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Popp talks to CNN, Washington Examiner about effects of Obama's Recovery Act

February 2, 2021

CNN,Washington Examiner

David Popp

David Popp


A study led by Professor David Popp, Caroline Rapking Faculty Scholar in Public Administration and Policy, examined the "green" funds from the Recovery Act—focused on environment-related issues—and found that for every $1 million spent, 10 new jobs were created a few years later. "Almost all of those jobs were in manual labor, a lot of them were construction," Popp told CNN. "A lot of that's by design because that's where the money was targeted" through energy efficiency renovations and installing renewable energy infrastructure. Popp also spoke to the Washington Examiner about the impact of former President Barack Obama's Recovery Act.

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