The Department of Economics produces research identifying national and state economic trends that inform the policy debate.


We work in conjunction with the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research and the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.


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From taxation to social programs, energy, the environment, global security, leadership and government, our faculty define the conversation.

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Report: Tennessee Economic Growth Will Continue at a Slower Pace in 2020

Strong economic growth in Tennessee and the United States is expected to continue for the 10th straight year in 2020, although that growth will continue to slow as it did in 2019.

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