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Mortgage Borrowing and Chronic Disease Outcomes in Older Age: Evidence from Biomarker Data in the Health and Retirement Study
The Journals of Gerontology: Series B

Stephanie Moulton examines the extent to which older adults use home equity to help manage the costs associated with a chronic disease in older age and how such borrowing can affect their ability to manage the disease. 

Polluting under the Radar: Emissions, Inequality, and Concrete Batch Plants in Houston
Environmental Science & Technology

Alex Hollingsworth and colleagues show that concrete batch plants in Houston, TX are collectively a large source of pollution, emitting between 38 and 111 tons of primary PM2.5 emissions annually and being disproportionately located in census tracts with more low-income, Hispanic, and Black populations.

Researching Homeownership Inequalities: A Life-Cycle Perspective

This article examines four specific research topics at different stages in the homeownership life cycle—from mortgage underwriting to post-purchase support, as proposed in the HUD learning objectives.

The Ohio EdChoice Program’s Impact on School District Enrollments, Finances, and Academics
Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Stéphane Lavertu estimates the impact of the EdChoice programs by comparing changes in district outcomes (from before these programs were in place to the 2018–19 school year) between districts that had higher as opposed to lower levels of exposure to them.

What Side of Town? How Proximity to Critical Survival Factors Affects Rural Business Longevity
Growth and Change

Professor Ned Hill examines the impact of proximity to fixed assets on rural business survival during the Great Recession, finding that factors like highway proximity and industry agglomeration play crucial roles in different sectors.

Best Practices for States Planning Tax Incentive Evaluations
Pew Charitable Trusts

Jim Landers describes how to develop an evaluation plan. Specifically, he discusses the logistical concerns of the process, including how to maximize staff resources and expertise, time evaluations to leverage complementary work, and gather the information necessary to conduct evaluations.

In the Zone: A Look at Indiana’s Enterprise Zones
Indiana Business Review

Associate Professor Jim Landers provides an overview of Indiana Enterprise Zones and explore their business characteristics and demographics.

Why Don’t Enterprise Zones Work? Estimates of the Extent that EZ Benefits are Capitalized into Property Values
Regional Analysis & Policy

Associate Professor Jim Landers examines the impact of local Enterprise Zones (EZs) on commercial and industrial property values. 

What Is Economic Development? And What Is the Job of an Economic Development Professional?
Economic Development Quarterly

Ned Hill's study defines economic development and the role of an economic development professional. 

Credit Counseling and Long-Term Credit Outcomes: Evidence from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling’s Sharpen Your Financial Focus Program

Adrienne DiTommaso and Stephanie Moulton's study identifies the characteristics and long-term outcomes of consumers participating in nonprofit credit counseling, including those who do and do not enroll in debt management plans. 

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