National University System Institute for Policy Research

EconoMeter panel give thanks
U-T SAN DIEGO, November 21, 2014 - Question: What are you most thankful for, economically speaking, this Thanksgiving? Continue reading »
Economists see little change after election
SAN DIEGO DAILY TRANSCRIPT, November 19, 2014 - The recent federal elections will probably have little impact on the San Diego economy, unless Congress finds a way to reduce the constraints of the federal budget sequester, a panel of local economists said at a forum Tuesday at La Jolla's Sanford Education Center. Continue reading »
Republican Victory Could Boost Military Spending Locally
TIMES OF SAN DIEGO, November 18, 2014 - Three economists speaking at National University agreed Tuesday that the Republican victory in the midterm elections could benefit San Diego through an end to blunt cuts in military spending. Continue reading »
Elections will never end
U-T SAN DIEGO, November 15, 2014 - We may look back with fondness at those lingering elections that take five or six days to determine. On Jan. 1 a new state law kicks in that allows people with absentee ballots to mail them on Election Day. This will string out those long vote tallies in close elections even longer. The new law says mail ballots need to be postmarked on Election Day, which means those ballots can arrive up to three days after that Tuesday. Continue reading »
Should GOP Congress tackle tax reform?
U-T SAN DIEGO, November 14, 2014 - Question: Should the newly GOP-controlled Congress tackle tax reform in 2015 – and if so, what's the one change you'd propose? (If not, why not?) Continue reading »

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