R.T. Young, Ph.D. Business Economics
Have you ever heard someone say “So and so is moving to Florida for the beautiful weather” or “So and so wants to live in California so he can go to the beach every day?”
These statements indicate that some individuals move because of the weather.
Of course, the weather isn’t the only reason individuals might move to Florida or California.
Continue reading What Matters More When it Comes to Moving Between States – Weather or Taxes?
Andrey Kamenov, Ph.D. Probability and Statistics
As we continue to explore the U.S. Census Bureau County Business Patterns data, we take a look at the fastest-growing industries. To visualize the dynamics, we plot the relative change of job numbers from 2000 through 2012. The following figure contains the data for all industries with at least 5 million people employed, starting from 100 percent in 2000.
Continue reading Professional services jobs are soaring, making it the fastest-growing industry
Benjamin Schultz, Ph.D. Geography
There are very few events that have the ability to bring people together (or to push them apart) quite like sports. Sports franchises have the ability to become the public face for an entire city. As such, big city mayors from Boston to San Francisco are jumping on board to participate in the current boom in the construction of sports-related facilities. According to the Brookings Institution, American cities spent over seven billion dollars on new facilities in the first decade of the 2000s, most of which came from public sources.
Continue reading The Economic Impacts of New MLS Stadiums
Kristine Barseghyan, Ph.D. (ABD) Social Sciences
In a way, college education has greater symbolic value for ordinary Americans than wealth — today 85 percent of Americans think going to college is a big part of the American Dream, while only 69 percent think so about wealth.[i]
Continue reading Generation Y – Freshly Educated and Deeply Indebted