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. Our research has appeared in publications such as The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Tennessean.

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Issue 27 Construction Fatality Digest

Publication Date: December 1, 2018

Roof Falls Decrease & Regional Breakdown; Top Construction Standard Violations During 2018

The Impact of TennCare: A Survey of Recipients, 2018

Authors: LeAnn Luna, Emily K. Pratt

Publication Date: October 29, 2018

The Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee, under contract with the Department of Finance and Administration of the State of Tennessee, conducted a survey of Tennessee residents to ascertain their insurance status and use of medical facilities and their level of satisfaction with the TennCare program. A target sample size of 5,000 households allows us to obtain accurate estimates for subpopulations. The Boyd Center prepared the survey instrument in cooperation with personnel from the Division of TennCare.

Issue 26 Construction Fatality Digest

Publication Date: September 1, 2018

Roof falls decrease; Top ranking events by Region; Free training – Falls in Construction

Economic Impact of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, on the State of Tennessee

Authors: William F. Fox, Lawrence M. Kessler

Publication Date: August 27, 2018

Using detailed revenue and expenditure data, this study examines the economic impact on the state of Tennessee of the education, research and athletics that were produced by UT Knoxville in Fiscal Year 2017 (from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017), which includes the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 academic year. The university’s sizable economic impact is generated through spending made by the university, its students, and campus visitors.