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Nebraska Monthly Economic Indicators: January 24, 2018, Eric Thompson 2018 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Nebraska Monthly Economic Indicators: January 24, 2018, Eric Thompson

Leading Economic Indicator Reports

The Leading Economic Indicator – Nebraska (LEI-N) 1 rose by 0.83% during December of 2017. The increase in the LEI-N, which is designed to predict economic activity six months into the future, suggests that the Nebraska economy will grow steadily during the first half of 2018. The December increase primarily resulted from a rise in building permits for single-family homes and positive business expectations. In particular, respondents to the December Survey of Nebraska Business reported plans to increase sales and employment in the coming months. In terms of negative components, there was a decline in airline passenger counts during December.


Nebraska Business And Consumer Confidence Indexes: January 5, 2018, Eric Thompson 2018 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Nebraska Business And Consumer Confidence Indexes: January 5, 2018, Eric Thompson

Leading Economic Indicator Reports

Consumer and business confidence declined in Nebraska during December 2017. The Consumer Confidence Index – Nebraska (CCI-N) fell to 93.3 in December, well below the neutral level of 100.0. The index had reached a record level of 106.2 in November, but that high level of confidence was not sustained. The Business Confidence Index – Nebraska (BCI-N) fell from 114.1 in November to 107.5 in December. While lower, the December reading remains well above the neutral value of 100.0. When asked about the most important issue facing their business, customer demand was mentioned by 38 percent of ...


Northwest Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report Third Quarter 2017, King Banaian, Richard A. MacDonald 2018 St. Cloud State University

Northwest Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report Third Quarter 2017, King Banaian, Richard A. Macdonald

Northwest Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report

Somewhat slower economic growth is expected in the Northwest Minnesota planning area over the next several months according to the predictions of the St. Cloud State University Northwest Minnesota Index of Leading Economic Indicators (LEI). Three of five index components decreased in the most recent quarter as the LEI fell 1.31 points. A decrease in the Rural Mainstreet Index (which signals a more challenging macroeconomic environment for rural America), a lower number of residential building permits in Fargo/Moorhead and Grand Forks/East Grand Forks, and declining new filings for LLC and incorporation in Northwest Minnesota all helped drag ...


An Inquiry Into The Sources Of Funding For Qard Hasan Based Mfis: A Case Study Of Akhuwat, Adnan Zikri Jaafar 2018 University of Pennsylvania

An Inquiry Into The Sources Of Funding For Qard Hasan Based Mfis: A Case Study Of Akhuwat, Adnan Zikri Jaafar

Wharton Research Scholars

In the last several years, there have been mixed views on the economic and social impacts of microfinance. To respond to some of the criticisms facing the microfinance industry, some microfinance practitioners are experimenting with new alternative lending models and management frameworks. One of these models that has recently gained increasing attention among economists and practitioners is qard hasan based microfinance. We take a close look at Akhuwat, a qard hasan based MFI offering interest-free microcredits to the poor, focusing on its sources of financing.


Value Chains: Production Upstreamness And Downstreamness Revisited, Patricio Aroca, Randall Jackson 2018 Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez

Value Chains: Production Upstreamness And Downstreamness Revisited, Patricio Aroca, Randall Jackson

Regional Research Institute Publications and Working Papers

Measures devised to quantify production upstreamness and downstreamness in value chains have been introduced and used increasingly in recent years. While the constructs embodied in these measures are meaningful, this paper identifies an overlooked implementation problem. Specifically, the algorithms have been applied either as though the underlying data represent flows, or under the assumption of a one-to-one correspondence between industries and primary products. Implementation data, however, are drawn from modern input-output accounting frameworks that recognize secondary production explicitly. Although they describe the use of commodities by industries, published Use matrices unadjusted are not conventional flows matrices because they do not ...


Part 1: Is It Morning Again In Hampton Roads?, Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy 2018 Old Dominion University

Part 1: Is It Morning Again In Hampton Roads?, Dragas Center For Economic Analysis And Policy

State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads

The three pillars of our regional economy (defense, the port and tourism) have improved and prospects for growth are looking up. We ask whether Hampton Roads has finally emerged from a “lost decade” and if the future is bright.


