NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Do Enterprise Zones Create Jobs? Evidence from California's Enterprise Zone Program

David Neumark, Jed Kolko

NBER Working Paper No. 14530
Issued in December 2008

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We thank Marco Anderson, Eric Becker, Amy Ewing, Toni Feinstein, Matthew Gelbman, Ethan Jennings, Davin Reed, Mark Vasquez, and especially Jennifer Graves, Marisol Cuellar-Mejia, Ingrid Lefebvre-Hoang, and Smith Williams for outstanding research assistance. We also thank Toni Symonds and Frank Luera for many helpful discussions about California’s enterprise zone program, and Daria Burnes, Joel Elvery, Mark Ibele, Magnus Lofstrom, Suzanne O’Keefe, Michael Teitz, seminar participants at UCI and the All-UC Labor Conference, and two anonymous reviewers for helpful comments, and Jonah Gelbach for supplying the code for the wild bootstrap computations. Neumark is also a Bren Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California, a Research Associate of the NBER, and a Research Fellow at IZA, and gratefully acknowledges support from the Kauffman Foundation. The views expressed are the authors’ alone, and do not represent the views of the Kauffman Foundation, of PPIC, or of the NBER.

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