National University System Institute for Policy Research

Higher expectations for 2010
December 27, 2009 - One year ago, the nation looked upon the new year of 2009 with a mixture of hope and trepidation, as the nation faced the very real threat of reliving the Great Depression. Continue reading »
Pocket Change: City revenue falls below low ball estimate
December 22, 2009 - Pocket Change regular commentators spent the past week discussing their ideas about the reduced city revenue stream and the long-term effects of the recession: Continue reading »
Region's Ability to Get Defensive Gives Economy Shot in the Arm
December 21, 2009 - The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson arrives in April. The big ship's passage through San Diego Bay will be one of the more conspicuous ways San Diego's military-based economy will show itself. Again in 2010, the military will be a major driver of San Diego's economy. Continue reading »
With Signs of Life, the Biotech Sector Will Hang on in 2010
December 21, 2009 - Innovation will thrive. Money will be tight. Mergers and acquisitions will continue and big pharmaceutical companies will be on the prowl. There are signs of life in the life sciences industry, but there won't be much growth, biotech insiders say. Continue reading »
Challenges Abound as Economic Concerns Linger
December 21, 2009 - Home values are stabilizing, job losses have declined and the Dow Jones industrial average was still above 10,000 as of last week, all signs that a recovery is under way. Yet there is also evidence that the economy both nationally and locally isn't all that rosy, particularly the sorry state of the commercial real estate market and reluctance on the part of businesses to resume hiring. Continue reading »

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