Economy

April 19, 2014
A study by CBER is focus of story.
April 4, 2014
Source: WIBC FM
CBER director Michael Hicks is quoted.
March 26, 2014
CBER director MIchael Hicks is quoted.
March 25, 2014
Source: Detroit News
CBER director Michael Hicks pens a guest column.
March 21, 2014
CBER research is quoted.
March 11, 2014
CBER director Michael Hicks pens a guest column.
March 10, 2014
CBER director Michael Hicks is quoted and his research is cited.
March 7, 2014
Source: Detroit News
CBER director Michael Hicks pens a guest column.
March 7, 2014
CBER director Michael Hicks is interviewed.
February 19, 2014
Source: WIBC FM
CBER director Michael Hicks is quoted.
February 18, 2014
CBER director Michael Hicks is quoted.
February 12, 2014
Editorial focuses on school merger issue raised by recent CBER report.
February 10, 2014
Ball State University's Center for Business and Education Research says many of Indiana's rural public school corporations could save money by merging with similar districts.
Note: Story also posted by Times of Northwest Indiana.
February 7, 2014
Source: Detroit News
CBER director Michael Hicks penned a guest column.
February 7, 2014
Source: WIBC FM
CBER director MIchael Hicks is interviewed.
January 28, 2014
CBER director Michael Hicks discusses the impact of raising minimum wages.
January 21, 2014
Website for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News runs column by Ball State economist Michael Hicks looking at Federal Reserve's policy options.
January 16, 2014
Retail giant is most influential corporation to help promote higher wages and better worker safety in Fla. Wal-Mart's sizable influence with suppliers — what some dub "the Wal-Mart" effect — could make that happen, as well as help make the standards pushed for by the coalition industry standards, said Michael Hicks, an economics professor at Ball State University whose research has focused on Wal-Mart. When a buyer out of Bentonville says, 'This is what I want out of tomatoes,' that influences all of the tomato market," Hicks said. "It may not change everything, but it will influence anybody who wants to sell tomatoes through Wal-Mart."
Note: Associated Press distributed this story nationally and throughout Canada.
December 21, 2013
Ball State University economist Michael Hicks put it this way: “Santa himself” couldn’t have delivered a more important Christmas present to Hoosiers.
December 11, 2013
Michael Hicks thinks 2014 will be “a pretty tough year” for the U.S. economy. The Ball State University economist and director of Center for Business and Economic Research has only a slightly rosier outlook for west-central Indiana.
December 5, 2013
Center also releases tax abatement study.
November 22, 2013
A Ball State University economist says employment-based tax credits are more effective than tax abatement in attracting jobs to Indiana. Center for Business and Economic Research Director Mike Hicks says between 2005 and 2010, state EDGE credits created one manufacturing job per $1,000, while local abatements resulted in one manufacturing job per $30,000 in tax dollars lost. Hicks expands on the research in an interview to air this weekend on Inside INdiana Business Television, including member affiliate WTHR-13.
November 22, 2013
While the city had a larger percentage gain, Fort Wayne continues to lag significantly behind the national average annual income, which is more than $45,000. There’s still reason to stand up and cheer, said Michael Hicks, a professor of economics at Ball State University and director of the school’s Center for Business and Economic Research. He attributes the higher income percentage to companies paying employees more and an influx of workers into the job market.
November 21, 2013
Thanks to China and Saudi Arabia, Ball State University enrolled a record number of international students this fall.
November 7, 2013
Source: Detroit News
CBER director Michael Hicks penned a guest column about how to help minimum wage workers.
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