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Economic & Public Policy Research

Tag: Public Policy

  1. Jun 2017
    Produced for the New England Foundation for the Arts By the Economic and Public Policy Research Group of the UMass Donahue Institute
  2. Nov 2016
    The Economic and Public Policy Research (EPPR) group at the UMass Donahue Institute (UMDI) conducted research on the young adult labor force in Massachusetts. Research has shown that in recent years, labor force participation has declined among young adults (16 to 24 years old).
  3. Sep 2016
    Click title for the report's key findings. The Institute's client MassDevelopment manages the 4000-plus acre property. This is the fourth such report the Institute has provided MassDevelopment about Devens.
  4. Feb 2016
    An economic analysis of Gateway Cities and the 10 designated TDI Districts in Development.
  5. Jun 2015
    This business growth study looked at small-and medium-sized businesses (5 to 500 employees) in the Knowledge Corridor region of Connecticut and western Massachusetts. This analysis combines data from separate studies released by EPPR regarding growth businesses in the Pioneer Valley and the Capital Region of Connecticut.
  6. Apr 2015
    This business growth study looked at small-and medium-sized businesses (5 to 500 employees) in Hartford and Tolland Counties from the years 2007 to 2012, examining factors such as employment levels, sales and economic conditions to gauge strength of the region and its economic performance and prospects.
  7. Oct 2014
    In partnership with MassINC, the UMass Donahue Institute’s Economic and Public Policy Research group published an educational attainment forecast, looking at the problems the Massachusetts economy will confront as the large and highly skilled Baby Boom generation ages out of the state’s workforce.
  8. Sep 2010
    Since 1969, Chapter 40B of the Massachusetts General Law has provided a unique tool for the development of affordable housing.
  9. Apr 2009
    This report summarizes the results of 2009 University of Massachusetts/Citizens Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) housing poll conducted by the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute. This is the fourth such poll conducted in recent years.
  10. Nov 2008
    The survey, designed collaboratively, provides a broad look at the needs and current conservation strategies for Boston’s small businesses related to energy, clean technology, waste management and the purchasing of green products.
  11. Apr 2007
    The Economic and Public Policy Research Unit recently prepared a major industry study for the Massachusetts High Technology Council.
  12. Oct 2004
    This study, exploring commuting patterns between regions in Massachusetts, finds that commute times in Massachusetts, which were roughly in line with the national average two decades ago, have since increased considerably and at a much faster pace than the nation as a whole. Time lost to commuting increased by nearly 20 percent between 1990 and 2000.
  13. Dec 2003
    This research analyzes recent migration patterns in Massachusetts, examining both the magnitude of migration over the last 12 years and the characteristics of migrants.
  14. Oct 2003
    A comprehensive study of the fiscal impact of new housing development in Massachusetts prepared for the Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association.
  15. Jun 2002
    This study describes the effects of two decades of boom and bust on workers and families, analyzing winners and losers in a new state economy.
  16. Jan 2002
    This report presents the findings of a survey of individuals and organizations aligned with bTech.
  17. Jun 1997
    A two-year study conducted for the Citizens' Housing and Planning Association.

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