Economic Policy

Exploration of the intersection of policy and economic trends, public finance, and economic development

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Race and the Great Recession

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  • Cedric Herring

Chapter 4 of The Illinois Report 2010

This report examines the disproportionate effects of the recession of 2007-2009 on racial minorities.


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The regional economies of Illinois

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  • Rafael Angel Vera

Chapter 3 of The Illinois Report 2010

This report examines the Illinois economy from a regional perspective at the beginning of 2010.


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Fiscal condition critical: The budget crisis in Illinois

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  • Nancy Hudspeth
  • Daniel P. McMillen

Chapter 2 of The Illinois Report 2010

This report examines Illinois' fiscal condition entering 2010 and presents first results from the Fiscal Futures Project budget forecasting model.


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Illinois and the national economy in 2010

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Chapter 1 of The Illinois Report 2010

This report provides an overview of the Illinois economy headed into 2010 as the state began to emerge from the 2007-09 recession.


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The Illinois economy: Taxing business

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  • Nathan B. Anderson
  • Joshua Miller

Chapter 3 of The Illinois Report 2009

This report examines business taxation in Illinois using the criteria of equity, efficiency and simplicity.


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Illinois' fiscal future and the state's economy

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  • Daniel P. McMillen

Chapter 2 of The Illinois Report 2009

This report examines the continuing and projected fiscal problems facing Illinois entering 2009 and draws some links between the state's budget and the state's economy.


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The national economic crisis and the Illinois economy

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Chapter 1 of The Illinois Report 2009

This report presents an overview of economic conditions in Illinois entering 2009.


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Poverty and inequality in Illinois

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  • Emilie Bagby

Chapter 6 of The Illinois Report 2008 

This report examines conditions of poverty in Illinois and compares them with conditions in other states, and examines policies related to poverty and equality entering 2008.


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Illinois energy outlook

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  • Andrew P. Morriss

Chapter 4 of The Illinois Report 2008

This report provides an overview of the energy and utility industries in Illinois entering 2008. 


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The Illinois economy

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Chapter 2 of The Illinois Report 2008

This report presents a review of economic conditions in Illinois entering 2008.


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