Economic Development Quarterly

The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research is home to Economic Development Quarterly (EDQ).

EDQ is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing and bringing to the attention of policymakers, decision makers, and researchers the latest quality research findings in economic development.

Upjohn’s mission, vision, and core values of providing unbiased quality research in the areas of employment policy, labor market analysis, and economic and workforce development initiatives closely align with that of EDQ’s mission to promote research supporting the formulation of evidence-based economic development policies, programs, and practices.

We invite you to browse our most current issue and encourage authors to submit research in the areas of Economic Development Theory, Location Theory, Economic Development Finance, Foreign Trade, Economic Development Incentives, Industry Studies, State and Local Economic Development Policy, Labor Economics and Workforce Policy, and Urban and Regional Economies. If you have any questions or need additional information please contact: George A. Erickcek, Corresponding Editor, or Claudette Robey, Managing Editor,, or phone EDQ at 269-385-0469.

Latest Research Featured in Economic Development Quarterly

February 2017; 31(1)

Table of Contents

Research and Practice

Increases in Local Unemployment and the Delivery of Trade Adjustment Assistance Services
Justin Barnette, Jooyoun Park

The Triple Bottom Line and Sustainability in Economic Development Theory and Practice
Janet Hammer, Gary Pivo

The Currency of Connections: An Analysis of the Urban Economic Impact of Social Capital
Trent Engbers, Barry Rubin, Craig Aubuchon

Captured Development: Industry Influence and State Economic Development Subsidies in the Great Recession Era
Joshua Jansa, Virginia Gray

Preliminary Evidence on Film Production and State Incentives
Charles Swenson

Have Post-Kelo Restrictions on Eminent Domain Influenced State Economic Development?
Paul Byrne

Book Reviews

Energy-Based Economic Development: How Clean Energy Can Drive Development and Stimulate Economic Growth
Reviewed by Hodjat Ghadimi

Surviving Job Loss: Papermakers in Maine and Minnesota
Reviewed by Todd Gabe

Economic Impact or Contribution: Essays on Business and Community Relations
Reviewed by Ronald Kalafsky

The Ethical Economy: Rebuilding Value After the Crisis
Reviewed by Harold Perkins

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