Tag Archives: Michael Greenstone

The Impact of Sustained Exposure to Air Pollution on Life Expectancy

The NYTimes recently covered an interesting study from Michael Greenstone et al.   Southern Chinese on average have lived at least five years longer than their northern counterparts in recent decades because of the destructive health effects of pollution from the … Continue reading

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Value of Infrastructure: Silicon Prairie Edition

I recently visited the headquarters of Google Fiber, which is a large infrastructure investment google has been rolling out in Kansas City that provides 100x faster internet. The tour guide claimed that home values in the green zone have increased … Continue reading

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Coveting Thy Neighbor’s Manufacturing – Is State Tax Competition A Zero Sum Game?

Many people have been focused on state tax incentives of late. Earlier I posted about some work by Moretti and Greenstone that concludes local subsidies improve residents’ welfare (perhaps partly due to sizable employment spillovers). With that in mind, I wanted … Continue reading

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Do Local Subsidies to Attract Companies Reduce Welfare?

The lead story on the NYTimes on local subsidies for companies today takes a more skeptical stance than Enrico Moretti and Michael Greenstone in this paper: Increasingly, local governments compete by offering substantial subsidies to industrial plants to locate within … Continue reading

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