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Economic Development

An Assessment of the West Michigan Construction Skilled-Trade Environment, George Erickcek , Principal Investigator

An Economic Development Strategy for Charlevoix County - A Feasibility Study, Michelle Miller-Adams , Principal Investigator

Development and Implementation of a Data System that Generates Community Impact and Social Return on Investment of the Muskegon-Oceana Michigan Works!, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

Economic Impact of Zoetis Corporation’s Operations on Kalamazoo-Portage MSA, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

Establishing Performance Indicators for Southwest Michigan First, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

Estimating the Economic Impact of Northwestern Michigan College, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

Genesee-Lapeer-Shiawassee Region V Planning and Development Commission-Region 6 Regional Prosperity Plan, George Erickcek , Principal Investigator

Identifying Persistent Regional Economic Distress due to the Great Recession, Timothy J. Bartik , Principal Investigator

Learning Network Scorecard, Randall W. Eberts , Principal Investigator

New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan Evaluation, Randall W. Eberts , Co-Principal Investigator and George A. Erickcek , Co-Principal Investigator

Pew Project, Timothy J. Bartik , Principal Investigator

Preparation of an Economic Development Strategic Plan for the City of Waco, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

Preparation of a Project Scope Document for Development of a Recreational Impact Model, George Erickcek , Principal Investigator

Procurement Technical Assistance Center of Southwest Michigan (PTAC), Ben Damerow , Principal Investigator

Short-Term Planning Assistance for the Southcentral Michigan Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (EDA Investment No: 06-86-05876), George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

Valuing Transportation Infrastructure, Randall W. Eberts , Principal Investigator

Workforce Demand Study for Construction Employees, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

The Berrien County Economic Indicators Report, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

Analysis of Washington High Tech Tax Credit, Kevin Hollenbeck , Co-Principal Investigator and Timothy J. Bartik , Co-Principal Investigator

Assessment of Expected Cost Savings and the Economic Development Impact of the City of Grand Rapids and Kent County Consolidation (Phase 1), George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

Evaluation of WIRED Generations II and III, Kevin Hollenbeck , Principal Investigator

Fiscal Benefit-Cost Analysis and an Economic Impact Statement for a Proposed Conference Center in South Haven, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

Economic Development Research Project to Assess the Effectiveness of the Economic Development Administration's Partnership Program, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

Economic Impact of Kalamazoo College, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator and Brad R. Watts

Attracting Capital to Distressed Areas, Timothy J. Bartik , Principal Investigator

Economic Impact of Oaklawn Hospital Operations on the City of Marshall, Michigan and Calhoun County, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

Estimating the Importance of Design to Businesses in West Michigan, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

The Impact of State and Local Taxes on Growth Using Improved Tax Measures, Timothy J. Bartik , Principal Investigator

Update of the Flint Economic Dashboard, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

Federal Highway Administration Economic Growth Study, Randall W. Eberts , Principal Investigator

A Database for Measuring Industrial and Occupational Strengths and Potential in Michigan’s Economic Regions, Timothy J. Bartik , Co-Principal Investigator and George A. Erickcek , Co-Principal Investigator

Estimate on Economic Impact of Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport on Kalamazoo, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

Labor Market Analysis of the Central Area Michigan Works Region, Brad R. Watts , Co-Principal Investigator and George A. Erickcek , Co-Principal Investigator

The Economic Impact of Southwest Michigan First on theKalamazoo-Portage MSA, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

Development of an Economic Dashboard for the Flint Region, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

Environment Scan for the Calhoun Area Michigan Works, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

Evaluation of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) Regional Development Programs Nationwide, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

Higher Education, the Health Care Industry, and Metropolitan Regional Economic Development, Timothy J. Bartik , Co-Principal Investigator and George A. Erickcek , Co-Principal Investigator

Michigan Competitiveness for Economic Development Report, Timothy J. Bartik Co-Principal Investigator and George A. Erickcek Co-Principal Investigator

Education

Annual Survey of Students in Education for Employment (EFE) Programs in Kalamazoo County, Kevin Hollenbeck , Principal Investigator

Assessing the Impact of Place-Based Scholarships on Post-Secondary Attainment and Local Economic Development, Michelle Miller-Adams , Principal Investigator

