Critical evaluations of economic development policies

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Wayne State University Press , Detroit [Mich.]
Economic development projects -- United States., Regional planning -- United States., Community development, Urban -- United States., Local government -- United St
Statementedited by Laura A. Reese and David Fasenfest.
ContributionsReese, Laura A. 1958-., Fasenfest, David.
LC ClassificationsHC110.E44 C75 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 208 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18901849M
ISBN 100814329004
LC Control Number2003023876

The values that shape present-day economic development policies are often not plainly expressed. Critical Evaluations of Economic Development Policies shows how the use of nontraditional methods of evaluation can foreground the values that inform public policy and determine whether or not those values and the policies that arise from them are in the best interests of the community that adopts.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: ix, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm: Contents: Planning for a change: an assessment of EDA's local planning initiatives / David Fasenfest and Laura A. Reese --Do the ends justify the means?Frost, Machiavelli, and distributive outcomes for local economic development / Jill L.

Tao and. market policies. This paper critically examines recent evaluations of labor market policies that have provided vocational training, wage subsidies, job search assistance, and assistance moving to argue that many active labor market policies are much less effective than policymakers typically assume.

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The authors trace the history of theory and doctrine in this field, relating it to changing ideas about development and its institutional practices. Buy Critical Evaluations of Economic Development Policies by Professor Laura A.

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Although economic evaluations approach costs in a common format, they differ in the way they approach benefits.

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