Tag Archives: Local Labor Markets

How big cities that restrict new housing harm the economy

Here’s an interesting article/interview with Enrico Moretti by Emily Badger.

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Growth in Cities and Countries

From Chang-Tai Hsieh and Enrico Moretti: A large micro literature has documented the local forces leading to growth and decline of cities. This paper measures the consequences of these local forces on aggregate output and welfare. We use a Rosen-Roback model of … Continue reading

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Declining Migration within the US: The Role of the Labor Market

From Raven Molloy, Christopher Smith, Abigail Wozniak: Interstate migration has decreased steadily since the 1980s. We show that this trend is not primarily related to demographic and socioeconomic factors, but instead appears to be connected to a concurrent secular decline in … Continue reading

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Pass the Bucks: Investment Incentives as Political Credit-Claiming Devices: Evidence from a Survey Experiment

From Nathan Jensen, Edmund Malesky, Mariana Medina, Ugur Ozdemir:  Both countries and subnational governments commonly engage in competition for mobile capital, offering generous incentives to attract investment. Existing research has suggested that these tax incentives have a limited ability to affect investment patterns and … Continue reading

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Who benefits from state corporate tax cuts?

Here is a new VOXEU summary of my job market paper for their job market paper series: State and local governments have been increasing business location incentives and cutting corporate taxes to attract businesses to their jurisdictions. For instance, Jay Inslee, the … Continue reading

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Moving to Opportunity? Migratory Insurance over the Great Recession

From Danny Yagan: Over the Great Recession, the employment rate in some U.S. cities declined by more than twice the aggregate decline. To what extent did the ability to migrate insure workers against these idiosyncratic local shocks? I answer this … Continue reading

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Local Labor Markets

Here are David Card’s recent notes on local labor markets.

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