A Study of the Impact of Michigan’s K-12 Educational Funding on Student Achievement Gaps, Kevin Hollenbeck , Principal Investigator

A Study of the Impact of Michigan’s K-12 Educational Funding on Student Achievement Gaps (Skillman Grant No. 201400169), Kevin Hollenbeck , Principal Investigator

Cost Estimate for a Lynchburg Promise, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

Cost Estimate for a Promise Program at Springs Valley Schools, Michelle Miller-Adams , Principal Investigator

Cost Estimate for a Saranac Promise, Michelle Miller-Adams , Principal Investigator

Educational Initiatives in KPS, Marta Lachowska , Co-Principal Investigator and Timothy J. Bartik , Co-Principal Investigator

Evaluation of KPS Summer Reading Program, Brad J. Hershbein , Principal Investigator

Feasibility Study and Cost Estimate of a Hamilton Promise Program, Michelle Miller-Adams , Principal Investigator

Feasibility Study for a Charlevoix Promise, Michelle Miller-Adams , Principal Investigator

Feasibility Study for a Mid-North Promise, George Erickcek , Principal Investigator

Kalamazoo County Committee for Early Childhood Education (Ready 4s) Assessment, Timothy J. Bartik , Principal Investigator

Lifetime Earnings and College Quality: the NBER-Thorndike-Hagen Data Revisited, Stephen A. Woodbury , Principal Investigator

Longer-Term Effects of the Kalamazoo Promise: College Enrollment, Persistence, and Completion, Brad J. Hershbein , Principal Investigator

Lumina Community Partners for Attainment, Bridget Timmeney , Principal Investigator

Lumina Community Partnerships for Attainment Grant, Bridget Timmeney , Principal Investigator

New Models of Student Financial Support: Students Can’t Afford Not to Know, Brad J. Hershbein , Principal Investigator

Student Loan Conference Co-sponsorship, Kevin Hollenbeck , Co-Principal Investigator and Brad J. Hershbein , Co-Principal Investigator

The Effects of Pre-K Access and Quality on Social Inequality, Timothy J. Bartik , Principal Investigator

Assessing the Value of Promise Scholarship Programs, Michelle Miller-Adams , Co-Principal Investigator and Randall W. Eberts , Co-Principal Investigator

Cost Estimate for a Jacksonville (IL) Promise, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

Cost Estimate for a Rockford Promise, Michelle Miller-Adams , Principal Investigator

Cost Estimate for the Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Challenge Scholarship, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

State of Oregon Promise, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

2012 Supplemental Education Services Online Survey, Kevin Hollenbeck , Principal Investigator

Cost Estimate for a McKinney Promise, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

Cost Estimate for a Newark Promise, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

Cost Estimate for Lansing Promise, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

Econometric Value of Macomb Community College, Kevin Hollenbeck , Co-Principal Investigator and George A. Erickcek , Co-Principal Investigator

Cost Estimate for a Beloit Promise, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

Kalamazoo Area College Access Network (KACAN) Planning Grant, Randall W. Eberts , Principal Investigator

Early Childhood Programs and Local Economic Development, Timothy J. Bartik , Principal Investigator

Evaluation of Reading Recovery in the Kalamazoo Public Schools, Randall W. Eberts , Principal Investigator

Feasibility Study of a College Scholarship Program for Toledo, Ohio, George A. Erickcek , Co-Principal Investigator and Michelle Miller-Adams , Co-Principal Investigator

Kalamazoo Promise Community Engagement, Randall W. Eberts , Principal Investigator

Development of a Conceptual Economic Model for the Davenport Promise, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

Economic Impact of a Potential Scholarship Program for the LaCrosse Area, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

Indiana 21st Century Workplace Skills Initiative Evaluation Design and Implementation, Kevin Hollenbeck , Principal Investigator

Investing in the Success of the Kalamazoo Promise, Randall W. Eberts , Co-Principal Investigator and Michelle Miller-Adams , Co-Principal Investigator

The Economic Impact of Albion College on the City of Albion, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

The Economic Development Effects of Early Childhood Programs, Timothy J. Bartik , Principal Investigator

