Edward De Barbieri on Opportunity Zones and Community Development
In this episode, Edward W. De Barbieri, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Community Economic Development Clinic at Albany Law School, discusses his draft article "Opportunism Zones." De Barbieri begins by explaining what "opportunity zones" are and why they were created. He observes that they present the risk of abuse, and that in the absence of reporting requirements, it is impossible to know whether they are being abused. He reflects on the purposes of place-based economic development. And he discusses some ways in which the government could make opportunity zones more effective. De Barbieri is on Twitter at @TedDeBarbieri.