University of Michigan Gateway Ford School

Job Creation/Job Destruction and Strategies for Economic Development and Transition

John E. Jackson, Department of Political Science and Davidson Institute, University of Michigan

Professor Jackson received CLOSUP funding in the FY03 Major Projects Program for this research project focused on job creation and job destruction.

Scholars are increasingly studying the process of economic development and transition by measuring and modeling job destruction and job creation within an economy. Much of the current work focuses on the transitional economies of East-Central Europe. This project will expand and analyze a unique database (the Michigan Employment Longitudinal Database, or MELD) to study the job creation/job destruction process in Michigan over the period 1978-1998. The project will also compare the experiences in Michigan with those of the transitional economies of East-Central Europe. The results from this work will have both academic and policy contributions and audiences in the areas of economic development and transition.  | 
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