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How Would You Know a Good Economic Policy If You Tripped Over One? Hint: Don't Just Count Jobs

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  • Courant, Paul N.
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    Criticizes empirical research that measures the effectiveness of state and local development and tax policy in terms of employment, business starts, and new branches. Argues that changes in the level and distribution of economic welfare are a better measurement.

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    Article provided by National Tax Association in its journal National Tax Journal.

    Volume (Year): 47 (1994)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 863-81

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    Handle: RePEc:ntj:journl:v:47:y:1994:i:no._4:p:863-81

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    1. Robert Tannenwald, 1994. "Massachusetts' tax competitiveness," New England Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, issue Jan, pages 31-49.
    2. Black, Dan A & Hoyt, William H, 1989. "Bidding for Firms," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, American Economic Association, vol. 79(5), pages 1249-56, December.
    3. Leslie E. Papke, 1991. "Tax Policy and Urban Development: Evidence From The Indiana Enterprise Zone Program," NBER Working Papers 3945, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    2. Jonathan E. Haskel & Sonia C. Pereira & Matthew J. Slaughter, 2007. "Does Inward Foreign Direct Investment Boost the Productivity of Domestic Firms?," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 89(3), pages 482-496, August.
    3. David Albouy, 2010. "Evaluating the Efficiency and Equity of Federal Fiscal Equalization," NBER Working Papers 16144, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    4. Teresa Garcia-Milà & Therese J. McGuire, 2001. "Tax incentives and the city," Economics Working Papers, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra 631, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, revised Dec 2001.
    5. Antonio Accetturo & Guido de Blasio, 2011. "Policies for local development: an evaluation of Italy's "Patti Territoriali"," Temi di discussione (Economic working papers), Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area 789, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.
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