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2014 Little Rock Regional Economic Briefing: Presentations and Photos

The 2014 Little Rock Regional Economic Briefing presentations and photos are now available.


Kevin L. Kliesen, Charles S. Gascon: Regional and National Economic Outlook
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Dr. Michael Pakko:  Arkansas Economic Outlook

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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.  Impact-Studies-2014-shot

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.

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2014 State of the Region Report Card Now Available to Download

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2013 Economic Forecast Presentations

The 2013 Forecast Conference Presentations are now available.

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2014 Little Rock Regional Economic Briefing

2014-EconomicBriefingThe Little Rock Regional Economic Briefing 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.

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Michael Pakko Interview on Talk Business

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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.

County Charts of Time Series 1980 - 2030

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