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.

Featured work

Vision 2020

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

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
post

School segregation undermines U.S. economic mobility and dynamism

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
post

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

Inequality & Mobility
In Conversation

In Conversation with Raj Chetty

Inequality & Mobility
post

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

Inequality & Mobility
post

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

Inequality & Mobility

Explore Content in Economics of Place172

grant

Homeownership Disparities and Access to Family Child Care

FamiliesInequality & Mobility
grant

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

Inequality & MobilityTax & Macroeconomics
grant

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

Inequality & Mobility
grant

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

Inequality & MobilityFamilies
grant

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

LaborInequality & Mobility
grant

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

Inequality & MobilityLabor
grant

Green Jobs or Lost Jobs? The Distributional Implications for US Workers in a Low Carbon Economy

Inequality & MobilityLabor
post

NBER Summer Institute 2021 Round-up: Week 3

LaborInequality & MobilityFamilies
Expert Focus

Expert Focus: From academia to the administration, Equitable Growth scholars transition to executive branch

CompetitionLaborTax & MacroeconomicsInequality & Mobility
post

Climate change among many issues discussed at annual Western Economic Association International conference

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesTax & Macroeconomics
post

How federal place-conscious policies can work to reduce regional inequality in the United States

Inequality & MobilityLabor
Past Event

Beyond place-based: Reducing regional inequality with place-conscious policies

Inequality & MobilityLabor
Connect with us!

Explore the Equitable Growth network of experts around the country and get answers to today's most pressing questions!

Get in Touch