The effects of state policies on the location of industry: evidence from state borders
AbstractThis paper provides new evidence that state policies play a role in the location of industry. The paper classifies a state as pro-business or anti-business depending upon whether or not the state has a right-to-work law. The paper finds that, on average, there is a large abrupt increase in manufacturing activity when crossing a state border from an anti-business state into a pro-business state.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis in its series Staff Report with number 205.
Date of creation: 1996
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Political Economy (Vol. 106, No. 4, August 1998, pp. 667-705)
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