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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.

Use the search field below to find Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research publications by title, author, or date of publication.

The Impact of TennCare: A Survey of Recipients, 2015

Authors: LeAnn Luna, Angela R. Thacker

Publication Date: October 1, 2015

The Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) 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. A target sample size of 5,000 households allows for obtaining accurate estimates for subpopulations. CBER prepared the survey instrument in cooperation with personnel from the Bureau of TennCare.

Who Benefits Under Insure Tennessee?

Authors: William F. Fox, Matthew N. Murray, Matthew C. Harris

Publication Date: January 1, 2015

Why do so many Tennesseans not have health insurance? A large part of the answer may simply be cost. In this report, the Boyd Center used data from The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System produced by the Centers for Disease Control, the American Community Survey and healthcare.gov to provide a profile of Tennesseans who would be eligible for insurance under Insure Tennessee.

The Impact of TennCare: A Survey of Recipients, 2014

Authors: LeAnn Luna, Angela R. Thacker

Publication Date: September 1, 2014

The Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) 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. A target sample size of 5,000 households allows for obtaining accurate estimates for subpopulations. CBER prepared the survey instrument in cooperation with personnel from the Bureau of TennCare.

The Impact of TennCare: A Survey of Recipients, 2013

Authors: William Hamblen, William F. Fox, LeAnn Luna

Publication Date: September 1, 2013

The Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) 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. A target sample size of 5,000 allowed for obtaining accurate estimates for subpopulations. CBER prepared the survey instrument in cooperation with personnel from the Bureau of TennCare.

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