Matthew Freedman is an associate professor of economics at Drexel University whose
interests lie at the intersection of labor economics, public finance, and urban
economics. 

For my CV, please see the link at right. 

Working Papers

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Immigration, Employment Opportunities, and Criminal Behavior (with Emily Owens and Sarah Bohn) (2015)
 

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Why Has Urban Inequality Increased? (with Nathaniel Baum-Snow and Ronni Pavan) (2014)
 

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The Urban Density Premium Across Establishments (with R. Jason Faberman) (2014)
 

Forthcoming Papers

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Place-Based Programs and the Geographic Dispersion of Employment, Regional Science and Urban Economics (2015)
 

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Low-Income Housing Development, Poverty Concentration, and Neighborhood Inequality (with Tamara McGavock), Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (2015)
 

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Who Benefits from Environmental Regulation? Evidence from the Clean Air Act Amendments (with Antonio Bento and Corey Lang), Review of Economics and Statistics (2014)
 

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Your Friends and Neighbors: Localized Economic Development and Criminal Activity (with Emily G. Owens), Review of Economics and Statistics (2014)
 

2014

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Agency and Compensation: Evidence from the Hotel Industry (with Renata Kosova), Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization (2014)
 

2013

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Targeted Business Incentives and Local Labor Markets, Journal of Human Resources (2013)
 

2012

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Decomposing the Sources of Earnings Inequality: Assessing the Role of Reallocation (with Elizabeth Davis, Julia Lane, Brian McCall, and L. Kristin Sandusky), Industrial Relations (2012)
 

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Agglomeration, Product Heterogeneity, and Firm Entry (with Renata Kosova), Journal of Economic Geography (2012)
 

2011

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Low-Income Housing Development and Crime (with Emily Owens), Journal of Urban Economics (2011)
 

2009

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Reaching for the Stars: Who Pays for Talent in Innovative Industries? (with John Haltiwanger, Julia Lane, and Kathryn Shaw), The Economic Journal (2009)
 

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Product Market Competition and Human Resource Practices in the Retail Food Sector (with Julia Lane, Brian McCall, Nicole Nestoriak, and Timothy Park), Industrial Relations (2009)
 

2008

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New Approaches to Creating Data for Economic Geographers (with Julia Lane and Marc Roemer), The Journal of Official Statistics (2008)
 

2006

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Supermarket Human Resource Practices and Competition from Mass Merchandisers (with Julia Lane, Brian McCall, Nicole Nestoriak, and Timothy Park), The American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2006)
 

Technical Papers

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LEHD OnTheMap Technical Documentation (with Marc Roemer and Lars Vilhuber) (2008)
 

Related Work

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Past Work Experience and Earnings Trajectories of Single Mothers (with Susan Hauan and Julia Lane) (2012)
 

Teaching