Economic snapshot: U.S. housing market trends are shifting
Buyers still in the housing market are putting more money upfront, and single and minority homebuyers are taking up a bigger share of the market.
The Top Causes that People Love: A Snapshot of Charitable Giving
American Endowment Foundation(AEF), America’s largest independent provider of donor advised funds, published a ranking of the top 25 causes to which AEF donors have donated toward in 2017.
What drew Spencer to economic consulting?
Hi all! If you are looking at this, then you will probably want to know who you are reading about. My name is Spencer, and I am a first year analyst in the Financial Economics Practice here at Charles River Associates’ Washington, DC, office. Hyperbole is cheap and crass, but I am going to break my rule just this once for myself, because my first six months here have been incredible and immensely rewarding—but before we get to that there are basics to…
the climate crisis is an economic crisis
10 years ago today saw the collapse of Lehman Brothers bank and the fall out of an economic crisis that has wrought devastating effects on social cohesion globally and continues to do so. The 1% that gambled huge sums of borrowed money on junk bonds, generating obscene wealth for a handful of the already super rich, walked away largely unscathed, while ordinary people have been left to deal with the impacts Since 2008, in Europe alone, 2.4 trillion euros worth of ‘new money’…
Erie Snapshot: What it takes to make a 3-tiered wedding cake
Icing on the Lake is making 12 wedding cakes in both June and August.
What Causes Economic Insecurity to Morph Into Physical Pain?
Economic insecurity increases physical pain when your life feels out of control.
Midlothian’s Larry Barnett Named One of Top 50 Economic Developers in North America
Larry Barnett, president / CEO of Midlothian Economic Development, has been named to Consultant Connect’s 2017 North America's Top 50 Economic Developers list.
Agricultural Economic Insights
As 2018 Farm Bill discussions gets underway, talk of expanding CRP acres have surfaced. This post considers how fewer acres of crop production might look.
Top Utilities: Power Players For Economic Development
Beyond size, smart grids, renewable energy and a seat at the economic development negotiating table are factors in picking these forward-thinking utilities.
Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation
How will the new tax brackets effect you?, ChippewaCountyEDC, Johnson Bank, Federal Tax
How the Western Balkans can keep its economic momentum
Balkan leaders recently met at the World Economic Forum’s Strategic Dialogue on the Western Balkans.
What We Do: Economic Empowerment: Rural Women
Rural women are key agents for achieving the transformational economic, environmental and social changes required for sustainable development. But limited access to credit, health care and education are among the many challenges they face, further aggravated by the global food and economic crises
Here's why the go-to metric for assessing economic strength is far from perfect — and might need...
Gross domestic product has long served as the standard measurement for national economies, with its historical precedent and simplicity making it appe...
GPEC named top 10 economic development organization
Site Selection announces 2017 Mac Conway Awards PHOENIX (May 9, 2017) – The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) has been named a recipient of the 2017 Mac Conway Awards for …
Learn the Secrets of Economic Indicators
Best -Selling Author, TV Commentator, Reporter Bernard Baumohl’s career spans serving as an analyst with the Council on Foreign Relations, an economist at European American Bank and as an award-winning economics reporter with TIME magazine. In addition to serving on the faculty of the New York Institute of Finance, he conducts seminars in the U.S. and abroad, has served as a commentator on TV's Nightly Business…
Davos 2019: 5 Questions From A Subdued World Economic Forum
Our annual Davos roundup finds corporate leaders questioning whether they can truly deliver inclusive growth, at an event that trades in exclusivity.
How a Misguided Mandate Threatens Freight Rail's Economic Viability
Requiring two-person crews raises railroads' costs unnecessarily and discourages investment in technologies that could make shipping safer.
How Harvard University Measured the Economic and Social Impact of its Alumni
Editor’s Note: Competition is fierce for the best students, faculty and administrators. Stakeholders including alumni, donors and corporate sponsors want to understand the ROI universities provide. For universities that wrestle with the best way to prove their unique value to the world, “ Academic Impact Research ” is a three-part blog series based on our work with Harvard University . It explores types of impact, how…
ElectriCities among top utilities for economic development support
ElectriCities of North Carolina, an electric utility cooperative that includes Lexington, has been named one of the nation’s
Mayor's column: Economic development is vital to the future of Utah County
Over the next few decades Utah County will grow by a million people and match the population of Salt Lake County.