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 24 Construction Fatality Digest

Publication Date: December 1, 2017

Roof Falls Lead All Fatal Construction Events. Topics of Interest: The Year in Review, 2017, Disabling Workplace Injuries, Ladder Awareness

The Impact of TennCare: A Survey of Recipients, 2017

Authors: LeAnn Luna, Emily K. Pratt

Publication Date: December 1, 2017

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.

Inability to Collect Sales Tax on Remote Sales Still Harms the Economy

Authors: William Fox

Publication Date: November 6, 2017

Issue 23 Construction Fatality Digest

Publication Date: September 1, 2017

Roof Falls Led Summer Construction Fatalities; Fatal Falls in Residential Roofing; Confined Space: Sewers