John C. Brown
CLARK UNIVERSITY. Professor of Economics. Urban economist and economic historian with research interests in contemporary issues of mid-sized older industrial cities, international trade, and historical demography.

The Geography of Need and the Proposed Foxconn Deal in Wisconsin

August 28, 2017

The Issue:

The decline of manufacturing employment has reduced the availability of higher paying jobs for less educated workers. One approach states and localities have used to address the issue is by trying to attract and retain firms with packages of subsidies and tax incentives, such as the proposed high-profile ...
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