Economic Development Quarterly (EDQ) is seeking research manuscripts for a special issue on state and local financial incentives affecting business location decisions. Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to attend a two-day workshop at the Upjohn Institute to discuss their research ideas on this topic, and receive feedback from other invited authors and outside experts.

To encourage rigorous analysis of the relevant issues, the Upjohn Institute will make available two unique databases. The first is the Panel Database on Incentives and Taxes (PDIT), which contains data on incentives and taxes for 33 states and 45 industries for the past 26 years.

The second database is the Wholedata Establishment and Employment Database, which provides unsuppressed estimates of County Business Patterns employment and number of establishments down to the 6-digit NAICS level of industrial detail at the county level from 1998 to 2016. The database is based on a unique statistical process developed by Andrew Isserman and further enhanced by senior economists at Upjohn.

Topic ideas with abstract/outline must be emailed to by August 24, 2018.

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