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DC Conference: Policy in the Trump Era

Experts in economic impact analysis and guests came together for REMI’s annual Washington DC conference on June 15 – 16 to hear speakers address health care reform, environmental policy, minimum wage, defense spending and other critical policy topics. The theme for this year’s event was “Policy in the Trump Era: National, State, and Regional Economic […]

Evaluating Energy-Efficiency Tax Incentive

REMI evaluated the economic impacts of extending and enhancing a federal tax incentive to encourage energy efficiency in commercial buildings. We estimated the effects on jobs, personal income, and gross domestic product from changes to the Section 179D deduction. The American Institute of Architects, which co-funded the study, announced the results this week. Please check […]

Evaluating the Impact of Local Development

When state and local policy makers want to know the impact of economic development, dynamic economic modeling can provide the answer. Through simulations, analysts can simulate the effects of a proposed development over time.

States Take Lead in Health Care

With the Affordable Care Act likely to remain largely intact for the foreseeable future, state policy makers are reconsidering their options under former President Obama’s signature law.Among the issues policy makers are revisiting is the question of whether or not to expand Medicaid. Under the ACA, states can extend health care insurance through an expansion of […]