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Economic Growth Institute  |  2017

Economic Growth Institute 2017 Annual Report

Paula Sorrell, Director, Economic Growth Institute  |  2018

How Michigan Harnesses University Brainpower to Boost Startups

Roland Zullo and Yijun Liu  |  2017

Contending With Defense Industry Reallocations: A Literature Review of Relevant Factors

The authors review research on the destabilizing effects of defense department reallocations at the firm and community levels, with the intent to inform current intervention policy for assisting firms and regions dependent on defense spending and to lay the groundwork for evaluative research.

Paula Sorrell and Melda Uzbil  |  2016

Speeding Commercialization in a University Setting

Paula Sorrell  |  2015

15 Lessons Learned

From a state's investments in its tech economy 10 years and $1B later.

Paula Sorrell & Dave Grossman  |  2016

Getting Technology to Product Faster using Technology Roadmapping

A rapid design to facilitate commercialization, used to assist more than 200 tech start-ups.

Penelope B. Prime, Donald Grimes, and Mary Beth Walker  |  2016

Exploring Wage Determination by Education Level: A U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Area Analysis From 2005 to 2012

The purpose of this study is to explain urban wage differentials with a special focus on educational levels. The authors explore whether the share of people with a bachelor’s degree or higher in the community matters to the wages of those within specific educational cohorts, accounting for cost of living, human capital externalities, consumer externalities, policy factors, and local labor market conditions.

Roland Zullo  |  2016

Food Service Privatization in Michigan’s Prisons: Observations of Corrections Officers

Our research sought to better understand the structural and behavioral changes to prison operations that accompanied prison food service privatization. In late 2013, the Michigan Department of Corrections outsourced food provision for 32 correctional facilities. Focus group interviews of corrections officers stationed in the kitchen and chow hall area at the time of the transition provide insight into how privatization affected officer duties, inmate relations, security and custody, and the prison environment.

Bruce Pietrykowski  |  2015

Participatory Economic Research: Benefits and Challenges of Incorporating Participatory Research into Social Economics

Participatory action research (PAR) and community-based participatory research (CBPR) involve traditional subjects of research in the co-creation of research design, data collection, and analysis. PAR has been used in the fields of public health, education, and geography. A case study of a local economy CBPR project will be discussed. The increasing use of field and

George A. Fulton and Donald R. Grimes  |  2015

The Economic Outlook for Oakland County in 2015-2017, Final Report

Many times over the past thirty years when we prepared our reports on the county, the message has been that the Oakland economy is on a roll. We are delivering the same message this year. In the current recovery since 2009, Oakland County’s job growth at 12.8 percent has significantly outstripped the 6.0 percent rate recorded for the nation as well as the 8.0 percent rate posted for Michigan.