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

Responses from the most recent Tennessee Business Leaders Survey are upbeat about Tennessee’s economy, with about two-thirds of respondents expecting Tennessee’s economy to improve more rapidly than the national economy over the next year. Business leaders were also less pessimistic about inflation, with only 35.6% believing it’s here to stay. We summarize key themes that emerge in our Summer 2022 report.