economics

May 25, 2010 - 8:45am
By: Anonymous
Milwaukee County Parks Director Sue Black's assertion last week that her department lacks the funds to take over the Farm and Fish Hatchery has reignited debate about the farm. This year's county budget transferred the program – a perennial target...
July 7, 2009 - 8:55am
Tax incremental financing (TIF) is the most widely used economic development tool of local governments in Wisconsin. TIF uses future property tax revenue to provide up-front assistance for real estate developments. Notable projects such as Grand...
May 29, 2009 - 8:00am
By: Anonymous
Lately, mention of child care is likely to evoke recollections of scandal and fraud. What sometimes gets ignored is that child care is an industry in its own right that makes a sizeable contribution to the regional economy.The Public Policy Forum’s...
April 22, 2009 - 10:30am
By: Anonymous
The health of America’s big corporations dominates daily business and economic news. But as market watchers contemplate whether the latest corporate earnings statements signal that the current economic crisis has hit bottom, policymakers can ill-...
January 6, 2009 - 9:46am
In economic theory there's a notion called deadweight loss, or market inefficiency, which impacts a consumer when the value of an item's utility is less than the price paid for it. What does that have to do with Brett Favre? According to Stephen...
November 13, 2008 - 9:49am
By: Anonymous
From the sound of this week’s Journal Sentinel article entitled, “Bank branches proliferate in state,” our community streets are being practically taken over by bank branches. The president of Community Bankers of Wisconsin is quoted as saying “...
November 7, 2008 - 9:22am
This week none other than The New York Times and National Public Radio are making national stories from news about local school districts in our state. It's a reminder that Wisconsin is, in fact, on the globe.The story, covered locally by the...
August 21, 2008 - 10:00am
What do Ed McMahon and Eric Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, have in common? They've both faced foreclosure on their homes. It’s an interesting tale as told by Paul Willen, senior economist at the Boston Fed, who...
April 24, 2008 - 9:35am
A recent issue of The Economist includes a small blurb on new research published in the Journal of Public Economics by two Wisconsin economists. Scott Adams, of UWM, and Chad Cotti, of UW-Oshkosh, have found that when public smoking bans are...
April 15, 2008 - 11:14am
Sometimes a picture is worth...well, you know. The New York Times recently had a graphic mapping the subprime mortgage foreclosure crisis nationally, using data from major metropolitan areas. The map indicates Milwaukee isn't experiencing the crisis...

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