Accountable Development Bibliography

In addition to the resources linked on our Accountable Development pages and the studies listed on our publications page, we recommend:

Barlett, Donald L. and James B. Steele. "Special Report: Corporate Welfare," Time magazine, November 9, 1998.

Bartik, Timothy J. Solving The Problems of Economic Development Incentives. Growth and Change. Vol. 36 No. 2. Spring 2005, pp. 139-166.

Burstein, Melvin L. and Arthur J. Rolnick. "Congress Should End the Economic War Among the States." Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis 1994 Annual Report Essay, March 1995.

Cagan, Joanna and Neil DeMause. Field of Schemes: How the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money into Private Profit, Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 1998.

Cobb, James C. The Selling of the South: The Southern Crusade for Industrial Development, 1936-1990, Chicago: University of Illinois Press: 1993.

Connecticut's Development Subsidies: Job Growth Far Short of Projections, High Costs per Job. Northeast Action, 2002.

Economic Development Subsidies in Maine: Maine's Economic Development Subsidies in 1998-99: Tax Credits Yield Few New Jobs at High Cost per Job. Northeast Action, 2001.

Examining the Evidence: The Impact of the Los Angeles Living Wage Ordinance on Workers and Businesses. University of California and Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, 2005.

Fisher, Peter and Alan Peters. "The Failures of Economic Development Incentives," Journal of the American Planning Association, Vol. 70, No. 1, Winter 2004.

Fisher, Peter and Alan H. Peters. Industrial Incentives: Competition Among American States and Cities, Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 1998.

Fisher, Peter. Grading Places: What Do Business Climate Rankings Really Tell Us? Economic Policy Institute, 2005.

Fisher, Peter and Elaine Ditsler. Taxes and State Economic Growth: The Myths and the Reality. Iowa Policy Project.  2003.

Forsberg, Mary E.  Single Factor: Double Trouble. New Jersey Policy Perspective, 2001.

Goodman, Robert. The Last Entrepreneurs: America's Regional War for Jobs and Dollars. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1979.

Hancock, Jay. Series of ten articles about economic development incentives, The Baltimore Sun, October 1999, 1A.

Hayter, Roger. Dynamics of Industrial Location: The Factory, the Firm, and the Production System. Indianapolis: John Wiley and Sons, 1997.

Herrara, Maria Christina, Michael Wood and Stephen Herzenberg. GOOD JOBS, STRONG INDUSTRIES, A BETTER PENNSYLVANIA: Towards a 21st-Century State Economic Development Policy. Keystone Research Center, 2010.

Miller, Paul. Money for Nothing: Do Business Subsidies Create Jobs or Leave Workers in Dire Straits? West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy. February 2009.

National Association of State Development Agencies, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and The Urban Center at Cleveland State University.  Prepared for the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration.  Evaluating Business Development Incentives.  August 1999.

Johnson, Craig L. and Joyce Y. Man, editors. Tax Increment Financing and Economic Development: Uses, Structures, and Impact. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2001.

Kentucky's Low Road to Economic Development: What Corporate Subsidies are Doing to the Commonwealth. Democracy Resource Center and Kentucky Economic Justice Alliance, 2000.

Lynch, Robert G. Rethinking Growth Strategies: How State and Local Taxes and Services Affect Economic Development, Economic Policy Institute, 2004.

Markusen, Ann, editor. Reining in the Competition for Capital. W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. 2007.

Mazerov, Michael. Should Congress Authorize States to Continue Giving Tax Breaks to Business? Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 2005.

Mazerov, Michael. The "Single Sales Factor" Formula for State Corporate Taxes: A Boon to Economic Development or a Costly Giveaway? Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 2001.

Nauth, Zack. The Great Louisiana Tax Giveaway, Louisiana Coalition for Tax Justice, n.d. [1992].

Noll, Roger G. and Andrew Zimbalist, editors. Sports, Jobs, and Taxes. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 1997.

