Research Studies

The Economic and Business Research Center carries out applied research on a wide variety of topics pertaining to economic conditions and trends in Arizona, the Western states, and in the U.S.-Mexico border region.

Arizona-Mexico Economic Indicators: Arizona's Trade and Competitiveness in the U.S. - Mexico Region, Annual Report 2016
Vera Pavlakovich-Kochi, Ph.D., Alan Hoogasian, Maile L. Nadelhoffer, Laurie Sheldon (pp47). May 15, 2016.
Extending the Border Zone to the Entire State of Arizona: Estimated Expenditures and Economic Impact Simulations, 2013-2016  
Alberta H. Charney, Ph.D., and Alan Hoogasian  (pp22). March 12, 2015
Fresh Produce and Production Sharing: Foundations and Opportunities for Nogales and Santa Cruz County  
Vera Pavlakovich-Kochi, Ph.D., and Gary D. Thompson, Ph.D. (pp55). September 25, 2013.
Troubling Trends in Arizona College Attainment 
George W. Hammond, Ph.D. (22pp). September, 2013.
Locally-Based Entrepreneurs in Sahuarita: Building an Entrepreneurial Culture
Maile L. Nadelhoffer, Alberta H. Charney, Ph.D., Valorie Hanni Rice, Kathy Ward, Christine Hamilton-Pennell, Don Macke (pp137). June 2012.
96th Arizona Town Hall, April 25-28, 2010, Tucson, Arizona. Building Arizona’s Future: Jobs, Innovation & Competitiveness.  
Background report coordinated by The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. 
Vera K. Pavlakovich-Kochi, Ph.D., and Jen E. McCormack, Editors.  Alberta H. Charney, Thomas Combrink, Stephen Cornell, Erik Glenn, Ronald J. Gunderson, Jim Holway, Jen E. McCormack, Lora Mwaniki‐Lyman, Ben Lyon, William P. Patton, Vera Pavlakovich‐Kochi, Jeffrey Peterson, Tom R. Rex, Jim Rounds, James Tamerius, Marshall J. Vest, Andrea Whitsett (190pp). April 2010.
RTA Economic Impact Study and Revenue vs. Bid/Cost Comparison, Final Report 
Alberta H. Charney, Ph.D. (11pp). December 21, 2009
Arizona-Sonora Region: Economic Indicators and Regional Initiatives
Vera K. Pavlakovich-Kochi, Ph.D., and Jaewon Lim, Ph.D., 2009 
Economic and Revenue Impact of $1 Million in Sustained Cancer Research Funds   
Alberta H. Charney, Ph.D. and Marshall J. Vest, Director (82pp). December, 2008 
Town of Sahuarita Workforce Assessment Survey 2008  
Maile L. Nadelhoffer and Kathy Ward (29pp). August, 2008 
Arizona's Energy Sector: An Overview of Sources, Consumption Patterns, and Policy   
Daniel Jensen and Maile L. Nadelhoffer (30pp). August, 2008 
Mexican Visitors to Arizona: Visitor Characteristics and Economic Impacts, 2007-08   
Vera K. Pavlakovich-Kochi, Ph.D. and Alberta H. Charney, Ph.D. (9pp). February, 2008 
Astronomy, Planetary and Space Sciences Research in Arizona: An Economic and Tax Revenue Impact Study   
Vera K. Pavlakovich-Kochi, Ph.D., Alberta H. Charney, Ph.D., Lora Mwaniki-Lyman (29pp). October, 2007 
Town of Sahuarita Workforce Assessment Survey 2007  
Maile L. Nadelhoffer and Kathy Ward (27pp). May, 2007 
A Strategic Assessment of the Economic Benefits of Investments in Research in Arizona   
Alberta H. Charney, Ph.D., Kent Hill, Ph.D., Dennis Hoffman, Ph. D., Jose Lobo, Ph.D., and Maile Nadelhoffer. (117pp). April, 2007 
The Role of Arizona Cities and Towns in the State's Economy   
Tanis J. Salant, D.P.A.; Alberta H. Charney, Ph.D.; Marshall J. Vest. October, 2006. 
The University of Arizona Economic and Tax Revenue Impacts FY 2004  
Alberta H. Charney, Ph.D. , Vera K. Pavlakovich-Kochi, Ph.D.,  
Lora Mwaniki-Lyman and Sushila Umashankar, Ph.D. (30pp). November, 2005. 
Modeling Practices and Their Ability to Assess Tax/Expenditure Economic Impacts  
Alberta H. Charney, Ph.D., and Marshall Vest (54 pp). October, 2003. 
University of Arizona Research Expenditures: Generating Jobs, Wages and Tax Revenues in the Local Economy, An Economic and Tax Revenue Analysis for FY 2002  
Alberta H. Charney, Ph.D., and Vera K. Pavlakovich-Kochi, Ph.D. (30pp). February, 2003.  
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The Economic Impacts of Mexican Visitors to Arizona: 2001   
Alberta H. Charney, Ph.D., and Vera K. Pavlakovich-Kochi, Ph.D. (30pp). July, 2002. 
Arts in Tucson's Economy: An Economic and Tax Revenue Impact Study  
Vera K. Pavlakovich-Kochi, Ph.D. and Alberta H. Charney, Ph.D. (36pp). May 17, 2001. 
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Companies in Tucson/Pima County: Economic and Tax Revenue Impacts During FY 2000-2001  
Vera K. Pavlakovich-Kochi, Ph.D. and Alberta H. Charney, Ph.D. (28pp). June 1, 2000. 
Impact of Entrepreneurship Education: An Evaluation of the Berger Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Arizona, 1985-1999   
Alberta H. Charney, Ph.D., and Gary Libecap, Ph.D. (134 pp). Revised Final Report, November 29, 2000. 
The University of Arizona: An Investment in Arizona's and Pima County's Future: An Economic and Revenue Impact Analysis    
Alberta H. Charney, Ph.D. and Vera K. Pavlakovich, Ph.D. (20 pp). September, 1999. 
Tourism in the Tucson Metropolitan Area: Characteristics and Impacts of Overnight Visitors, 1995-1996   
Alberta H. Charney, Ph.D., and Julie Leones, Ph.D. (65 pp). February, 1997. 
Impact of High Technology Industry on the Arizona Economy  
Alberta H. Charney, Ph.D., and Julie Leones, Ph.D. (56 pp). October, 1995.

 

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