Fiscal and Economic Effects of Medicaid Expansion

[SLIDES] A Fiscal and Economic Analysis of Medicaid Expansion – Sondra Collins, Senior Economist at University Research Center
[RECORDING] A Fiscal and Economic Analysis of Medicaid Expansion – Sondra Collins, Senior Economist at University Research Center
Dr. Sondra Collins, Senior Economist at University Research Center (URC), a Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) division, will be presenting “Fiscal and Economic Effects of Medicaid Expansion.” This discussion explored the fiscal and economic impacts of Medicaid expansion in Mississippi on revenue, real GDP, employment, and labor force changes.

In addition, Dr. Collins provided an overview of the “A Fiscal and Economic Analysis of Medicaid Expansion in Mississippi under the Affordable Care Act” study completed by her and her team. You can view the full report by clicking here.

How Rising Housing Prices Impact State Economies

[RECORDING] How Rising Housing Prices Impact State Economies
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[HANDOUT] How Rising Housing Prices Impact State Economies
In 2020 and 2021, the US has seen astronomical housing market inflation rates in the last two years. Rising housing prices affect more than individuals looking for homes, impacting state economy revenues and expenditures. REMI hosted an educational webinar, “How Rising Housing Prices impact State Economies,” demonstrating our Tax PI model.  

During this training, our analyst, Guyesha Blackshear, demonstrated how the REMI Tax PI model could assess and estimate the fiscal and economic effects of tax and other policy changes. 

REMI PI+ Model Training: Google and Apple Hubs in Raleigh, NC

[SLIDES] REMI PI+ Model Training: Google and Apple Hubs in Raleigh, NC
[RECORDING] REMI PI+ Model Training: Google and Apple Hubs in Raleigh, NC
[HANDOUT] REMI PI+ Model Training: Google and Apple Hubs in Raleigh, NC
Last spring Google and Apple announced they were opening locations in Raleigh, North Carolina. The anticipated launch for both companies is 2023; they both claim to add 300 more jobs to the state in 2022 and 500 more in 2023. REMI hosted an educational webinar, “REMI PI+ Model Training: Google and Apple Hubs in Raleigh, NC,” demonstrating our PI+ model. The discussion was about North Carolina’s future outcomes by hosting two large tech company hubs within the same city.

Transportation, Inflation, and the Supply Chain

[SLIDES] Transportation, Inflation, and the Supply Chain

[RECORDING] Transportation, Inflation, and the Supply Chain

REMI hosted a webinar, “Transportation, Inflation, and the Supply Chain,” on March 2, at 2:00 p.m.  

This webinar covered the temporary Ambassador Bridge closure shows that supply-chain disruptions may continue to dodge the economy in 2022. Fred Treyz, Cheif Economist, is CEO, discussed the link between transportation, the supply chain, and the economy.  

Component shortages have led to adverse supply shocks in the automotive and other industries; labor shortages in trucking and other sectors have increased production costs, and geopolitical events have pushed the price of crude oil to multi-year highs. 

Inflation represents the top challenge to Federal, state, and local policymakers. Using the REMI TranSight/SEI model, we estimate the impact of inflation using socioeconomic indicators for wage groups, racial/gender categories, and educational level. Furthermore, we show how investments in transportation can lead to better economic outcomes.

How Economic Impact Analysis Models Equip the Utility Industry – Patrick Kelly, FirstEnergy & Jim Robey, Ph.D., Robey Analytics, LLC.

Recording of How Economic Impact Analysis Models Equip the Utility Industry

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From emerging policies to technology advancements, the utility industry is undergoing a transformation that has significant implications for regional development.

We hosted “How Economic Impact Analysis Models Equip the Utility Industry,” our special guest webinar on Wednesday, February 16. This discussion featured Patrick Kelly, Director of Economic Development at FirstEnergy, and Jim Robey, Ph.D., Principal at Robey Analytics, LLC.

During this presentation, Mr. Kelly provided an overview of FirstEnergy’s strategic initiatives to build resilient utility systems, create 21st-century jobs, and develop clean energy sources. Dr. Robey continued the discussion by examining a compilation of studies emphasizing how larger utility companies are approaching analytics including using impact models that Robey Analytics, LLC. has produced on behalf of FirstEnergy.

Finally, Chris Judson, Managing Economic Associate at REMI, concluded with a brief examination of the REMI model methodology supporting these analyses and how economic modeling informs the rapidly changing energy industry.