New Data on State and Local Business Tax Incentives

Jan. 29, 2020

Every year US states and localities spend at over $30 billion dollars on tax incentives to attract and retain businesses. How does this spending affect local or regional growth and employment? A new paper by Princeton Professor Owen Zidar and co-author Cailin Slattery (Columbia Univ.) uses a unique dataset and new methodology to look at what's happening across all 50 states, with important implications for policy. Read the authors' summary of the paper here.

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