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Title:Simulating the effects of Michigan's MEGA tax credit program on job creation and fiscal benefits PDF Logo
Authors:Bartik, Timothy J.
Erickcek, George A.
Issue Date:2012
Series/Report no.:Upjohn Institute Working Paper 12-185
Abstract:This paper simulates job and fiscal impacts of Michigan's MEGA tax credit program for job creation. Under plausible assumptions about how such credits affect business location decisions, the net costs per job created of the MEGA program are simulated to be of modest size. The job creation impacts of MEGA are simulated to be considerably larger than devoting similar dollar resources to general business tax cuts. The simulation methodology developed here is applicable to incentives in other states.
Subjects:state and local economic development policy
tax incentives
fiscal impact analysis
labor market benefits
regional multipliers
JEL:R11
R23
R28
R30
R58
H70
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Upjohn Institute Working Papers, W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

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