Regional Development

Do Place-Based Policies Work?

By ·November 28, 2017
University of California, Irvine

The Issue:

People’s economic fortunes are often tied to where they live. This is clearly true at the international level, with people in rich countries enjoying incomes twice or more that of people in middle income countries. But this is also true within countries, with persistent low levels of income in cities ...
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The Geography of Need and the Proposed Foxconn Deal in Wisconsin

By ·August 28, 2017
Clark University

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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