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recent working papers and conference presentations

  • “Do Creative Economies Increase Economic Opportunities? A Very Preliminary Exploration the Relationships between Inequality, Social Mobility and the Creative Economy.” Presented at the Urban Affairs Association Conference, Miami, FL, April 8-11, 2015.

published articles

published reports

past conference presentations

  • “‘Hollywood South’ or Box Office Bust: Atlanta’s Growing Media Presence and Its Implications for Employment Growth.” Presented at the Second Annual Atlanta Studies Symposium, Atlanta, GA, April 4, 2014. [PowerPoint presentation]
  • “Employment Growth and State Incentives for the Entertainment Industry: A Multi-State Analysis.” Presented at the Urban Affairs Association Conference, San Antonio, TX, March 19-22, 2014. [PowerPoint presentation]
  • “Incentivizing Creativity: State Tax Incentives and the Growth of the Georgia Film Industry.” Presented at the Experience the Creative Economy Conference , Toronto, ON, June 18-21, 2013. [PowerPoint presentation] [working paper]
  • “Growing an Industrial Cluster: Movie Production Incentives and the Georgia Film Industry.” Presented at the Urban Affairs Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 4-6, 2013. [PowerPoint presentation]
  • “Assessing the impact of incentives for the entertainment industry on employment growth: a cross-state analysis.” Poster at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Conference, November 8-10, 2012. [APPAM 2012 Poster.pdf]
  • “Assessing the impact of incentives for the entertainment industry on employment growth: a cross-state analysis.” Presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference, November 1-4, 2012. [PowerPoint presentation] [working paper]
  • “Assessing the impact of incentives for the entertainment industry in the South: Policy implications in a recessionary period.” Urban Affairs Association Conference, April 18-21, 2012. [PowerPoint presentation]
  • With Cathy Yang Liu. “Counting and Understanding the Contingent Workforce: Using Georgia as an Example.” Urban Affairs Association Conference, March 16-19, 2011. [revised version published in the Journal of Urban Affairs]

    journal articles pending submission

    “The Big Picture: State Motion Picture Incentives and their Impact on the Local Industry, 2002-2013.” This is a 22-state study of the impacts of state tax incentives for the motion picture industry and their effects on employments and establishments in that industry. For submission in spring/summer 2017.

    “Embeddedness and Its Impact on Local Economic Development:  The Case of the Georgia Film Industry.” This is a case study of the Georgia, which has seen what appears to be remarkable success with its film tax credit, especially in the last few years. I look at how the industry has gone from remote location to a major industry hub in the course of ten years. For submission in fall 2017.

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