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What Do Business Climate Indexes Teach Us About State Policy and Economic Growth?

Jed Kolko, David Neumark, Marisol Cuellar Mejia

NBER Working Paper No. 16968
Issued in April 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

This paper previously circulated under the title "Public Policy, State Business Climates, and Economic Growth." Supported with funding from the David A. Coulter Family Foundation and the Donald Bren Foundation. We are grateful to McKinley Blackburn, Michael Dardia, Ellen Hanak, Debbie Reed, Robert Tannenwald, Michael Teitz, the editor, and anonymous reviewers for very thoughtful comments. Kolko and Neumark were affiliated with the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) when most of this research was conducted. Any views expressed are the authors’ alone, and do not reflect the views of Trulia, PPIC, or the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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