Published paper on business incentives and social services featured on blog

Feb. 10, 2016
Lazarus Adua and Linda Lobao
The London School of Economics US Centre’s daily blog on American Politics and Policy highlights a recently published journal article, “Business Attraction and Redistribution by U.S. Local Governments: To What Extent Is There a Zero-sum Relationship between Business and Citizens Interests?” co-authored by Lazarus Adua, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Northern Iowa and Linda Lobao, professor of rural sociology in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University. The article is published in State and Local Government Review. Utilizing data from a national survey of county governments, the authors investigate the relationship between business incentives and social services and find that counties are sustaining social safety nets even as they pursue business-friendly developmental policies.