Article by Timothy Bartik appears in Growth & Change

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.

This article is a revised version of the keynote address given by Timothy Bartik at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Science Association.

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