Center for Business and Economic Research News

UT Study: Satisfaction with TennCare Highest in History

TennCare, the state’s expanded Medicaid program offering medical assistance for low-income children, pregnant women and disabled adults, received its highest satisfaction score to date from its recipients. That was among the findings in a survey recently released by UT Knoxville’s Center for Business and Economic Research.

UT Report to the Governor: State Economy Improving S-L-O-W-L-Y

It took more than two years to get into this economic mess, and it’s likely going to take more than two years from now to get out of it. Simply put, that’s the forecast in the 2010 Economic Report to the Governor, an annual report prepared by the Center for Business and Economic Research at UT Knoxville.

Magazine Names UT’s Bill Fox to Its All-Decade State Tax Team

State Tax Notes magazine recently printed a list of the most influential people in the state and local tax world during the past 10 years. Bill Fox, director and professor of economics at the Center for Business and Economic Research at UT Knoxville, is part of that all-decade team.

UT Study: Tennessee Schools Face Widening Teacher Gap

The number of teachers in Tennessee public school systems will not keep up with future demand, forcing school systems to look elsewhere, including out of state, to find teachers to educate the state’s growing population of school-age children. That is the major finding in “Supply and Demand for Teachers in Tennessee,” a study released today by the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at UT Knoxville.

UT Report: Tennessee is Seeing ‘Piecemeal Signs’ of Recession Easing

The economy is on the upward slope, but the climb is going to be a steep one. That’s the good news — and the bad news — described in “The Tennessee Business and Economic Outlook: Fall 2009,” a report just issued by the Center for Business and Economic Research at UT Knoxville. The report looks at both the U.S. and the Tennessee economy, and notes that the nation is recovering more quickly than the state.

UT Study: UT Knoxville Campus Has More Than $900M Impact on State Economy

A new study shows that the combined economic impact of UT Knoxville on the state of Tennessee is more than $915 million. Because of the broad range of purchasing and relationships that the campus and its employees have statewide, UT economists say this impact translates to 1.8 additional jobs for every person working on campus, and $3.10 in income for every dollar directly earned by university employees.