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

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

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

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

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New research shows that reductions in air pollution have intergenerational consequences

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The Grandkids Aren’t Alright: The Intergenerational Effects of Prenatal Pollution Exposure

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Expert Focus: Understanding the economic impacts of climate change

Inequality & MobilityFamiliesTax & Macroeconomics
Boosting Wages

Boosting wages when U.S. labor markets are not competitive

CompetitionLaborInequality & Mobility
Boosting Wages

U.S. labor markets require a new approach to higher education

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Place-conscious federal policies to reduce regional economic disparities in the United States

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Sovereignty and improved economic outcomes for American Indians: Building on the gains made since 1990

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Public investments in education can spur equitable growth, pay for themselves, and create jobs for a stronger economic recovery

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