Preschool Education as an Economic Development Program, Timothy J. Bartik , Principal Investigator

International Issues

Measuring Globalization, Susan N. Houseman , Principal Investigator

The Role of Manufacturing in a Jobs Recovery, Susan N. Houseman , Principal Investigator

Effects of NAFTA on the U.S. Labor Market, Christopher J. O'Leary , Co- Principal Investigator and Randall W. Eberts , Co-Principal Investigator

Start-ups and Economic Growth, John S. Earle , Principal Investigator

Entry and Growth in Romania and Georgia, John S. Earle , Principal Investigator

Spatial Implications of Infrastructure: a Europe and Central Asia Regional Study, John S. Earle , Principal Investigator

The Impact of Globalization on the Measurement of Economic Statistics, Susan N. Houseman , Principal Investigator

Regional Markets in Russia, John S. Earle , Principal Investigator

Eastern and Central Asia Regional Productivity Study, John S. Earle , Principal Investigator

Serbia Performance Measurement, Christopher J. O'Leary , Principal Investigator

Labor Market Issues

Demonstration of the Short-time Compensation Program, Susan N. Houseman , Co-Principal Investigator and Christopher J. O'Leary , Co-Principal Investigator

Domestic Outsourcing in the United States, Susan N. Houseman , Principal Investigator

Evaluating the Effects of Poland's Pension Reform, Marta Lachowska , Principal Investigator

Expenditure, Sentiment, and Uncertainty: Identifying Shocks to Consumer Confidence Using Daily Data, Marta Lachowska , Principal Investigator

Hamilton Project -- Work Sharing, Susan Houseman , Principal Investigator

Implications of Economic and Policy Changes for Employment Contracts and Job Quality, Marcus Dillender , Principal Investigator

Peer review of the Work Sharing Program Evaluation – Program File Review Report, Susan N. Houseman , Principal Investigator

Staffing Services Employment, Susan N. Houseman , Principal Investigator

The Effect of Medicare on the Younger Spouse, Marcus Dillender , Principal Investigator

Workplace Relations and Wages, Marta Lachowska , Principal Investigator

Worksharing in the U.S. and Europe, Susan N. Houseman , Principal Investigator

Auto Workers and Their Communities: Analysis and Conferences, Randall W. Eberts , Principal Investigator

Employment Impacts of Environmental Regulation, Timothy J. Bartik , Principal Investigator

Labor Force Participation in Mississippi and Other States, Stephen A. Woodbury , Principal Investigator

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) Roundtable on Displaced Workers, Christopher J. O'Leary , Principal Investigator

Case Studies on Effective Labor/Management Relations, Randall W. Eberts , Principal Investigator

The Consequences of Temporary Agency Employment for Low-Skilled Workers, Susan N. Houseman , Principal Investigator

Creating the 21st-Century Workforce, Robert A. Straits Co-Principal Investigator and George A. Erickcek Co-Principal Investigator

Retiree Health Benefits, Stephen A. Woodbury , Principal Investigator

Unemployment, Disability, & Income Support Programs

Benefit Generosity, Unemployment Duration, and Take-up Rates, Stephen A. Woodbury , Principal Investigator

Chapter on Unemployment Insurance for Oxford Handbook of U.S. Social Policy, Stephen A. Woodbury , Principal Investigator

Constructing an Unemployment Insurance Financing Guide and Developing Alternative Methodologies for Experience Rating of State Unemployment Insurance Taxes, Stephen A. Woodbury , Principal Investigator

Economic Research on the Joint Contributions of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Unemployment Insurance (UI) to the Nation's Social Safety Net, Christopher J. O'Leary , Principal Investigator

Long-Term Effects of Reemployment Programs, Stephen A. Woodbury , Principal Investigator

Michigan Prisoner Reentry Pilot, Robert A. Straits , Principal Investigator

The Effects of Relaxing the Work Search Requirement on Job Match Quality, Marta Lachowska , Principal Investigator

UI Financing in the U.S., Christopher J. O'Leary , Principal Investigator

UI Recipients Longitudinal Survey, Christopher J. O'Leary , Principal Investigator

Workers' Compensation and Worker Safety Research, Marcus Dillender , Principal Investigator

