Reining in the Competition for Capital

Title

Reining in the Competition for Capital

Year

2007

DOI

10.17848/9781429492065

Abstract

This book explores the causes, character, and potential remedies for the growing spatial competition for capital. Its diverse group of contributors present a broad set of workable reforms including: regulation of site consultants; mandated transparency in negotiations, bids, and deals; better structured deals; performance requirements and clawbacks for subsidized firms; and adoption of united economic development budgets.

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Download 1. Institutional and Political Determinants of Incentive Competition (313 KB)

Download 4. How the EU Manages Subsidy Competition (236 KB)

Download 5. Solving the Problems of Economic Development Incentives (360 KB)

Contents

  1. Institutional and Political Determinants of Incentive Competition / Ann Markusen and Katherine Nesse
  2. The Sources and Processes of Tax and Subsidy Competition / Kenneth Thomas
  3. The Fiscal Consequences of Competition for Capital / Peter Fisher
  4. How the EU Manages Subsidy Competition / Adinda Sinnaeve
  5. Solving the Problems of Economic Development Incentives / Timothy J. Bartik
  6. Negotiating the Ideal Deal: Which Local Governments Have the Most Bargaining Leverage? / Rachel Weber
  7. Do Better Job Creation Subsidies Hold Real Promise for Business Incentive Reformers? / William Schweke
  8. Nine Concrete Ways to Curtail the Economic War among the States / Greg LeRoy

ISBN

9780880992954 (pbk.) ; 9780880992961 (cloth) ; 9781429492065 (ebook)

Subject Areas

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; Regional policy and planning; Business and tax incentives

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Markusen, Ann, ed. 2007. Reining in the Competition for Capital. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.17848/9781429492065