Tag Archives: Place Based Policies

The Economics of Location- Based Tax Incentives

From Ed Glaeser: Many local governments offer rich tax deals to firms to get these firms to come to their cities. In this brief essay, I review the economics of location-based tax incentives. I first address the positive economics of … Continue reading

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People, Places and Public Policy: Some Simple Welfare Economics of Local Economic Development Programs

From Pat Kline and Enrico Moretti: Most countries exhibit large and persistent geographical differences in wages, income and unemployment rates. A growing class of “place based” policies attempt to address these differences through public investments and subsidies that target disadvantaged … Continue reading

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Local Economic Development, Agglomeration Economies and the Big Push: 100 Years of Evidence from the Tennessee Valley Authority

Here’s an interesting paper from Pat Kline and Enrico Moretti on local economic development, agglomeration, and the Big Push. We study the long run effects of one of the most ambitious place based economic development policies in U.S. history: the … Continue reading

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