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  • UT, Boyd Center Professor Named Co-editor of Economics Journal- January 9th, 2018

    Celeste Carruthers has been appointed co-editor of the Economics of Education Review. Carruthers is the Ed Boling Faculty Research Fellow and an associate professor of economics in UT's Haslam College of Business. She also holds a dual appointment as a research faculty member in the Boyd Center for Business and…

  • Report: Tennessee, US Economies to Continue Growing in 2018- December 19th, 2017

    The Tennessee and national economies will continue to have sustained growth in 2018, according to a report released today by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research. “The economy is on a roll, and growth should continue into 2018 and beyond,” Matt Murray, associate director…

  • Survey: Tennessee commute times to work, median gross rents show growth- December 7th, 2017

    Tennessee’s metropolitan areas experienced an increase in average commute times and median gross rents according to the 2012-16 American Community Survey (ACS) five-year estimates. Released today by the U.S. Census Bureau, Tennessee’s changes are in line with national trends. Tennessee’s median gross rent was $782. Only three Metropolitan Statistical Areas…

  • Study: Tennessee’s Uninsured Number Up Slightly- December 4th, 2017

    A UT report released December 1 shows that Tennessee’s overall uninsured rate increased from the 2016 level of 5.5 percent to 6 percent in 2017. Nonetheless, the reported uninsured rate is still at one of the lowest levels in the past two decades. The Impact of TennCare: A Survey of Recipients, 2017,…

  • Professor Named to President's Council of Economic Advisers- September 15th, 2017

    Marianne Wanamaker, associate professor of economics in the Haslam College of Business, has been appointed as a senior economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. The first active UT professor to serve the council, she moved to Washington, DC, this summer to begin a one-year term. Established by Congress…

  • Census Survey Shows State Continues to Follow National Trends- September 14th, 2017

    Tennessee continued to follow national trends, seeing a decline in its poverty rate for the second year in a row, according to the 2016 American Community Survey (ACS) one-year estimates released Thursday, September 14, by the US Census Bureau. The state’s poverty rate decreased from 16.7 percent in 2015 to…

  • UT Study: Tactical Gear Does Not Cause Police to Be More Aggressive but More Oversight, Transparency Needed- August 29th, 2017

    The acquisition of surplus military equipment through the US Department of Defense Law Enforcement Support Officers 1033 Program does not cause police to be more aggressive, according to a study published this week by a team of researchers from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Boyd Center for Business and Economic…

  • UT Boyd Center Partners with Vanderbilt, THEC to Research ‘Drive to 55’ Outcomes- July 12th, 2017

    KNOXVILLE—The University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research is partnering with Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission to research the effectiveness of initiatives developed under the state’s “Drive to 55” campaign. The partnership, made possible with a…

  • Census: Tennessee’s Median Age Continues to Grow- June 22nd, 2017

    Since the 2010 Census, Tennessee’s population has continued to age and 2016 was no exception, according to the data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau and disseminated by the Tennessee State Data Center. The center is housed within the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam…

  • Census: Nashville, Knoxville Areas Continue to Lead the State in Population Growth- March 24th, 2017

    KNOXVILLE—Tennessee’s overall population continues to grow, with the Nashville and Knoxville metropolitan areas seeing the fastest growth rates in the state, according to the 2016 estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Tennessee’s 2016 population was 6.65 million, which was 0.9 percent more than in 2015. The state ranks…