Approaches to Economic Development: Readings From Economic Development Quarterly

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This Reader presents a selection of articles from Economic Development Quarterly, the premier journal for practitioners and academics of local economic development. The pieces chosen cover both the breadth and the cutting edge of real world economic development practices.

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Editorial Reviews

A collection of articles that have appeared over the past decade in the journal Economic Development Quarterly, for classroom use. Articles are arranged in sections on strategic paradigms, policies and programs, neighborhoods and social equity, state and regional issues, and politics, planning, and evaluation. For students of undergraduate and graduate programs in local economic and community development. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761918837
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/17/1998
  • Pages: 344

Meet the Author

John P. Blair is a Professor of Economics at Wright State University where he teaches courses in urban economics and local economic development. He received a Ph. D. from West Virginia University. He has served as a consultant for a variety of state and local governments as well as private agencies. He has written numerous books and articles about urban issues and public policies. Blair’s academic articles have appeared in such journals as Land Economics, Growth and Change, and Economic Development Quarterly.

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Table of Contents

Policy-Based Analysis for Local Economic Development - W R Thompson
The Market Failure Approach to Regional Economic Development Policy - T Bartik
City Jobs and Residents on a Collision Course - J Kasarda
The Urban Underclass Dilemma
New Strategies for Inner-City Economic Development - M Porter
Adding a Stick to the Carrot - L Ledebur and D Woodward
Location Incentives with Clawbacks, Rescissions and Recalibrations
Ten Principles for State Tax Incentives - K Ihlanfeldt
Labor-Force-Based Development - D Ranney and J Betancur
A Community-Oriented Approach to Targeting Job Training and Industrial Development
Business Strategy and Cross-Industry Clusters - P Doeringer and D Terkla
The Linkage between Regional and Neighborhood Development - W Wiewel, B Brown and M Morris
Economic Restructuring - E Hill and T Bier
Earnings, Occupations and Housing Values in Cleveland
Neighborhood Initiative and the Regional Economy - J Nowak
Hidden Economic Development Assets - J Blair and C Endres
The Next Wave - S Clarke and G Gaile
Postfederal Local Economic Development Strategies
State Economic Development in the 1990s - P Eisinger
Politics and Policy Learning
Competition and Cooperation in Economic Development - E Goetz and T Kayser
A Study of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area
Exurban Industrialization - A Nelson with W Drummond and D Sawicki
Implications for Economic Development Policy
The Politics of Local Economic Development - H Wolman with D Spitzley
Shoot Anything That Flies, Claim Anything That Falls - H Rubin
Conversations with Economic Development Practitioners
What Works Best? Values and the Evaluation of Local Economic Development Policy - L Reese and D Fasenfest
The Economic Impact of Development - M Marvel and W Shkurti
Honda in Ohio
Customization and Economic Efficiency - J Blair and L Reese

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