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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The inequitable consequences of ‘heat islands’ within the metropolitan areas of the United States and what to do about it

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Taxing the rich: The effect of tax reform and the COVID-19 pandemic on tax flight among U.S. millionaires

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

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Is moving to a new place key to upward mobility for U.S. workers and their families?

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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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Green jobs are good for U.S. workers and the U.S. economy

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Green Energy Jobs in the US: What Are They, and Where Are They?

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Do Minorities Pay More for Congestion Taxes? Evidence from a Tax on Ride-sharing

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New research suggests that social circles affect upward mobility among U.S. children and young adults

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Collateral Consequences: How Driver’s License Suspensions Create Barriers to Work

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Racial disparities in heat exposure

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Exploring disparate impact in online retailing

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The Impact of Natural Disasters on Firm and Labor Dynamics

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Low-Income Borrowers and Payday Lenders: A Qualitative Study

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Municipal Neighborhood Effects: Estimating the Independent Association between Childhood Jurisdiction and Life Outcomes

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Inequality in Health Returns to Local Labor Markets: Extraction Booms and Mortality among Native Americans

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The Role of State Policy in Reducing Disparities in Unemployment Insurance Recipiency

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