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Academic Research

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

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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.

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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

Three in four respondents in our most recent Tennessee Business Leaders Survey said there were not enough appropriately trained workers for their industry, and half added that Tennessee should improve training and education opportunities to expand the supply of workers. We summarize key themes that emerge in our Winter 2024 report.