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  • Report: Tennessee Showing Signs of Economic Recovery as COVID-19 Pandemic Continues- December 16th, 2020

    Positive economic growth is expected over the next year for Tennessee, although it may be rocky and somewhat sporadic as the state digs out of the recession brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The state’s economic forecast is explored in a report released today by the Boyd Center for Business…

  • TN-PEARL Launches Website to Share Research and Resources on Higher Education in Tennessee- November 17th, 2020

    A new website has launched for the Tennessee Postsecondary Evaluation & Analysis Research Lab (TN-PEARL) that aims to make the lab’s research about higher education in Tennessee simple to access and easy to understand. TN-PEARL is a joint partnership of the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at the…

  • Boyd Center Surveys Tennessee Business Leaders on Economy, COVID-19- September 9th, 2020

    Tennessee business leaders expect the state’s economy to improve more quickly than the nation’s over the next year, largely in part due to strong business investment and government leadership, according to a new survey conducted by the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.…

  • Tennessee Should Do More to Support Students to Complete Postsecondary Education, Economic Report Finds- July 13th, 2020

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee’s progress in getting more students to attend and complete postsecondary education is threatened by the economic disruption of COVID-19, according to a report released today by the Boyd Center on Business and Economic Research and the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE). The digital report, Driving Forward:…

  • Boyd Center Professor Named First Female Editor-in-Chief of Economics Journal- February 21st, 2020

    Celeste Carruthers has been appointed editor-in-chief of the Economics of Education Review. She is the journal’s third editor-in-chief in its 39-year history and the first woman to serve in that role.  Carruthers, the James and Joanne Ford Faculty Research Fellow, is an associate professor of economics in the Haslam College of Business at…

  • UT Study: Driverless Cars Will Reshape Tennessee Economy, Everyday Life- January 27th, 2020

    Big changes are in store for Tennesseans over the next decade, according to a new study. It finds that the rise of driverless cars and transition to electric vehicles will not only open new opportunities in the state, but also transform jobs, companies and potentially industries—completely reshaping Tennessee’s economy, tax…

  • 2019 Population Estimates Show Continued Growth in Tennessee, Southeastern States- January 21st, 2020

    New population estimates show Tennessee is still the 16th most populous state in the U.S., but it’s now within 63,000 people of 15th-ranked Massachusetts. The Tennessee State Data Center—housed in the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research in the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville—analyzed…

  • Report: Tennessee Economic Growth Will Continue at a Slower Pace in 2020- January 7th, 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. The likelihood of a recession remains very low, according to a report released today by the Boyd Center…

  • Boyd Center Population Projection Forecasts Increases in Middle Tennessee, More Seniors- December 12th, 2019

    By 2040, the state’s population is estimated to grow by more than 1 million people, and one in five of those Tennesseans will be 65 or older, according to the 2018-2070 Population Projections released this week by the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business. About…

  • Census 2020: UT Expert Answers Questions about the Upcoming Count- November 7th, 2019

    The U.S. Census will take place on April 1, 2020, and a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, expert says it’s important for everyone, including college students, to be counted. The U.S. Constitution requires that the census be conducted every 10 years and Tennessee, which has been included in every federal census,…