9.3.21. Simeon Alder. This update includes a summary of the most recent weeks of applications for Employer Identification Numbers (EINs) in Wisconsin and five additional Midwestern states.
6.26.20. Noah Williams. Following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, there have been substantial protests in many cities around the country, and indeed around the world. These protests have brought significant numbers of people into the streets to protest police brutality, racism, and structural inequality. In this brief I use foot traffic data to analyze the dynamics of the protests at different locations around the United States
4.6.20. Chang Liu. The COVID-19 pandemic has now spread across the globe, causing significant economic disruption all over the world. China was the first and one of the hardest-hit countries in this global fight.
5.19.19. Kim Ruhl. In response to the U.S. financial crisis of 2007–2008, the “Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act” (henceforth, the Dodd-Frank Act or just the Act) was enacted on July 21, 2010. This sweeping reform was meant to stabilize the financial system and prevent future crises.
10.26.17. Simeon Alder, David Lagakos and Lee Ohanian. The “Rust Belt,” the heavy manufacturing region bordering the Great Lakes, fared worse than any other region of the United States in the post-World War II period in terms of employment and value added.
Noah Williams Executive Summary: In 2011 Wisconsin adopted the Manufacturing and Agriculture Credit (MAC), which provides credits which largely offset the taxes faced by businesses in those sectors in the state. While manufacturing employment has grown …