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.

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Call for Abstracts on the effects of state and local financial incentives on Business Location Decisions

Economic Development Quarterly (EDQ) is seeking research manuscripts for a special issue on state and local financial incentives affecting business location decisions.  Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to attend a two-day workshop at the Upjohn Institute in Kalamazoo, MI to discuss their research ideas on this topic, and receive feedback from other invited authors and outside experts.  Papers must address key issues and suggest policy implications that inform U.S. regional/state economic development practices.  We are requesting interested authors to submit a one- to two-page abstract or outline of the research they would like to propose no later than August 24, 2018Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. For full details click here.

Latest Research Featured in Economic Development Quarterly

August 2018; 32(3)

Table of Contents

Research and Practice

Breaking the Waves: Innovating at the Intersections of Economic Development
(Nichola Lowe, Maryann P. Feldman)

The Dual Effects of Information Technology Clusters: Learning and Selection
(Li Fang)

Are Social Networks a Double-Edged Sword? A Case Study of Defense Contractors
(Xiaobing Shuai, Christine Chmura)

Differences Between Latino-Owned Businesses and White-, Black-, or Asian-Owned Businesses: Evidence From Census Microdata
(Craig Wesley Carpenter, Scott Loveridge)

Exploring the Influence of Federal Welfare Expenditures on State-Level New Economy Development Performance: Drawing From the Diffusion of Innovation Theory
(Geiguen Shin, Jeremy L. Hall)

Book Reviews

Disasters in the United States: Frequency, Costs, and Compensation
Reviewed by Kieran P. Donaghy)

Business Improvement Districts in the United States: Private Government and Public Consequences
Reviewed by Wonhyung Lee)

A History of American State and Local Economic Development
(Reviewed by Frank J. Calzonetti)

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