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    Policy Points Volume: 3 Issue: 6
    Author(s):
    Tom Rex
    Published: Tuesday, December 13, 2011

    Keying off of the “Fiscal Framework for Arizona” panel discussion at Morrison Institute for Public Policy’s recent State of Our State conference, here is an analysis of Arizona’s economic performance since the beginning of the last recession compared to previous economic cycles nationally, primarily based on earnings and employment.

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    Arizona Directions Volume: 1 Issue: 1
    Author(s):
    Andrea Whitsett
    Published: Wednesday, November 30, 2011

    Building upon the work of many others who have contributed to quality of life research in Arizona, this report provides a framework for addressing key issues proactively. The data in Arizona Directions are presented in a highly graphic format with must-read information on our competitiveness, individual action steps, opportunities for public-private partnerships, and public policy options – all rooted in a deep understanding that revenue-neutral options are especially important in our current fiscal situation.

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    Mountain Monitor
    Author(s):
    Jonathan Rothwell
    Kenan Fikri
    Published: Monday, March 14, 2011

    This installment of the Mountain Monitor sheds light on a variegated and ambiguous quarter. Those looking for assurances to either start investing or retrench for a double-dip cannot find clear signals in these data.

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    Indicator Insight Volume: 2 Issue: 1
    Author(s):
    Tom Rex
    Published: Sunday, August 1, 2010

    The latest issue of Indicator Insight examines the size and growth of Arizona’s economy and the productivity and prosperity of its residents. Learn about Arizona’s gross product, occupational mix, per capita personal income, and more.

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    Decades Volume: 1 Issue: 3
    Author(s):
    Tom Rex
    Published: Sunday, January 24, 2010

    The biggest economic trend in Arizona over the last decade has been the flat line on various measures of prosperity relative to the national average. Arizona always has been below the national average on measures such as the average wage, earnings per employee, and per capita personal income. However, Arizona compares less favorably now than it did in the 1970s and early 1980s.