in Iran provinces



  Abstract   There are many indices to measure and rank level of the province’s economic development which anyone have special importance, but computing and appointment of province ranking through these indices is very difficult, measurement of indices according to the single unit occurring. Number of indices are so much and choose special indices can be influence on the results of research and then selected indices have different importance. In this research have been measured levels of economic development and ranking Iran provinces using 25 economic indices. To Measure level of economic development applied different models. In this study have been used Factor analysis method to rank Iran provinces. Results indicated considerable gap between provinces considering economic development so that some of them such as Tehran, Isfahan, and Razavi khorasan are developed and other such as Ilam, Baluchistan and kohkiloye and boyer ahmad are undeveloped with poverty conditions and other provinces are developing.