Peters, Alan H. and Peter S. Fisher. State Enterprise Zones: Have They Worked? Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2002.

The Sector Solution: Building a Broad Base for the New EconomyThe Center for an Urban Future, 2001.

Stecker, Sarah. The Good, the Bad, and the ERGly. New Jersey Policy Perspective, 2010.

Thomas, Kenneth. Competing for Capital: Europe and North America in a Global Era. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2000.

Thomas, Kenneth. Investment Incentives and the Global Competition for Capital. Palgrave MacMillan, 2011.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Tax Incentive Guide for Businesses in Renewal Communities, Enterprise Zones, and Enterprise Communities, 2003.


Smart Growth for Working Families Bibliography

In addition to the resources linked on our Smart Growth for Working Families page and the studies listed on our publications page, we recommend:

Chen, Don. “The Science of Smart Growth.” Scientific American Magazine. December, 2000.

Costs of Sprawl 2000. Transit Cooperative Research Program, 2000.

Ewing, Reid, Keith Bartholomew, Steve Winkelman, Jerry Walters, and Don Chen. Growing Cooler: The Evidence on Urban Development and Climate Change. Urban Land Institute, April 2008.

Ewing, Reid, Tom Schmid, Richard Killingsworth, Amy Zlot, and Stephen Raudenbush. Relationship Between Urban Sprawl and Physical Activity, Obesity, and Morbidity.” The Science of Health Promotion, September/October 2003.

Hayden, Dolores. A Field Guide to Sprawl. W.W. Norton & Company, New York. 2004.

Hirschhorn, Joel S. Sprawl Kills: How Blandburbs Steal Your Time, Health, and MoneyNew York: Sterling and Ross, 2005.

McCann, Barbara, Driven to Spend, Surface Transportation Policy Project, March 19, 2000.

Orfield, Myron. American Metropolitics: New Suburban Reality. Brookings Institution, 2002.

Orfield, Myron. Metropolitics: A Regional Agenda for Community and StabilityBrookings Institution, 1997.

"Redeveloping Brownfields Could Generate 576,000 New Jobs, $1.9 Billion in Tax Revenue," The United States Conference of Mayors, June 2003.

Smart Growth is Smart Business: Boosting the Bottom Line and Community Prosperity. NALGEP and the Smart Growth Leadership Institute, 2004.

What we learned from the stimulus: And how to use what we learned to speed job creation in the 2010 jobs bill. Smart Growth America, Center for Neighborhood Technology, U.S. Public Interest Research Group. January 2010.


Green Jobs Bibliography

In addition to the resources linked on our Green Jobs pages and the studies listed on our publications page, we recommend:

Apollo Alliance. New Apollo Program. September 2008. 

Apollo Alliance and Urban Habitat. Community Jobs in the Green Economy. 2007. 

Apollo Alliance and Green for All. Green Collar Jobs in America’s Cities. March 2008.

Bailie, Alison et al. Clean Energy: Jobs for America’s Future. A Study for the World Wildlife Fund by the Tellus Institute and MRG & Associates. October 2001.

Barrett, James and J. Andrew Hoerner. Making Green Policies Pay Off: Responsible Climate-Change Package Can Benefit Environment, Workforce. Economic Policy Institute and Center for a Sustainable Economy. April 2000. 

Barrett, James P. and J. Andrew Hoerner. Clean Energy and Jobs: A Comprehensive Approach to Climate Change and Energy Policy. Economic Policy Institute. 2002.

Center for American Progress and Political Economy Research Institute. Green Recovery: A Program to Create Good Jobs and Start Building a Low-Carbon Economy. September 2008.

CIPHER and SCOPE. Green Cities, Green Jobs. May 2007.

Green Jobs: Toward Decent Work in a Sustainable, Low-Carbon World. Produced by the Worldwatch Institute for the United Nations Environment Programme. September 2008.

Jones, Van. The Green-Collar Economy. Harper One, 2008. 

