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Can German economic strategies offer promise for more equitable development in the U.S.?

Dr. Tracy A. Corley ((Co)Action Blog) 2019-03-18 11:04

I recently completed two years of research on informality in Germany, where all unregulated economic exchanges of goods, services, and labor are illegal. To understand German reliance on rule-of-law...

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From Transactional to Transformative: The Case for Equity in Gateway City Transit-Oriented Development

Dr. Tracy A. Corley (Research Reports) 2021-01-31 14:38

Lab contributor Dr. Tracy Corley led the authorship of a report that kicks off broader discussions about the role of equity in transforming cities and towns. This timely report examines geographic and...

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German economic strategies, Part II: Can works councils promote inclusive economies in the U.S. and beyond?

Dr. Tracy A. Corley ((Co)Action Blog) 2019-10-23 08:41

In Part I of this topic, I wrote about how “patient capital” is emerging in mainstream thought as U.S. policymakers conceptualize how to create inclusive economies, or economies that provide everyone...

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The Dangers of Distorting History

Dr. Torsten Kathke ((Co)Action Blog) 2018-08-25 15:11

In the current media climate of "fake news" accusations and divisive partisanship in the United States, it is no wonder that history as a powerful way of making sense of the past and its connections to the...

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Who's responsible for social and economic mobility?

Dr. Tracy A. Corley ((Co)Action Blog) 2018-07-05 15:30

A community college system leader discussed community college policy making and influence in Massachusetts with Tracy Corley. This article is the first of a series about the role of community...

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