Updates & Announcements from IGPA

All Announcements and Updates from IGPA

December 1, 2016

U of I Flash Index falls in November

The University of Illinois Flash Index dropped in November to 104.1 from 104.3 the previous month. It was the third consecutive month that the measure of economic activity in Illinois has dropped.

October 25, 2016

IGPA's Fiscal Futures Project teams with Volcker Alliance for new 50-state budget analysis project

IGPA's Fiscal Futures Project is a partner with the Volcker Alliance

October 12, 2016

New Illinois Economic Review shows state lost jobs in September at rate faster than nation

The Illinois Economic Review for September 2016 has been published by the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory. It reviews the labor and employment picture in Illinois.

October 3, 2016

New U of I Flash Index posted

The University of Illinois Flash Index, compiled by IGPA expert J. Fred Giertz, has been posted for September.

July 29, 2016

Announcing the 2016 Edgar Fellows

Forty emerging leaders from throughout Illinois have been selected as 2016 Edgar Fellows in the fifth year of an initiative to

May 16, 2016

Fiscal Futures Project report re-published by State Tax Notes

A report by IGPA's Fiscal Futures Project policy initiative team was re-published in the May 16th edition of State Tax Notes, a publication of Tax Analysts, a non-profit that publ

May 2, 2016

Flash Index drops to lowest level since December 2012

The University of Illinois Flash Index, which tracks economic activity in the state, fell for the second consecutive month in April, dropping to its lowest level since December 2012.

April 22, 2016

ILACHE to present Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously to Jorge Chapa

 The Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education (ILACHE) has announced that it will present a Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously to Professor Jorge Chapa, an IGPA demographer and sociologist who died in October 2015. 

April 1, 2016

Flash Index down; Illinois falling behind national economy

The U. of I. Flash Index declined in March to 105.1 from its 105.6 level in February.

February 12, 2016

Revenue, spending at midpoint of FY16

New analysis by the Fiscal Futures Project finds that Illinois’ budget impasse has put spending on autopilot while revenue is down significantly.