Economy

July 22, 2015
CBER director Michael Hicks analyzes the state's employment picture.
July 15, 2015
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks. Note: Network Indiana distributed the story statewide.
June 4, 2015
Source: BBC
BBC News interviews CBER director Michael Hicks.
April 18, 2015
Story notes that the state’s largest program—Ball State —is surviving by pitching itself as an upper-end place where serious students migrate no matter the condition of the economy.
April 17, 2015
Story notes that Sen. Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville, included a $2 million appropriation in the Senate version of Indiana's next two-year budget to launch the Launch effort. He's called on Ball State's Entrepreneurship Center to be the flux in this effort to make it work across Indiana.​ Other media posting similar stories included the Indianapolis Business Journal, WIBC-FM and WISH-TV.
April 6, 2015
Source: News Max
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks.
April 3, 2015
Source: ABC21
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks.
Note: Inside Indiana Business, WIBC-FM, WTPA-TV and WISE-TV also posted this story.
March 27, 2015
Story notes that Dagney Faulk and Mike Hicks at Ball State's Center for Business and Economic Research have written another excellent study of Indiana property taxes.
March 26, 2015
Source: Star Press
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks.
March 19, 2015
Story notes a Ball State study found that Indiana should review its property assessment practices because errors are causing some low-income homeowners to pay too much in property taxes while well-off homeowners pay too little.
March 15, 2015
Story quotes Dagney Faulk, the center's research director — who led the study with co-author and center director Michael Hicks.
March 13, 2015
Story notes that a proposal designed to slow the production of meth in Indiana could come with a hefty price tag according to a new study from Ball State.​
March 10, 2015
Source: PhysOrg
Story notes a CBER study that found Indiana should review its property assessment practices because errors are causing some low-income homeowners to pay too much in property taxes while well-off homeowners pay too little.
March 8, 2015
Source: Star Press
Story notes that the Mounds Lake reservoir proposal has come under fire in a new set of critiques released in recent days by Ball State University experts in urban planning, biology, anthropology, archeology, geology and economics.
Note: Inside Indiana Business posted a similar story.
March 6, 2015
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks.
March 5, 2015
CBER director Michael Hicks is quoted.
Note: AP distributed this story to news media outlets across Minnesota and Wisconsin, including the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
March 5, 2015
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks.
Note: AP distributed the story nationally to various media outlets, including the New York Times.
March 4, 2015
Kokomo Tribune: Adam Smith's views are alive next week
Cecil Bohanon, an economics professor, pens a guest column.
March 2, 2015
Indianapolis Star: Frequent use of TIFs needs careful review
CBER director Michael Hicks pens a column.
February 28, 2015
Indiana Business Journal: Communities lose more than they gain from TIFs
Cecil Bohanon, a Ball State economics professor, coauthors a column, citing a recent study by the university's Center for Business and Economic Research.
February 26, 2015
OUP Blog: Are migrant farm workers disappearing?
Source: OUP Blog
Guest column cowritten by Maoyong Fan, a Ball State economics professor.
February 25, 2015
Terre Haute Tribune-Star: Cities, towns, rural places help each other by thinking regionally, experts say
Story quotes David Terrell, director of economic development policy for the Ball State, and cites a study from the university's Center for Business and Economic Research.
February 23, 2015
Wisconsin Public Radio: Professor downplays economic impacts of right-to-work bill
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks.
February 21, 2015
Indianapolis Business Journal: Economic laws will push gas prices back up
Cecil Bohanon, an economics professor, coauthors a guest column.
February 20, 2015
Indianapolis Star: Solar, wind subsidies are tax on the poor
CBER director Michael Hicks pens a guest column.
Note: This column also was posted by The Star Press and several other Indiana newspapers.
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