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Economic development - Local labor markets (52)
State Economic Development Policies and Incentives Current & Recent Research Projects (2018)
State and local economic development agencies offer tax incentives regularly despite a lack of rigorous research on their effectiveness. This project will support thorough and rigorous research on incentives and will support the development of ...
New Evidence on State Fiscal Multipliers: Implications for State Policies Upjohn Institute Working Papers (2017)
When state and local governments engage in balanced budget changes in taxes and spending, what fiscal multiplier effects do such policies have on creating local jobs? Traditionally, the view has been that possible job-creation effects ...
How Effects of Local Labor Demand Shocks Vary with Local Labor Market Conditions Upjohn Institute Working Papers (2014)
This paper estimates how effects of shocks to local labor demand on local labor market outcomes vary with initial local economic conditions. The data are on U.S. metro areas from 1979 to 2011. The paper ...
Simulating the Effects of Michigan's MEGA Tax Credit Program on Job Creation and Fiscal Benefits Upjohn Institute Working Papers (2012)
This paper simulates job and fiscal impacts of Michigan’s MEGA tax credit program for job creation. Under plausible assumptions about how such credits affect business location decisions, the net costs per job created of the ...
Including Jobs in Benefit-Cost Analysis Upjohn Institute Working Papers (2011)
Public policies may affect employment by directly creating jobs, facilitating job creation, or augmenting labor supply. In labor markets with high unemployment, such employment changes may have significant net efficiency benefits, which should be included ...
How Do the Effects of Local Growth on Employment Rates Vary With Initial Labor Market Conditions? Upjohn Institute Policy Papers (2009)
This paper examines how the effects of increased employment growth on a metropolitan area’s employment to population ratio varies with the initial tightness of the metropolitan area’s labor market. This examination is relevant to evaluating ...