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Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy

ISSN: 2045-2101

Online from: 2011

Subject Area: Enterprise and Innovation

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Policy at the local level

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Title:Policy at the local level
Author(s):Stephan F. Gohmann, (Department of Economics, College of Business, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA)
Citation:Stephan F. Gohmann, (2013) "Policy at the local level", Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, Vol. 2 Iss: 2, pp.104 - 109
Article type:General review
DOI:10.1108/JEPP-09-2012-0047 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the appropriate level of data to use for the analysis of public policies.

Design/methodology/approach – The paper discusses national, regional and local levels of analysis and the benefits of using local data when available.

Findings – A benefit of local analysis is that policy implications may be clearer.

Originality/value – The paper gives a better understanding of the costs and benefits of different levels of data analysis.

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