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

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NBER Summer Institute 2022 Round-up: Week 2

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Equitable Growth welcomes R. Jisung Park as a visiting scholar to examine economic impacts of climate change

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New research documents the high cost of residential racial segregation in Northern cities of the United States

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Black Lives: The High Cost of Segregation

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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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Can you move to opportunity? Evidence from the Great Migration

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The importance of neighborhoods and intergenerational economic inequality in the United States

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Supporting American Indian tribal sovereignty boosts economic outcomes for those on reservation lands

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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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