economic development policy topics

May 01, 2020

Senna Catenacci

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The city of Detroit, Michigan, is undergoing a development boom unlike anything it has seen in recent years. The District Detroit is one such project, pioneered by one of the city’s most recognized families. What is difficult to discern,...

May 01, 2020

Trevor J. Force

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As the effects of climate change intensify and Earth’s supply of fossil fuels continues to dwindle in the face of expanding consumerism and rising populations, the development of clean energy alternatives is more important than ever....

May 01, 2020

Livvy Hintz

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As policymakers progress further into finding sustainable, renewable energy solutions for the United States, local and state governments have been fixating on solar power. The price of solar energy has dropped dramatically in recent years — but...

Oct 01, 2009

 

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This first report in the MPPS program highlights key findings from the spring 2009 inaugural wave of the survey.

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Apr 01, 2017

 

Kohlton Johnson

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With 2014’s Agricultural Act, otherwise known as the “Farm Bill” signed by President Obama at Michigan State University, there was a new doubling-down on federal subsidies as well as a new investment in young, beginner farmers....

Oct 01, 2017

 

Madelyn Celovsky

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In recent years, food policy in the U.S. has begun to address some of the implications of the industrialization of agriculture and the lack of food security. As it expands to include more voices and overlapping interests, the...

Oct 01, 2017

 

Rio Mizuno

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The excessive generation of greenhouse gases by fossil fuel electricity production, and its resulting contribution to climate change, are some of the most threatening environmental issues today. To combat this problem, many US states...

Apr 01, 2020

 

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Nationally, the Great Recession officially ended in 2009, with employment and market conditions on a steady incline to recover from the economic downturn. However, many nationwide improvements of the economy were not truly seen until 2015, as the United...

Feb 01, 2009

 

Margaret Dewar

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Although property abandonment affects many cities, little is known about what becomes of that property or what institutional differences lead to varied outcomes. More rapid tax foreclosure in Michigan, touted as best practice...

Feb 01, 2009

 

Margaret Dewar

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Many cities of the Northeast and Midwest have experienced loss of population and industry since the 1950s. The resulting drop in demand for land has led to owners' abandonment of property and to vacant land after demolition of...

Feb 01, 2009

 

David Albouy

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The standard revealed-preference hedonic estimate of a city's quality of life is proportional to that city's cost-of-living relative to its wage-level. Adjusting the standard hedonic model to account for federal taxes, non-housing...

Feb 01, 2009

 

David Albouy

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In the United States, workers in cities offering above-average nominal wages—cities with high productivity, low quality-of-life, or inefficient housing sectors—pay 30 percent more in federal taxes than otherwise identical workers in...

Feb 01, 2009

 

Larissa Larsen

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Problem: Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) are efforts to address unjust development practices. Communities considering accepting a significant development project want mechanisms to ensure that existing residents benefit from...

Jun 01, 2010

 

Sheldon H. Danziger and David Ratner, University of Michigan

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This paper focuses on the labor market outcomes that represent a key marker of the transition to adulthood—the attainment of economic stability and self-sufficiency. Achieving labor...

Jun 01, 2010

 

Maria Cancian, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Sheldon Danziger, University of Michigan

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Since the early 1970s, dramatic changes in the economy, demographic composition of the population and in public policies have combined to reduce the...

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