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.
1.29.21. Simeon Alder. In recent years, a growing literature has analyzed the effects of various shocks and policies on local employment growth.
9.25.20. Simeon Alder. This update to the “Business Formation during the COVID-19 Pandemic” report includes the business formation statistics from calendar weeks 39 through 42 and the state-level labor market data for the month of September. Labor market conditions and business applications are linked using the same accounting approach as the original report and the four previous updates
4.8.20. Simeon Alder. The imposition of numerous social distancing measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has curtailed economic activity significantly. The impact, however, varies across industries and one of the challenges at this time is to measure the impact in a timely manner.
3.28.19. Simeon Alder. The decline of business dynamism in the United States has garnered considerable attention in recent years. Academic research has highlighted various aspects of this decline in dynamism,
among them the rise in market share concentration, the aging of firms, the rise in mark-ups, or the disappearance of young, high-growth firms. In this report, we review the available data with a particular focus on Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial activity.
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.