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A Simulation Model for Estimating the Benefits and Costs of Incentives

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Estimating the costs and benefits of economic development incentives can be a challenging task. But a recently developed tool can help you think through some of the most important questions to ask and produce high quality quantitative estimates.

NCSL and The Pew Charitable Trusts hosted this recorded webinar, featuring, Tim Bartik of the Upjohn Institute. In this webinar, Bartik discusses his model for simulating the effects of state and local incentive programs. Bartik also provides an overview of the model, discuss the methodology and mechanics, and draw some general conclusions about incentive policy.



  • Mark Robyn, senior officer, state fiscal health, The Pew Charitable Trusts 


  • Tim Bartik, senior economist, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Michigan 

This webinar was made possible with the generous support of The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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