Big Pushes, Little Hollywoods: Local Economic Development Effects of Film Tax Credit Lotteries

Working Papers

The extent to which local incentive policies (such as subsidies and tax credits) are effective at spurring new centers of innovation, and whether these incentives induce overall productivity growth or just a shift of production from one region to another, is the subject of this proposal.Read More

Learning by Doing and Product Differentiation in the Solar Panel Installation Industry

Funded Research Proposal

Public incentives for innovation in green technologies have appeared both on the supply side (grants for basic research or industry subsidies) and on the demand side (consumer rebates). There are plenty of examples of such governmental programs among renewable energy, electric vehicles, and energy efficiency technologies.Read More