Policy Analysis

We conduct numerous studies on the population, economy and public programs locally, statewide, nationally and globally.

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Our faculty pursue research in economics, education, health and taxes that informs public policy.

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Tennessee State Data Center

The Tennessee State Data Center is an independent arm of the Boyd Center that disseminates raw data from the state’s census which we use in our research.

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around the key public policy issues of our day. 


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An Economic Report to the Governor of the State of Tennessee - 2018

This 2018 volume of An Economic Report to the Governor of the State of Tennessee is the forty-second in a series of annual reports compiled in response to requests by state government officials for assistance in achieving greater interdepartmental consistency in planning and budgeting efforts sensitive to the overall economic environment. Both short-term, or business cycle-sensitive forecasts, and longer-term, or trend forecasts, are provided in this report.

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William Fox

Randy and Jenny Boyd Distinguished Professor

Matthew Murray

Ball Corporation Professor in Business

Don Bruce

Douglas A. & Brenda Horne Professor in Business

Celeste Carruthers

Sara Alice and Tommy Bronson Faculty Research Fellow

LeAnn Luna


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