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The role of colleges and universities in building local human capital

Colleges and universities can contribute to the economic success of a region by deepening the skills and knowledge?or human capital?of its residents. Producing graduates who join the region?s educated workforce is one way these institutions increase human capital levels. In addition, the knowledge and technologies created through research activities at area universities may not only attract new firms to a region but also help existing businesses expand and innovate. These ?spillover effects? can in turn raise the region?s demand for high-skilled workers.
Current Issues in Economics and Finance , Volume 17 , Issue Oct

Gross state product: New England 1969-1985

Monograph , Paper 6

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How does public infrastructure affect regional economic performance?

Bridge collapses and water main explosions focus national attention on the crumbling condition of the nations infrastructure. Catastrophic infrastructure failures are always a momentary spur to debate on the nations capital investment policies. But increasingly these negative developments have been accompanied by economists claims that public capital investment makes a significant contribution to national output, . productivity, growth, and international competitiveness ; This paper explores the impact of public capital on economic activity at the state and regional level. The author ...
New England Economic Review , Issue Sep , Pages 11-33

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How diversified is New England?

Despite steady growth in the United States economy over the past eight years, several regions of the country have suffered severe economic slumps. Oil-producing and agricultural states in particular have experienced economic conditions that usually occur only during national recessions. Lack of diversity in the economies of these regions contributed to their economic problems. ; Recently, it has been New Englands turn; its economic performance has deteriorated significantly. This article examines the diversity of the New England economy. The author finds that New England has a diverse ...
New England Economic Review , Issue Nov , Pages 3-16

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Regional economic conditions and the FOMC votes of district presidents

It is often argued that the institutional structure of the Federal Reserve System influences the formulation and attainment of national monetary policy goals. District Bank presidents do play a major role in the formulation of monetary policy. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York always has one of twelve votes at the policy-making Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meetings, and four of the remaining eleven votes rotate among the other Reserve Bank presidents. ; This article tests whether regional economic performance excessively influences the votes of District Bank presidents. The article ...
New England Economic Review , Issue Mar , Pages 3-16

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Changes in the structure of wages: a regional comparison

This article sets out to examine changes in the structure of mens wages in the 1980s, on a regional basis. The analysis corroborates evidence presented by other authors of a rising return to skill in the United States during the decade. It also demonstrates that the changes in wage structure were not uniform across regions. ; The wages of college graduates rose in all regions relative to the less educated, but to varying extents and perhaps for different reasons. The study finds that changes in relative supplies of labor were generally not behind the rising returns to skill. Rising returns to ...
New England Economic Review , Issue Jul , Pages 45-61

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Infrastructure and regional economic performance: comment

Widely disparate results have flowed from various attempts to analyze the impact of public investment in tangible infrastructure on measures of economic activity. The author takes the substantial body of data put together by Munnell and Cook for 48 states over the years 1970 to 1986 and uses the data in pooled time series regressions, in pooled cross sections, and finally in distributed-lag investment functions. ; The authors results support Munnells finding that states that have more capital have greater output, even after taking into account both their amounts of labor (nonagricultural ...
New England Economic Review , Issue Sep , Pages 47-58

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Shifting regional fortunes: the wheel turns

New England Economic Review , Issue May , Pages 27-40

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The dollar, structural change and the New England miracle

New England Economic Review , Issue Sep , Pages 47-57

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New England gross product

New England Economic Indicators , Issue Q I , Pages iv-viii



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