The State of the Rural Economy in Indiana
In this study, researchers from CBER and CLASP compare rural and urban places, examine economic inputs and special issues, and summarize findings and probable influences on the economic future of rural Indiana.
Indiana's Poor Economic Recovery, 2010-2019
This policy brief reviews Indiana’s relative performance during the 2010-2019 economic recovery, followed by an examination of factors contributing to the relative decline of the state economy 2009-2019, and concludes with a summary and policy recommendations.
What Contributed to COVID Learning Loss in Indiana's Schools?
This study examines the effects of COVID-19 on measures of student learning in Indiana schools. We consider student demographics, baseline test performance, and school characteristics and enrollment trends, as well as the share of time spent in a virtual or hybrid classroom. Published Jan. 18, 2022.
Indiana Economic Outlook Luncheon 2022
The annual Indiana Economic Outlook luncheon was held on December 9, 2021, and included the economic forecast and a panel discussion. The event was sponsored by First Merchants.
School Choice and State Spending on Education in Indiana
Using data on 2019-20 student transfers among public, charter, and private school options, we examine differences in state funding if these transfer students had attended the traditional public school in the district in which they reside versus the enrolled district or school. Published June 11, 2021.
COVID-19 Response: Community Resiliency in the Hoosier State (Policy Brief Series)
To better understand the varied effects of COVID-19 in communities throughout Indiana, a survey of local government officials was conducted by Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (AIM), the Association of Indiana Counties (AIC), and Ball State University researchers at the Bowen Center for Public Affairs, CBER, and Indiana Communities Institute.
The purpose of these policy briefs is to provide government policymakers and community decision-makers with more comprehensive and in-depth data on budgetary/fiscal stress, technology, administration, public health, and community health as decisions are made regarding resource allocation and policy development.
How Many School-Age Children Lack Internet Access in Indiana?
This study explores regional variation in internet access among Indiana households with school-age children. The lack of access likely resulted in significant differences in the quality and quantity of school instruction received by Hoosier students during the Spring 2020 school closings caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Likewise, this lack of internet access will make virtual learning difficult for some children if schools opt to have online education for the upcoming school year. Published July 9, 2020.
- Authors: Srikant Devaraj, Dagney Faulk, Michael J. Hicks, and Yuye Zhang
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COVID-19 Effects on Indiana’s State and Local Taxes
The goal of this study is to help state and local policymakers better understand the fiscal impacts of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic and aid with budget planning considerations. We also hope that our work will help federal policymakers understand the risks of diminished public services to state and local economies. Published June 10, 2020; updated June 12, 2020.
- Authors: Dagney Faulk, Michael J. Hicks, and Srikant Devaraj
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