Beacon Hill Institute

The Federal Davis-Bacon Act: The Prevailing Mismeasure of Wages

Sarah Glassman, Micheal Head, David G. Tuerck, Paul Bachman
February 1, 2008

In the United States, federal, state and local governments spend about $300 billion annually on construction projects.

The Public Sector ‘Union’ Effect: Pushing Up Unfunded Pension Liabilities and State Debt

Ryan Murphy and Paul Bachman
May 23, 2013

The Great Recession of 2008 left state and local governments exposed to structural deficiencies that threaten their ability to deliver basic public services.

The Economic Impact of Colorado’s Renewable Portfolio Standard

David G. Tuerck, Ph.D., Paul Bachman, MSIE, Michael Head, MSEP
February 7, 2011

Executive Summary:

The Economic Impact of Arizona's Renewable Energy Standard and Tariff

David G. Tuerck, Ph.D., Paul Bachman, MSIE, Michael Head, MSEP
April 3, 2013

Study: Arizona’s renewable mandate should give cause for concern for new commission

Review of ‘Impact of Proposed Energy Tax Plan for Florida'

Review of John M. Urbanchuk
September 24, 2012

Tax subsidies for the renewable energy industry will punish the Florida economy and kill jobs throughout the state.

The Projected Economic Impact of Proposal 3 and Michigan's Renewable Energy Standard

David G. Tuerck
September 21, 2012
If Proposal 3 passes, Michigan would likely have 10,540 fewer jobs in 2025, according to a new Mackinac Center-Beacon Hill Institute study.

The Economic Impact of Pennsylvania’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard

David G. Tuerck, Paul Bachman, Michael Head
December 19, 2012

Pennsylvania’s current Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard law will raise the cost of electricity by $2.55 billion for the state’selectricity consumers in 2021, within a range of $1.71 bill

The Economic Impact of Missouri's Renewable Energy Standard

The Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University
November 1, 2012

Renewable power mandates in Missouri are likely to cost state residents nearly $6 billion between now and the year 2021, economists at the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University report.

Eleventh Annual State Competitiveness Report

Jonathan Haughton, Frank Conte, Erta Muca
July 31, 2012

“A state is competitive if it has in place the policies and conditions that ensure and sustain a high level of per capita income and continued growth.”

The Enterprise Value Tax: What it Means for the Massachusetts Economy

David G. Tuerck, Paul Bachman, Frank Conte
December 9, 2011

President Obama’s Plan for Economic Growth and Deficit Reduction contains a provision that would tax, as ordinary income rather than capital gains, the net proceeds from the sale of what is deem

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