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Subsidies in the City

March 17, 2021 @ 12:00 am

The competition among cities to woo Amazon’s new headquarters brought national attention to the use and abuse of economic development subsidies, but the practice is not new. In fact, the value of such subsidies is staggering and seems to show no signs of slowing. This discussion would help quantify the amount of subsidies, how cities benefit, and how public policy can be changed to improve outcomes for taxpayers.

Please join us for the fourth installment of our Spring 2021 Discussion Groups series, The Modern American City: Past, Present, and Future. Our Spring Fellow Patrick Tuohey welcomes guests Heywood Sanders, Professor of Public Administration at the University of Texas-San Antonio, and Michael Lefaive, Senior Director of the Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

This program is made possible through the generosity of Newman’s Own Foundation.

Submit your questions to dolesocial@ku.edu for the question-and-answer portion of the program.

This special program will be live-streamed to the institute’s YouTube channel and to its website, www.doleinstitute.org. Due to continuing concerns regarding the novel coronavirus pandemic, the program will only be available online. Follow the Dole Institute on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter for updates regarding this and future programming.



March 17, 2021
12:00 am
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