Topic Economics of Place

How an individual or family experiences economic gains and losses can differ dramatically depending on where one lives—one’s geographic place in the United States. Economic mobility, economic growth, business dynamism, job opportunities, and other measures of economic prosperity can vary dramatically across different regions and communities. Equitable Growth seeks to better understand the reasons for these variations and explores what can be done to ensure that all Americans feel the benefits of economic growth regardless of where they call home.

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Prisoner re-entry in Native American communities offers lessons of resilience and nationwide policy solutions

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Main Street’s workers, families, and small businesses are now suffering as Wall Street prospers from policies to fight the coronavirus recession

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The innovation dividend of fiscal policy: the impact of defense spending on local innovation in U.S

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Place-based climate policy in the United States

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Revamping U.S. small business rescue programs amid the coronavirus recession

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Disaggregated data on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders is crucial amid the coronavirus pandemic

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Gaps in U.S. rural and urban economic growth widened in the post-Great Recession economy, with implications amid the coronavirus recession

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Congress must act to help U.S. families facing an income crisis

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Americans want green spending in federal coronavirus recession relief packages

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New analysis shows state paid leave programs cushioned the blow of COVID-19, sparking important new questions

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