Assessment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Workforce and Unemployment Insurance Provisions, Randall W. Eberts , Principal Investigator

Louisiana UI Financing, Christopher J. O'Leary , Principal Investigator

Occupational Disease Claim Study in Washington State’s Workers’ Compensation System, Kevin Hollenbeck , Principal Investigator

Kansas Profiling and Reemployment Services Referral System, Christopher J. O'Leary , Principal Investigator

North Carolina UI Financing, Christopher J. O'Leary , Principal Investigator

What Happens When TANF Leavers Lose Their Jobs?, Christopher J. O'Leary , Principal Investigator

What Works for Whom? Active Labor Market Policy and Programs, Christopher J. O'Leary , Principal Investigator

Unemployment Insurance Usage by Disabled Individuals, Kevin Hollenbeck , Principal Investigator

Benefit Equity, Adequacy and Efficacy for Serious Injuries: An Empirical Analysis of Workers’ Compensation Programs, H. Allan Hunt , Principal Investigator

Expert Advisory Panel on Occupational Health and Safety, H. Allan Hunt , Principal Investigator

Extension of Washington Pension System Review, H. Allan Hunt , Principal Investigator

Georgia Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services (WPRS) Model Update, Christopher J. O'Leary , Principal Investigator

SCOPE: Securing Children’s Opportunities, Possibilities and Empowerment Program, Robert A. Straits , Principal Investigator

British Columbia Workers' Compensation Core Services Review Revisited, H. Allan Hunt , Principal Investigator

Unemployment Insurance Modernization in Kentucky, Christopher J. O'Leary , Principal Investigator

Evaluation of the Goodwill Industries Training Program, Randall W. Eberts , Principal Investigator

Jobs, Employment, & Training, Randall W. Eberts , Principal Investigator

Use of Unemployment Insurance and Employment Services by TANF Leavers, Christopher J. O'Leary , Principal Investigator

Links between Unemployment Insurance and TANF, Christopher J. O'Leary , Principal Investigator

Workforce Development

AARP Employment Policy for Older Workers, Christopher J. O'Leary , Principal Investigator

Evaluation of the Battle Creek Jobs Fund, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

How Sectoral Initiatives Can Help to Solve the Youth Unemployment Problem, Kevin Hollenbeck , Principal Investigator

Identification of Today’s Occupational Demand and Tomorrow’s Required Skills for Talent 2025, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

Independent Audit of the State's Evaluation of the Training Benefits Program, Kevin Hollenbeck , Principal Investigator

Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge Grants Evaluation (JIAC Evaluation), Kevin Hollenbeck , Principal Investigator

Local Job Creation in the U.S. (OECD-LEED), Randall W. Eberts , Principal Investigator

Refining Workforce Education Supply and Demand Analysis, Kevin Hollenbeck , Principal Investigator

Responding to Skills Mismatch in American Manufacturing, Kevin Hollenbeck , Co-Principal Investigator and Randall W. Eberts , Co-Principal Investigator

Net Impact and Cost-Benefit Evaluation of Washington State’s Workforce Training System, Kevin Hollenbeck , Principal Investigator

Employer Incentives to Participate in an Employer Resource Network, Kevin Hollenbeck , Principal Investigator

Study of Washington's Unemployment Training Benefits Program, Kevin Hollenbeck , Principal Investigator

Talent 2025, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

Evaluation of Battle Creek CAREERS, Kevin Hollenbeck , Principal Investigator

Evaluation of the Mobile Outreach Training Program, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator

Workforce Development Programs in Indiana: a Return on Investment Study, Kevin Hollenbeck , Principal Investigator

Overview of the Employment Service, Christopher J. O'Leary , Principal Investigator

Evaluation of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Workforce Programs, Kevin Hollenbeck , Principal Investigator

Evaluation of Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund, Kevin Hollenbeck , Principal Investigator

Health Care Apprenticeships in Michigan, Robert A. Straits , Principal Investigator

Net Impact and Cost-Benefit Evaluation of Washington State’s Workforce Training System, Kevin Hollenbeck , Principal Investigator

Occupational Forecast for Berrien County, George A. Erickcek , Principal Investigator