Academic Research

Our faculty help inform public policy through research in economics, education, health and taxes.

Publications & Reports

The Boyd Center conducts research on behalf of multiple public entities to reveal key insights about the economy in Tennessee and across the nation, as well as the efficacy of public programs.

Tennessee State Data Center

The Tennessee State Data Center, housed within the Boyd Center, disseminates data from the U.S. Census Bureau and is a designated State Data Center.

Featured Research

Despite worries about inflation, responses from the most recent Tennessee Business Leaders Survey are upbeat about Tennessee’s economy. About seven-tenths of respondents expect it to be better than the national economy over the next year, largely due to good business investment and strong government leadership. We summarize key themes that emerge in our Winter 2022 report.

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Business Leaders Survey: Inflation Woes Still Alive but Beginning to Ease

Views on inflation are beginning to soften as many state business leaders believe Tennessee’s economy is on a much better trajectory than the nation’s, according to the most recent survey by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research. Conducted in August, the Tennessee Business Leaders Survey shows respondents easing out […]