This article is a slightly revised version of my keynote address to the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Science Association. I appreciate the opportunity provided by Dan Rickman for me to give this speech, and also his interest in presenting it to a broader audience in this journal. I thank Claire Black for her assistance with the speech and article.
The Future of State and Local Economic Development Policy: What Research Is Needed
Article first published online: 23 NOV 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc
Growth and Change
Volume 43, Issue 4, pages 545–562, December 2012
How to Cite
Bartik, T. J. (2012), The Future of State and Local Economic Development Policy: What Research Is Needed. Growth and Change, 43: 545–562. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2257.2012.00597.x
- Issue published online: 23 NOV 2012
- Article first published online: 23 NOV 2012
- Manuscript Received: APR 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: APR 2012
Research will be more relevant to state and local economic development policy if this research focuses on research gaps. One gap is better estimates of how local labor demand policies affect local jobs. A second gap is better understanding of how labor supply policies affect overall local labor market outcomes, adjusting for spillovers and displacement. A third gap is better understanding of how effects of local employment shocks vary with local labor market conditions.