Domestic Public Policy

Local Labor Market Success: Overcoming Distress and Achieving Broadly Shared Growth

Grant Year: 2020

Timothy Bartik and Brad Hershbein will identify local economies where moderate- and low-income workers are doing well economically and explore whether lessons can be learned from those experiences. They will analyze data from the American Community Survey to identify those local economies where workers were employed and earning decent wages. They will undertake a series of case studies to explore whether those places with successful local economies adopted any policies that could plausibly account for their success. The project’s findings will be presented in a report and a series of papers and policy briefs.

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research Domestic Public Policy