Jim Youngquist: IEA Celebrates 60 Years In Arkansas
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The 2014 Little Rock Regional Economic Briefing presentations and photos are now available.
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.
The Institute for Economic Advancement in the College of Business - Room 450
Donald W. Reynolds Center for Business and Economic Development
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
Directions: The building is on the corner of 28th St. and University Ave., about two miles south of I-630. Parking is available in Lot 13, which is on the other side of 28th St., directly opposite the Reynolds Center for Business.'