Kammen, Daniel M. et al. Putting Renewables to Work: How Many Jobs Can the Clean Energy Industry Generate? Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory. April 2004.

Maryl, Matthew and Philip Mattera. Winning the Race: How America Can Lead the Global Clean Energy Economy.  Apollo Alliance and Good Jobs First. March 2010. Contains a section describing companies that have received federal clean-energy subsidies but are also engaged in offshore outsourcing.  

Mattera, Philip et al. High Road or Low Road? Job Quality in the New Green Economy. Produced by Good Jobs First for the Sierra Club and other organizations. February 2009. Contains a chapter on wind and solar equipment manufacturing companies and the subsidies they are receiving from state governments.

New Energy for America. The Apollo Jobs Report: For Good Jobs & Energy Independence. A Report to the Apollo Alliance jointly produced by the Institute for America’s Future and the Center on Wisconsin Strategy. With economic analysis provided by The Perryman Group. January 2004.

Policy Matters Ohio. Good Bulbs, Bad Jobs: Workers and Conditions Behind Your New Compact Fluorescent. March 2008.

Pollin, Robert and Jeannette Wicks-Lim. Job Opportunities for the Green Economy: A State-By-State Picture of Occupations that Gain from Green Investments. Political Economy Research Institute. June 2008. 

SCOPE. A Greener Future for Los Angeles. April 2008.

Singh, Virinder et al. The Work That Goes Into Renewable Energy. Renewable Energy Policy Project. November 2001.

Sterzinger, George. Energizing Prosperity: Renewable Energy and Re-Industrialization. Economic Policy Institute. March 2008.

United States Conference of Mayors and the Mayors Climate Protection Center. U.S. Metro Economies: Current and Potential Green Jobs in the U.S. Economy. Prepared by Global Insight. October 2008. 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2006.  April 15, 2008, p.ES-8.

White, Sarah and Jason Walsh. Greener Pathways: Jobs and Workforce Development in the Clean Energy Economy. Center on Wisconsin Strategy, The Workforce Alliance and the Apollo Alliance. March 2008.


Corporate Subsidy Watch Bibliography

In addition to the resources linked on our Corporate Subsidy Watch web pages, we recommend the following books and reports that discuss subsidy deals involving specific companies or industries.

Cagan, Joanna and Neil deMause. Field of Schemes: How the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money into Private Profit. Monroe, ME: Common Courage Press, rev. ed., 1998.

Damiani, Bettina and Allison Lack. Before the Bailout of 2008: New York City’s Experience with Tax Giveaways to Financial Giants. Good Jobs New York. February 2009.

Dube, Arindrajit and Ken Jacobs. Hidden Cost of Wal-Mart Jobs: Use of Safety Net Programs by Wal-Mart Workers in California. UC Berkeley Labor Center, August 2, 2004. An important study of hidden taxpayer costs.

Good Jobs New York. Know When to Fold 'Em: Time to Walk Away from NYC's Corporate Retention Game. February 2004.  Includes information on numerous financial institutions and other companies that have pressured New York officials for subsidies under the threat of moving their offices of out the city.

Goodman, Robert. The Last Entrepreneurs: America's Regional Wars for Jobs and Dollars. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1979. This early work on the subject contains references to numerous companies that took advantage of the cutthroat competition among states to lure investment.

Karjanen, David and Murtaza Baxamusa (Center on Policy Initiatives). Subsidizing Wal-Mart: A Case Study of the College Grove Redevelopment Project. Published by the California Partnership for Working Families. November 2003.

LeRoy, Greg.  The Great American Jobs Scam: Corporate Tax Dodging and the Myth of Job Creation. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2005. Contains descriptions of deals involving Boeing, Dell, Fidelity Investments, Wal-Mart and many more companies. Also has extensive documentation.

