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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, 2012

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

Publication Date: September 1, 2012

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.

The Impact of TennCare: A Survey of Recipients, 2011

Authors: William Hamblen

Publication Date: November 1, 2011

The 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 in order to ascertain their insurance status and use of medical facilities. Given the necessity of obtaining accurate estimates for subpopulations, a target sample size of 5,000 was agreed upon. The survey instrument was prepared in cooperation with personnel from the Bureau of TennCare.

The Impact of TennCare, Survey of Recipients 2010

Authors: William Hamblen, William F. Fox

Publication Date: August 1, 2010

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.

The Impact of TennCare: Survey of Recipients, 2009

Authors: Christopher Carty, WIlliam F. Fox

Publication Date: August 1, 2009

The Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee contracted with the Department of Finance and Administration of the State of Tennessee to conduct a survey of Tennessee residents in order to ascertain their insurance status and use of medical facilities. Given the necessity of obtaining accurate estimates for subpopulations, a target sample size of 5,000 was agreed upon. The survey instrument was prepared in cooperation with personnel from the Bureau of TennCare. The survey was conducted by telephone between April and June, 2009. The survey was conducted with a Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing System, utilizing a random-digit dialing based sample. Four calls were made to each residence, at staggered times, to minimize nonrespondent bias. The design chosen was a "Household Sample," and the interview was conducted with the Head of the Household. The University of Tennessee Social Science Research Institute administered the survey.

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