Front Matter: The State Of The Region: Hampton Roads 2018, Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion University 2018 Old Dominion University

Front Matter: The State Of The Region: Hampton Roads 2018, Dragas Center For Economic Analysis And Policy, Old Dominion University

State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads

Cover, front matter, table of contents, sponsors, and other materials for the 2018 The State of the Region report authored by the Center for Economic Analysis and Policy at Old Dominion University


Part 2: A Complicated Subject: The Impact Of Medicaid Expansion On Hampton Roads, Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion University 2018 Old Dominion University

Part 2: A Complicated Subject: The Impact Of Medicaid Expansion On Hampton Roads, Dragas Center For Economic Analysis And Policy, Old Dominion University

State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads

Virginia will expand Medicaid, a health insurance program for low-income adults and children, on Jan. 1, 2019. Medicaid expansion will reduce the number of uninsured in Hampton Roads, but future costs remain uncertain.


Part 4: Too Much Of A Good Thing? Multifamily Housing In Hampton Roads, Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion University 2018 Old Dominion University

Part 4: Too Much Of A Good Thing? Multifamily Housing In Hampton Roads, Dragas Center For Economic Analysis And Policy, Old Dominion University

State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads

Over the past decade, Hampton Roads has seen an increase in the construction of multifamily units, leading some to question whether there are too many apartments. Vacancy rates have started to decline and rent increases remain moderate, especially compared to many other cities in the United States.


Part 3: Craft Brewing In Hampton Roads, Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy 2018 Old Dominion University

Part 3: Craft Brewing In Hampton Roads, Dragas Center For Economic Analysis And Policy

State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads

The number of craft breweries in Hampton Roads has increased dramatically in recent years. We trace the development of this trend and explore the impact of craft brewing on our regional economy.


Part 7: Hampton Roads: In Search Of A Social Media Identity, Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion University 2018 Old Dominion University

Part 7: Hampton Roads: In Search Of A Social Media Identity, Dragas Center For Economic Analysis And Policy, Old Dominion University

State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat. These platforms define the lives of many Americans. We inquire to what degree Hampton Roads has an identity on social media and discuss the potential benefits of a social media brand.


Part 6: Hampton City School: The Next Generation Of Learning In Hampton Roads, Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy 2018 Old Dominion University

Part 6: Hampton City School: The Next Generation Of Learning In Hampton Roads, Dragas Center For Economic Analysis And Policy

State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads needs skilled workers. With unemployment approaching historical lows and the demand for a skilled workforce increasing, Hampton City Schools is engaging in an experiment to transform high school education. We delve into this effort and its potential benefit for our region.


Part 5: Welcome To Your New Home: International Migration And Hampton Roads, Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion Universtiy 2018 Old Dominion University

Part 5: Welcome To Your New Home: International Migration And Hampton Roads, Dragas Center For Economic Analysis And Policy, Old Dominion Universtiy

State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads

Most new international migrants to Hampton Roads are educated, married and gainfully employed. We examine the impact of international migration and look at how immigrants are contributing to economic growth in our region.


The State Of The Region: Hampton Roads 2018, Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion University, Vinod Agarwal, Barbara Blake, Chris Colburn, Steve Daniel, Ericha Forest, Ross J. Gore, J. Andrew Hansz, Saloni Jain, Elizabeth Janik, Nikki Johnson, James V. Koch, Tim Komarek, Feng Lian, Sharon Lomax, Janet Molinaro, Brendan O'Hallarn, Maximilien Peker, Michael Phelps, Aiden Thompson, Jay Walker, Hannah White, Ziniya Zahedi 2018 Old Dominion University

The State Of The Region: Hampton Roads 2018, Dragas Center For Economic Analysis And Policy, Old Dominion University, Vinod Agarwal, Barbara Blake, Chris Colburn, Steve Daniel, Ericha Forest, Ross J. Gore, J. Andrew Hansz, Saloni Jain, Elizabeth Janik, Nikki Johnson, James V. Koch, Tim Komarek, Feng Lian, Sharon Lomax, Janet Molinaro, Brendan O'Hallarn, Maximilien Peker, Michael Phelps, Aiden Thompson, Jay Walker, Hannah White, Ziniya Zahedi

State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads

[From the introductory material]

This is Old Dominion University’s 19th annual State of the Region report. While it represents the work of many people connected in various ways to the university, the report does not constitute an official viewpoint of Old Dominion, its president, John R. Broderick, the Board of Visitors, the Strome College of Business or the generous donors who support the activities of the Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy.