Maryl, Matthew and Philip Mattera. Winning the Race: How America Can Lead the Global Clean Energy Economy.  Apollo Alliance and Good Jobs First. March 2010. Contains a section describing companies that have received federal clean-energy subsidies but are also engaged in offshore outsourcing.  

Mattera, Philip. Your Tax Dollars At Work…Ofshore: How Foreign Outsourcing Firms Are Capturing State Government Contracts. Good Jobs First. July 2004.

Mattera, Philip and Mafruza Khan.  Jail Breaks: Economic Development Subsidies Given to Private Prisons. Good Jobs First. October 2001. 

Mattera, Philip and Allison Lack and Karla Walter. Growing At Whose Expense? How Tax Avoidance by Shopping Mall Development General Growth Properties Inc. Harms Communities and Burdens Other Taxpayers. Good Jobs First. August 2007.

Mattera, Philip and Leigh McIlvaine. Skimming the Sales Tax: How Wal-Mart and other Big Retailers (Legally) Keep A Cut of the Taxes We Pay on Everyday Purchases. Good Jobs First. November 2008.

Mattera, Philip and Anna Purinton, Shopping for Subsidies: How Wal-Mart Uses Taxpayer Money to Finance Its Never-Ending Growth. Good Jobs First.  May 2004. For updated info on this topic, see our Wal-Mart Subsidy Watch website.

Mattera, Philip et al. High Road or Low Road? Job Quality in the New Green Economy. Produced by Good Jobs First for the Sierra Club and other organizations. February 2009. Contains a chapter on wind and solar equipment manufacturing companies and the subsidies they are receiving from state governments.

Mattera, Philip et al. Rolling Back Property Tax Payments: How Wal-Mart Short-Changes Schools and Other Public Services by Challenging Its Property Tax Assessments. Good Jobs First. October 2007.

McCourt, Jeff and Greg LeRoy, A Better Deal for Illinois: Improving Economic Development Policy. Good Jobs First. January 2003. Contains analyses of subsidy deals given to companies such as Boeing, Ford Motor, Motorola and Sears Roebuck.

Nauth, Zack. The Great Louisiana Tax Giveaway, Louisiana Coalition for Tax Justice, n.d. [1992]. Describes huge tax breaks given to chemical companies, oil & gas producers and other corporations in the state.

New Jersey Policy Perspective, Telecom Giant Dials "M" for Money and New Jersey Picks Up the Charges. May 2005. Critiques a subsidy deal for the phone company Verizon.

Norman, Jack. Boeing’s Cash Cow: A Corporate Strategy’s Impact on Middle-Class America. Institute for Wisconsin’s Future. April 2010.

Policy Matters Ohio.  A New Incentive for Ohio's Big Automotive Companies? November 2005.  Analyzes state legislation that would provide subsidies to General Motors, Ford Motor, DaimlerChrysler, Honda and Delphi.

Schiller, Zach. Biotechnology in Northeast Ohio: A Growth Industry Takes It Slow. Policy Matters Ohio. January 2002.

Schiller, Zach. Wal-Mart Special: Ohio Job Tax Credits to America's Richest Retailer. Policy Matters Ohio. July 2002.

Southwest Organizing Project, Intel Inside New Mexico: A Case Study of Environmental and Economic Injustice, 1995.

Stecker, Andrew and Kevin Connor. Fishing for Taxpayer Cash: Bass Pro’s Record of Big League Subsidies, Failed Promises, and the Consequences for Cities Across America. Public Accountability Initiative. July 2010.

Steinberg, Dan and Sarah Stecker. Pay or We (Might) Go: How Citigroup Plays the State and Cities. Good Jobs New York and New Jersey Policy Perspective. June 2007.

Stone, Nate and Chris Nevitt, Wal-Mart at Alameda Square: A Bad Investment for Denver. FRESC/Good Jobs/Strong Communities. October 2003.

Tannenwald, Robert. State Film Subsidies: Not Much Bang for Too Many Bucks. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, November 2010.