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Dr. Yang publishes new work examing the labor market impacts of homeownership

Dr. Xi Yang has published a new study in the Journal of Regional Science and Urban Economics entitled "The Effect of Home Ownership on Post-unemployment Wage". This paper looks at the relationship between home ownership and post-unemployment wages. Using the Survey of Income and Program Participation 1996-2008 panels, Dr. Yang found that home ownership reduced post-unemployment wages, and this negative wage effect was particularly evident when the unemployed homeowner was located in either a declining housing market or a distressed labor market.

Dr. Leonard and Dr. Yang present research at Upjohn Institute.

Dr. Tammy Leonard and Dr. Xi Yang traveled to Kalamazoon, Michigan on November 1, 2018, to participate in a research workshop sponsored by Economic Development Quarterly and the Upjohn Institute. This invitation-only workshop featured researchers from across the country who are studying the impact of economic development incentives on local and regional economic growth. Leonard and Yang's presentation was titled "Economic Impact of Property Tax Abatement: The role of variations in land values and supply elasticity".

Connor Reed, a graduate student member of GEAR, wins the Invesco Business GIS award.

Reed applied multivariate analog analysis to assess Amazon's HQ2 opportunities in Indianapolis, Indiana using previous location decisions of other Fortune 500 firms as his basis for prediction. The work was completed as part of a course taught by Dr. Murray Rice (GEAR professor in Human Geography) and was judged by an executive team at Invesco.

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