The report maintains the goal of stimulating thought and discussion that will ultimately make Hampton Roads an even better place to live. We are proud of ...


Front Matter- 2018 State Of The Commonwealth Report, Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion University 2018 Old Dominion University

Front Matter- 2018 State Of The Commonwealth Report, Center For Economic Analysis And Policy, Old Dominion University

State of the Commonwealth Reports

Cover, front matter, table of contents, sponsors, and other materials for the 2018 State of the Commonwealth Report authored by the Center for Economic Analysis and Policy at Old Dominion University.


Part 1: Virginia Breezes Along, But Are There Storm Clouds On The Horizon?, Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion University 2018 Old Dominion University

Part 1: Virginia Breezes Along, But Are There Storm Clouds On The Horizon?, Center For Economic Analysis And Policy, Old Dominion University

State of the Commonwealth Reports

After an anemic recovery from the Great Recession and sequestration, Virginia’s economy picked up the pace in 2018 and is likely to improve in 2019. We should not, however, grow complacent. There are storm clouds on the horizon. The challenge now is to enact wise policies to foster and sustain economic growth while preparing for the next eventual downturn.


Part 4: A Commonwealth Coming Together Or Growing Apart?, Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion University 2018 Old Dominion University

Part 4: A Commonwealth Coming Together Or Growing Apart?, Center For Economic Analysis And Policy, Old Dominion University

State of the Commonwealth Reports

We shed light on the diversities of circumstances and outcomes that exist in today’s Virginia. The distributions of income and wealth in the Commonwealth provide important information about the extent to which Virginians share an economic destiny.


Part 5: Much Ado About Nothing? Virginia's "Kings Dominion Law", Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion University 2018 Old Dominion University

Part 5: Much Ado About Nothing? Virginia's "Kings Dominion Law", Center For Economic Analysis And Policy, Old Dominion University

State of the Commonwealth Reports

In 1986, Virginia passed into law a requirement that public schools cannot open until after Labor Day unless they met specific conditions for a waiver. In 2017, over 50 percent of Virginia elementary, middle and high school students attended schools that opened prior to Labor Day. We ask whether there is evidence to support the commonly offered arguments for and against the Virginia “Kings Dominion law.”


2018 State Of The Commonwealth Report, Vinod Agarwal, Barbara Blake, Ethan Crouson, Steve Daniel, Nikki Johnson, James V. Koch, Tim Komarek, Feng Lian, Sharon Lomax, Janet Molinaro, Isaiah Smith, Jay Walker, Hannah White, Ziniya Zahedi, Robert McNab 2018 Old Dominion University

2018 State Of The Commonwealth Report, Vinod Agarwal, Barbara Blake, Ethan Crouson, Steve Daniel, Nikki Johnson, James V. Koch, Tim Komarek, Feng Lian, Sharon Lomax, Janet Molinaro, Isaiah Smith, Jay Walker, Hannah White, Ziniya Zahedi, Robert Mcnab

State of the Commonwealth Reports

This is Old Dominion University's fourth State of the Commonwealth Report. While it represents the work of many people connected in various ways to the university, the report does not constitute an official viewpoint of Old Dominion, its president, John R. Broderick, the Board of Visitors, the Strome College of Business or the generous donors who support the activities of the Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy.

The report maintains the goal of stimulating thought and discussion that ultimately will make Virginia an even better place to live. The recent improvements in the Commonwealth's economic performance present ...


Shanghai Made: The Trade Off Between Global Transformation And Social Equity In A Chinese City., Nikhil Amar Inalsingh 2018 Bard College

Shanghai Made: The Trade Off Between Global Transformation And Social Equity In A Chinese City., Nikhil Amar Inalsingh

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


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