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Date and Location

April 11, 2022
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM ET


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Scholars across many areas of inquiry increasingly use regions as laboratories to study the impact of policy interventions, disruptive economic change, and other shocks. Using specific examples from the literature, I will discuss how scholars interested in spatial economic analysis conceptualize and define spatial units of analysis, and how these choices are conditioned by theoretical frameworks, implicit (and often incorrect) assumptions about how research results will be used by policy practitioners, and the ancillary structure of data produced by various government entities.

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Speakers and Presenters

​Gordon Hanson, Harvard Kennedy School


Additional Organizers

​Harvard STS, WCFIA