Tag Archives: Local Labor Markets

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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The Impact of Immigration on Wages, Internal Migration and Welfare

From Suphanit Piyapromdee: Over the past few decades, the number of immigrants entering the U.S. has increased substantially. The local impacts of immigration may differ from national impacts since some cities attract more immigrants. Even within a city, workers may be … Continue reading

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Average Property Tax as a Share of Home Value, 2007-2011

From TPC:

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Washington just awarded the largest state tax subsidy in U.S. history

From the Washington Post: With the stroke of a pen, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) on Monday signed into law the largest corporate tax break any state has ever given to a single company. And it took just three days … Continue reading

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The Impact of Regional and Sectoral Productivity Changes on the U.S. Economy

From Lorenzo Caliendo, Fernando Parro, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, and Pierre-Daniel Sarte: We study the impact of regional and sectoral productivity changes on the U.S. economy. To that end, we consider an environment that captures the effects of interregional and intersectoral trade in propagating … Continue reading

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Where the Good Jobs Are—and Why

From Enrico Moretti: The American labor market is recovering from a painful recession. But the recovery is geographically uneven. While some parts of the country are booming, others are still stuck in a deep recession. Two groups of localities have … Continue reading

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How Changing Government Spending Affects Inequality

Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato, a friend and co-author of mine, has an interesting brief on government spending, inequality, and policy design. He analyzes “how differential valuations for government services between rich and poor lead to important implications for the link between … Continue reading

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