Research by Robert Pollin, co-director of Political Economy Research Institute, cited in opinion piece criticizing the $3 billion subsidy that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker wants to provide Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn to bring new facility to his state

Research by Robert Pollin, distinguished professor of economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute, is cited in an opinion piece criticizing the $3 billion subsidy that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is trying to provide to the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn to have the corporation bring a new facility to his state. The authors say that Walker is overinflating the number of jobs the facility could create, while Pollin’s research shows that a similar $3 billion investment in education would create, on average, 87,300 jobs; in health care it would create 58,800 jobs; and in renewable energy, 51,300 jobs. (Milwaukee Shepherd Express, 9/19/17)