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.

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Latest Research Featured in Economic Development Quarterly

May 2018; 32(2)

Table of Contents

Research and Practice

Urban Start-up Districts: Mapping Venture Capital and Start-up Activity Across Zip Codes
(Richard Florida, Karen King)

Intersections of Partnership and Leadership in Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Comparing Three U.S. Regions
(Elsie Harper-Anderson)

Mediating Role of entrepreneurship in Explaining the Association Between Income Inequality and Regional Economic Performance
(Hyejin Jung, Inseok Seo, Kyujin Jung)

Managing Regional Impacts of Trade Liberalization: Informal Practices and Collaborative Economic Development on the U.S.-Mexico Border
(Seth Pipkin)

Literature Review

Knowledge-Based Regional Economic Development: A Synthetic Review of Knowledge Spillovers, entrepreneurship, and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
(Haifeng Qian)

Book Reviews

Handbook on the Geographies of Money and Finance
(reviewed by Gordon F. Mulligan)

Empowering the Public-Private Partnership: The Future of America’s Local Government
(reviewed by Jay D. Gatrell)

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