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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School segregation undermines U.S. economic mobility and dynamism

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How national income inequality in the United States contributes to economic disparities between regions

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In Conversation with Raj Chetty

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As the U.S. rural economy changes, social safety net programs buoy rural residents above the poverty line

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Low intergenerational mobility in the United States shows impact of race and public policy

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Expert Focus: Latino leaders in economics and a call for more data and research about Latinos and Hispanics

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Supporting tribal sovereignty and resilience for American Indians in the 21st century

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Equitable Growth welcomes two new Dissertation Scholars for 2021–22 academic year

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The ‘Transportation Security Index’ can help the United States plan for a more equitable transportation future

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Superstar Firms and Regional Disparities

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The Effects of Redlining Maps: a Novel Estimation Strategy

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Homeownership Disparities and Access to Family Child Care

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Millionaire Migration After the Trump Tax Bill: Implications for Progressive Taxation

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Public Investment, Manufacturing Work Opportunity, and Upward Mobility in Midcentury America: Evidence from World War II

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Who Weathers the Storm? The Unequal Effects of Hurricanes in the United States

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Walmart Supercenters and Monopsony Power: How a Large, Low-Wage Employer Impacts Local Labor Markets

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Unequal Protections: Regional Disparities in Labor Standards Policies, Enforcement, and Violations

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