A Comment on Effects of Economic Incentives in the American Film Industry: An Ecological Approach

8 Pages Posted: 20 Jan 2020

Date Written: August 8, 2019

Abstract

O’Brien and Lane (2018) examines the popular use of film industry incentives by US states to promote economic growth. The authors claim that their findings indicate the presence of incentives is positively associated with filming, industry employment, and new industry establishments, which is inconsistent with other studies on the subject. This comment raises concerns regarding the data used to generate the estimates, which cast doubt on the veracity of the empirical findings.

Keywords: incentives, film industry, economic development

JEL Classification: H25, H71, L82, R11, R38, Z11, Z18

Suggested Citation

Bradbury, John Charles, A Comment on Effects of Economic Incentives in the American Film Industry: An Ecological Approach (August 8, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3489261 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3489261

John Charles Bradbury (Contact Author)

Kennesaw State University ( email )

Dept. of Economics, Finance, and Quant. Analysis
560 Parliament Garden Way NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144
United States

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