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University of Nebraska–Lincoln

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Labor Market Analysis

The BBR studies key topic areas facing the Nebraska economy. Labor market analysis examines factors that influence earnings and effort of the workforce. Policy analysis studies the effectiveness and economic consequences of existing or proposed policies. Fiscal analysis considers the implication of particular policies and programs on government revenue.

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Quarterly Business Indicator

Studies of Economic Competitiveness

Nebraska and its local economies compete with areas in surrounding states, the nation, and globally for industries and workers. The BBR is committed to studying factors that affect competitiveness including taxation, business conditions, labor force, and infrastructure. The Bureau also is currently developing indicators to compare competitiveness in Nebraska regions and peers in surrounding states.

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Economic Modeling and Forecasting

One of the BBR’s primary functions is to provide outlooks for the Nebraska economy. Bureau faculty has substantial experience in developing outlook models for state, metropolitan area, and local economies. The Bureau also produces semi-annual outlooks for Nebraska employment, income, and state tax revenue by taking a leadership role in the Nebraska Business Forecasting Council.

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Grad Student Co-Authors

Refereed Journal Publications

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Bureau Project Reports Developed With Graduate Students

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Business in Nebraska

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Working Papers Completed Developed with Graduate Students

State and Local Education Spending and Endogenous Economic Growth
(E. Thompson with D. Rosenbaum, and V. Khanzhyn) (was under review at Economic Inquiry during 2008).

Student Loan Default among College Graduates: The Influence of Assets, Debt, and Ability to Pay.
(E. Thompson with A. Perumal, W. Sattayanuwat, and J. Sainath) (was under review at Southern Economic Journal during 2008).

Student Loan Default Rates in Baccalaureate Granting Institutions
(E. Thompson with T. Markwell). Currently under review at Economics of Education Review.