Dispersion in State Economic Health Continues to Grow

June 29, 2015

This week we look at look at the State Economic Indexes recently released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and in the Map of the Week, highlight the predictable, but remarkable change in drought conditions in Texas.

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http://www.lumesis.com/pdf/DispersioninStateEconomicHealthContinuestoGrow.pdf

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The Megaproject Paradox

June 22, 2015

This week we look at look at the Megaproject Paradox as written about by Brent Flyvbjerg.

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http://www.lumesis.com/pdf/TheMegaProjectParadox.pdf

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BEA Publishes (and Revises) State GDP Data … Is There a Better Yard Stick?

June 15, 2015

This week we look at the recently released State level GDP data.

Click here to read the rest of this week’s commentary: http://www.lumesis.com/pdf/BEAPublishesandRevisesStateGDPData.pdf

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Labor Force Participation Stabilizing Nationally with Significant Local Variation

June 8, 2015

This week we survey Labor Force Participation at the national, State and county levels.

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New DIVER Geo Scores and the Diverging Economies of the Appalachian States

June 1, 2015

This week we review our proprietary DIVER Geo Score, highlight the strongest and weakest States as well as provide you a link to get the scores themselves. We also focus on the divergent economies of Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia.

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http://www.lumesis.com/pdf/NewDIVERGeoScoresandtheDivergingEconomiesoftheAppalachianStates.pdf

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How Valuable Are Private Sector Economic Projections? NY Counties Fiscal Health

May 26, 2015

This week we examine whether private sector amateur economists are any better at predictions than the professionals and revisit a comparison of fiscal and economic health in New York State.

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http://www.lumesis.com/pdf/HowValuableArePrivateSectorEconomicProjections.pdf

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State (and Local) Economic Dispersion, Effectiveness of MCDC, Puerto Rico Index

May 18, 2015

This week we continue our discussion from last week of economic dispersion around the nation, first by expanding on a topic from a Washington Post column, then by looking at Continuing Claims data.  We also discuss the effectiveness of MCDC and review the GDB’s index of Puerto Rico’s economic health.

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http://www.lumesis.com/pdf/StateandLocalEconomicDispersionEffectivenessofMCDCPuertoRicoIndex.pdf

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