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Dilemmas of Urban Economic Development
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Dilemmas of Urban Economic Development
Issues in Theory and Practice

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Volume: 47

April 1997 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Is local economic development a "zero-sum game"? How do we know that "but for the incentives" the development would not have occurred? How important is "quality of life" in location decisions and local economic development? Is industry targeting a viable economic development strategy? This book tackles these and many other significant questionsùfrom more than one perspective. Dilemmas of Urban Economic Development assesses the "state of the art" of the field of urban economic development. Each chapter addresses a particularly pertinent issue in economic development. Following each chapter are commentariesùone written by an academic addressing research methodology and the other by a practitioner addressing both the question and the evidence. The chapters are concluded with the author of each chapter responding directly to the issues raised by the commentators. The result is a productive dialogue between academics, practitioners, and citizens concerned with economic development.

John P Blair and Rishi Kumar
Is Local Economic Development a Zero-Sum Game?
Bronwen J Turner
A Comment on Incentives
Ron Shaffer
One Applied Researcher's Reaction to the Zero-Sum Question
John P Blair and Rishi Kumar
The Zero-Sum Game Controversy
A Reply

 
Joseph Persky, Daniel Felsenstein and Wim Wiewel
How Do We Know That `But for the Incentives' the Development Would Not Have Occurred?
Valerie B Jarrett
Commentary on the Question of Incentives
Nancy Green Leigh
Commentary on the Question of Incentives
Joseph Persky, Daniel Felsenstein and Wim Wiewel
Response on Incentives
James A Segedy
How Important Is `Quality of Life' in Location Decisions and Local Economic Development?
Signe M Rich
Commentary on the Significance of `Quality of Life'
Brian J Cushing
Commentary on `Quality of Life' in Location Decisions
James A Segedy
Response to Commentaries
David Arsen
Is There Really an Infrastructure/Economic Development Link?
Steven C Deller
A Comment on Infrastructure and Economic Development
David Arsen
Reply to Steven C Deller
Michael I Luger and Harvey A Goldstein
What is the Role of Public Universities in Regional Economic Development?
Donald F Smith Jr and Robert E Gleeson
Commentary on the Role of Public Universities
Michael I Luger and Harvey A Goldstein
Response to the Commentary
Paul Brace
Taxes and Economic Development in the American States
Persistent Issues and Notes for a Model

 
Judith Kossy
Commentary on Taxes and Economic Development
Brett W Hawkins
Commentary on Taxes and Economic Development
Paul Brace
Reply to Judith Kossy and Brett W Hawkins
Ken Voytek and Larry Ledebur
Is Industry Targeting a Viable Economic Development Strategy?
Donald T Iannone
Commentary on Industry Targeting
Sabina E Deitrick
Commentary on Industry Targeting
Ken Voytek and Larry Ledebur
Response to Donald T Iannone and Sabina E Deitrick
Leon Taylor
Can City Hall Create Private Jobs?
William M Bowen
Commentary on `Can City Hall Create Private Jobs?'
Leon Taylor
Reply To William M Bowen
Laura A Reese
Do Leadership Structures Matter in Local Economic Development?
Robert A Beauregard
Leadership and Economic Development Policy
A Commentary

 
Laura A Reese
Response to Commentary
Timothy J Bartik and Richard D Bingham
Can Economic Development Programs Be Evaluated?
Robert Giloth
Commentary on `Can Economic Development Programs Be Evaluated?'
David Fasenfest
Commentary
 
Evaluation Yes, But on Whose Behalf?
Timothy J Bartik and Richard D Bingham
Rejoinder
William W Goldsmith
Is There a Point in the Cycle of Cities Where Economic Development is No Longer a Viable Strategy? Or When Is the Neighborhood Too Far Gone?
Peter B Meyer
Commentary on the Cycle of Cities
Carol Waldrop
Commentary on the Cycle of Cities
William W Goldsmith
Reply to Peter B Meyer and Carol Waldrop

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