News and Events
The Use and Misuse of Economic Impact Studies - Post Conference Report
On Friday, September 12th, economists from the IEA research group held a half day conference focusing on the uses and misuses of economic impact analysis. The conference had a diverse audience including 17 participants from several state agencies, state universities, and economic development organizations across the state.
Dr. Bruce Seaman, Associate Professor in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University was the luncheon speaker. Dr. Dennis Robinson and Dr. Gregory Hamilton both senior research economists at IEA also presented at the conference. The three economist discussed factors accounting for the differences between what is considered a legitimate study from those that have biases in their estimates. Conference attendees gained insights into how to identify legitimate economic impact studies from those that are not and the reasons for the dubious impact results.
2014 Little Rock Regional Economic Briefing
Be sure to save the date for the Little Rock Regional Economic Briefing that will be held Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at the Little Rock Marriott hotel at 3 Statehouse Plaza from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Michael Pakko Interview on Talk Business
Updated the County Population Charts for 1980-2030
Demographic research has updated the County Population Charts for 1980-2030 Time Series using Census Bureau’s population revisions for 2001-2010. These population revisions have also been used in a post evaluation of the forecast accuracy of the 2001-2010 county population projections. A report discussing the findings from this study is now available online.