Economic Development Quarterly

The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research is home to Economic Development Quarterly (EDQ).

EDQ is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing and bringing to the attention of policymakers, decision makers, and researchers the latest quality research findings in economic development.

Upjohn’s mission, vision, and core values of providing unbiased quality research in the areas of employment policy, labor market analysis, and economic and workforce development initiatives closely align with that of EDQ’s mission to promote research supporting the formulation of evidence-based economic development policies, programs, and practices.

We invite you to browse our most current issue and encourage authors to submit research in the areas of Economic Development Theory, Location Theory, Economic Development Finance, Foreign Trade, Economic Development Incentives, Industry Studies, State and Local Economic Development Policy, Labor Economics and Workforce Policy, and Urban and Regional Economies. If you have any questions or need additional information please contact: George A. Erickcek, Corresponding Editor, or Claudette Robey, Managing Editor,, or phone EDQ at 269-385-0469.

Latest Research Featured in Economic Development Quarterly

November 2017; 31(4)

Table of Contents

Research and Practice

The Impact of Industrial Diversification on Employment Growth in the 50 U.S. States: 2000–2013
(Francisco J. Pallares, Richard V. Adkisson)

Who Benefits More from Manufacturing Foreign Direct Investment? Examining the Earnings Distribution Effects Across Earnings Quantiles
(Jeong-Il Park)

Estimating the Manufacturing Employment Impact of Eliminating the Tangible Personal Property Tax: Evidence from Ohio
(Sian Mughan, Geoffrey Propheter)

Tax Increment Financing: A Propensity Score Approach
(Anita Yadavalli, Jim Landers)

Moving In and Out of Welfare and Work: The Influence of Regional Socioeconomic Circumstances on Economic Disconnection Among Low-Income Single Mothers
(Jinwoo Kwon, Andrea Hetling))

Economic Development Challenges for Immigrant Retail Corridors: Observations from Chicago’s Devon Avenue
(Akshali Gandhi, Jennifer Minner)

Literature Review

Contending with Defense Industry Reallocations: A Literature Review of Relevant Factors
(Roland Zullo, Yijun Liu)

Book Reviews

Retired, Rehabbed, Reborn: The Adaptive Reuse of America’s Derelict Religious Buildings and Schools
(reviewed by Thomas L. Bell)

Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Regional Development
(reviewed by Gordon F. Mulligan)

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