Policy Analysis

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

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Academic Research

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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Researching & informing conversations

around the key public policy issues of our day. 


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Tennessee Regional Labor Market Analysis

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development contracted with the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at the University of Tennessee to develop comprehensive labor market profiles of ten economic regions of the state.

An Economic Report to the Governor of the State of Tennessee - 2019

The U.S. economy continued to grow strongly in 2018, with early estimates indicating that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will grow by 3.1 percent to over $20 trillion.

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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


Boyd Center to Study Impact of New $6.2M Knox Promise Initiative

The new Knox Promise initiative announced last week will provide additional financial and coaching support to help students succeed in college, and UT’s Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research will study the effects of the new pilot program.

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