In an effort to spur economic development in distressed and left-behind communities, the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created more than 8,700 Opportunity Zones across the country and offered favorable capital gains tax treatment to investments in those low-incomes communities. Although Opportunity Zones are still young, they are already stimulating rigorous research.
To share, discuss, and critique that work, the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at Brookings is convening a virtual conference on Wednesday, February 24. Ed Glaeser of Harvard will give opening remarks, followed by a presentation from Kenan Fikri of the Economic Innovation Group. There will then be four sessions, organized by topic, each containing several paper presentations and discussant responses.
Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021 10:00 AM-4:30 PM EST
David Wessel, Brookings Hutchins Center Opening remarks Ed Glaeser, Harvard University Presentation Kenan Fikri, Economic Innovation Group