Domestic Public Policy

Promoting Opportunity and Growth through Place-Based Policies

Grant Year: 2018


Hilary Hoynes will direct the research and publications program of the Opportunity Lab. The lab will examine the extent to which public policies, such as tax incentives, economic development strategies, or investments in human capital, can successfully improve the economies of distressed local areas. The lab will undertake work to understand better the causes and consequences of geographic disparities in income and growth and to assess the effectiveness of public policies to improve growth and opportunity in low-income areas. The project’s findings will appear in a series of papers, policy briefs, and presentations for policy officials.

University of California Berkeley Domestic Public Policy

$200,000