Skip to main content
Back to Top

Assessing the incidence and efficiency of a prominent place based policy

Date Added to Library: 
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 11:12
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 
10.1257/aer.103.2.897
Priority: 
high
Individual Author: 
Busso, Matias
Gregory, Jesse
Kline, Patrick
Reference Type: 
Research Methodology: 
Place Published: 
Nashville, TN
Published Date: 
April 2013
Published Date (Text): 
April 2013
Publication: 
The American Economic Review
Volume: 
103
Issue Number: 
2
Page Range: 
897-947
Year: 
2013
Language(s): 
Abstract: 

This article empirically assesses the incidence and efficiency of Round 1 of the federal urban Empowerment Zone (EZ) program using confidential microdata from the Decennial Census and the Longitudinal Business Database. Using rejected and future applicants to the EZ program as controls, we find that EZ designation substantially increased employment in zone neighborhoods and generated wage increases for local workers without corresponding increases in population or the local cost of living. The results suggest the efficiency costs of the first round o EZs were relatively modest. (author abstract)

Page Count: 
51
Share/Save

The SSRC is here to help you! Do you need more information on this record?

If you are unable to access the full-text of the article from the Public URL provided, please email our Librarians for assistance at ssrc@opressrc.org.

In addition to the information on this record provided by the SSRC, you may be able to use the following options to find an electronic copy from an online subscription service or your local library:

  • Worldcat to find an electronic copy from an online subscription service
  • Google Scholar to discover other full text options