National University System Institute for Policy Research

EconoMeter panel weighs Trump economics
SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, July 22, 2016 - Q: Would the policies outlined so far by Donald Trump be good the U.S. economy? Continue reading »
Focus: Is no tipping the answer to wage hike?
SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, July 20, 2016 - San Diego restaurateur Arturo Kassel is taking on dining's long entrenched culture of tipping and eliminating it come Jan. 1 when he will instead add a service charge to diners' bills in hopes of blunting the impact of mandated wage hikes. It's a daring move but an unavoidable one, says Kassel, as San Diego — and the state — begin implementing a series of increases in the minimum wage. Continue reading »
EconoMeter panel looks to next 6 months
SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, July 15, 2016 - Q: Will the second half of 2016 be better than the first half, economically? Continue reading »
Brexit — what do San Diego analysts think?
SAN DIEGO READER, July 13, 2016 - Throughout Britain in the month of June, anti-Brexit propaganda was ubiquitous. Brexit, the vote on Britain dropping out of the European Union, or EU, "was dismissed, mocked and ridiculed. It was for lunatics and madmen," wrote Daniel Greenfield of "Anyone who wanted to leave was a fascist. Economists warned of total collapse if Britain left the EU." On June 24, the results of the vote were becoming clearer by the hour: Brexit and its madmen were going to win. They did. Was this a precursor of a swing to fascism? Hardly. Continue reading »
All-Star Game: A summer economic assist?
SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, July 11, 2016 - Q: Will the All-Star Game Week activities boost San Diego's economy? Continue reading »

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