Monthly Archives: April 2012

Improving evaluation of economic development programs

The Pew Center on the States recently released a major study analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of what states are currently doing to assess their tax incentives for economic development. (I should disclose that I reviewed an advance copy of … Continue reading

Posted in Business incentives, Economic development, Incentive design issues

Making the case for pre-K: some fiscal and economic arithmetic

Andrew Rotherham has an April 5th Time magazine column with the ominous title, “Are Pre-K Programs About To Get Gutted?” Mr. Rotherham apparently has access to an advance copy of the forthcoming annual report on state preschool programs from the … Continue reading

Posted in Distribution of benefits, Early childhood programs, Economic development, National vs. state vs. local, Timing of benefits