Domestic Public Policy

Opportunity Lab Place-Based Policy Initiative

Grant Year: 2022


David Card, Cecile Gaubert, Hilary Hoynes, Patrick Kline, Enrico Moretti, Jesse Rothstein, and Danny Yagan will direct the research program of a policy lab focused on exploring the effectiveness of policies designed to support local economies and promote economic opportunity for disadvantaged individuals living in distressed areas. They will analyze disparities in rates of economic growth and levels of economic opportunity across geographic areas, examine factors that enable some places to prosper to a greater degree than others, and assess a variety of policy interventions designed to promote growth and opportunity in distressed areas. The policy lab’s output will appear in a series of papers, reports, and policy briefs.

University of California Berkeley Domestic Public Policy

$250,000