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Who Pays for Public Employee Health Costs?

From Jeff Clemens and David Cutler: We analyze the incidence of public-employee health benefits. Because these benefits are negotiated through the political process, relevant labor market institutions deviate significantly from the competitive, private-sector benchmark. Empirically, we find that roughly 15 percent … 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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