Category Archives: Research

Business-targeted tax cuts do not improve state economies

FROM a London School of Economics and Political Science paper by Soledad Artiz Prillaman and Kenneth J Meier (my emphasis): Studying the 50 U.S. states over the past four decades, we find that tax incentives to businesses prove unhelpful in stimulating economic growth and may even be harmful to state economies. Over the past 30 […]

Advanced Degrees and Job Growth

THERE’S been some discussion in Maine about the need to increase educational attainment of the state’s workforce to boost job growth. ¬†While such discussions garner support, and the notion that Maine’s job growth would accelerate with a more educated workforce, there are some questions about the efficacy of education as an engine for economic growth. […]