Working Papers

The working paper series is aimed at providing an outlet for GW researchers to make completed research or works in progress available. 



Measuring Urban Condition and Performance: How Do We Know Urban Revitalization (or Distress) When We See It?

January 16, 2018

Developing Legitimacy for Action by Connecting Citizens and Government: Lessons for U.S. Local Government Leaders from a Citizen Engagement Process in Australia

June 01, 2016

Learning from Abroad: Multi-Purpose Special Districts in British Columbia as a Possible Model for Governance Innovation for Local Governments in the United States

June 01, 2016

Learning from Abroad: A Framework

June 01, 2016

The TANF Resources Problem

April 13, 2016

Urban Politics Revisited: A Policy-centered Look at Local Political Ecologies

February 12, 2016

Building a Strategy for American Innovation: Proposed Elements

November 19, 2014

Stumbling into the Great Recession: How and Why GDP Estimates Kept Economists and Policymakers in the Dark

April 25, 2014

OECD Countries Local Government Fiscal Context

March 31, 2014

National Fiscal Policy and Local Government During the Economic Crisis

March 27, 2014

Indicators of the Capacity for Invention in the United States

March 27, 2014

National Nonprofit Organizations That Inspire and Enable Invention and Invention-based Enterprises

February 28, 2014

The Impacts of Technological Invention on Economic Growth – A Review of the Literature

February 28, 2014

Recommendations to the Commerce Department's Manufacturing Council

July 23, 2013

Improving Federal Statistics for Industry Studies

May 29, 2013

Undocumented College Students in the United States: In-State Tuition Not Enough to Ensure Four-Year Degree Completion

February 19, 2013

Explaining the Economic Competitiveness of the District of Columbia

September 01, 2012

Economic Development Policy Making Networks in the Cleveland and Detroit Regions

April 21, 2012

Activation and reform in the United States: What time has told

July 01, 2011

Regional Systems and Regional Economic Growth: A Systems Approach to Understanding the Regional Economy

June 01, 2011

Government, Governance, and Regional Economic Growth

April 01, 2011

Cluster and Cluster-Based Development: A Literature Review and Policy Discussion

December 17, 2010

Building Regional Economic Resilience: What Can We Learn from Other Fields

December 01, 2010

Spatial Efficiency and Regional Prosperity: A Literature Review and Policy Discussion

August 16, 2010

Economic Shocks and Regional Economic Resilience

May 10, 2010

Building Economic Development Networks in Detroit: A Comparison of Methods of Social Network Analysis

April 02, 2010

The Adoption of Solar Energy Financial Incentives Across the States

November 01, 2009

Policy Transfer: What We Know About What Transfers, How It Happens, and How to Do It

October 06, 2009

Democracy Workshop Pilot Report

January 01, 2009

Poverty in the US and the UK: Relative Measurement and Relative Achievement

December 05, 2008

Literature Review on the Determinants of Residential Employment

October 31, 2008

Comparing Local Government Autonomy Across States

October 01, 2008

Economic Competitiveness and the Determinants of Sub-National Area Economic Activity

September 30, 2008

Understanding the Economic Performance of Metropolitan Areas in the United States

January 23, 2008

States and Their Cities: Partnerships for the Future

August 01, 2007

Capital Cities and their National Governments: Washington, DC in Comparative Retrospective

June 11, 2007

Local Democratic Governance: What Is It and How Do We Manage It?

February 26, 2007

What Explains Central City Performance?

December 22, 2006

Lessons and Limits: Tax Incentives and Rebuilding the Gulf Coast after Katrina

August 01, 2006

Estimating Economic Impacts Of Homeland Security Measures

June 01, 2006

Toward Understanding Urban Pathology: Creating a Typology of 'Weak Market' Cities

April 20, 2006

Explaining City Performance: how Important is State Policy?

April 20, 2006

The Property Tax: Its Role and Significance in Funding State and Local Government Services

March 30, 2006

Active Living and Biking: Tracing the Evolution of a Biking System in Arlington, Virginia

March 05, 2006

Intrametropolitan Area Revenue Raising Disparities and Equities

November 05, 2005

State and Local Infrastructure Financing

November 01, 2005

State and Local Fiscal Policy and Economic Growth and Development

August 11, 2005

State and Local Fiscal Trends and Future Threats

July 01, 2005

Economic Well-being and Where We Live: Accounting for Geographic Cost-of-living Differences

June 15, 2005

State Policy Effects on Urban Performance

April 02, 2005

All Centers Are Not Equal: An Exploration of the Polycentric Metropolis

April 01, 2005

Testing the Conventional Wisdom about Land Use and Traffic Congestion: The More We Sprawl, the Less We Move?

March 01, 2005

The Government of Sudan: Intergovernmental Policies and Issues

February 24, 2005

Fiscal Decentralization In The Sudan: Concepts And Challenges

February 23, 2005

Recommendations for the Design of the Federal Docket Management System

November 01, 2004

The High Performance Bonus

October 01, 2004

Community Building and a Human-Capital Agenda in Hampton

July 30, 2004

An Analysis of Fiscal Policies in the Sudan: A Pro-poor Perspective - A Discussion Draft

July 09, 2004

Does the Community Reinvestment Act Help Minorities Access Traditionally Inaccessible Neighborhoods?

July 08, 2004

Thin the Soup or Shorten the Line: Choices Facing Washington Area Nonprofits

March 02, 2004

Have central cities come back?

March 01, 2004

Privileged Place: Race, Uneven Development and the Geography of Opportunity in Urban America

March 01, 2004

Cities and State Legislatures: Changing Coalitions and the Metropolitan Agenda

November 01, 2003

The Impact of Family Homeownership on Children's Educational Attainment and Earnings During Early Adulthood

October 01, 2003

Racing up to the Bottom: Work and Welfare in the US

March 01, 2003