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|September 27, 2020||COVID May Amplify Factory Job TrendsFor manufacturing, production continues to grow and employment continues to decline.|
|July 5, 2020||More Presidential Confusion on TradeThe Trump Administration is accelerating the trade imbalance in the quickest way possible.|
|May 24, 2020||Don’t Expand the Trade WarTrade allows us to buy things we cannot efficiently produce ourselves.|
|November 4, 2018||China Is a Poor and Backward NationChina may ultimately prove a significant strategic threat to the United States.|
|January 24, 2016||The End of a Bubble, Version 2016Actions in Iran and China are affecting markets worldwide.|
|August 2, 2015||The Chinese Bubble Is Only the BeginningEconomic growth can come from technology advances, increased productivity, or an increase in human or financial capital.|
|July 12, 2015||Hazards to Our Recovery: China, Greece and TimeWith 84 months of (often sluggish) expansion, roadblocks lie ahead.|
|November 30, 2014||Worries During the Forecasting SeasonAt this rate, our standard of living will double in 80 years.|
|November 27, 2006||Chinese Growth Falling Back to Earth? "...the story of growth in the world’s most populous country is really the tale of two economies."|
|September 17, 2004||Plugging Into the Growth of China "China’s emergence as a world manufacturing center has presented a formidable challenge to other production-oriented economies, including the economy of Indiana."|
Increasing Importance of Summer JobsThese jobs offer an opportunity to learn as well as earn money.
Educational Attainment, the 21st Century Fund and the Future of SchoolingIndiana ranks 42nd in educational attainment.
Big Savings for Ending Prevailing WageMy statistical models show that repealing state prevailing wage laws save taxpayers money.
Re-Thinking Economic Development A large share of the most mobile families—perhaps half—no longer need to live near where they work.View archives