National University System Institute for Policy Research

Economist: San Diego Would be Helped by Sequestration Delay
POWAY PATCH, December 31, 2012 - A possible delay in automatic federal spending cuts until at least March would be good news for San Diego's economy, the president of the National University System Institute for Policy Research said Monday. Continue reading »
House Won't Vote Before Midnight On 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal
KPBS, December 31, 2012 - The House will miss the midnight Monday deadline lawmakers set for voting to avoid the "fiscal cliff." House Republicans notified lawmakers that the chamber will vote Monday evening on other bills. They say that will be their only votes of the day. Continue reading »
Recession Reconfigures Local Jobs Landscape
SAN DIEGO BUSINESS JOURNAL, December 31, 2012 - San Diego took a beating in the Great Recession, but a new study reveals just how bad it was. The massive cuts hit every sector but took a particularly heavy toll on middlewage paying positions, so much so that it's had a stratifying effect on the area's overall economic make-up, according to a report done by National University System Institute for Policy Research. Continue reading »
Housing demand is up, inventory is low, and prices are increasing in San Diego
SAN DIEGO DAILY TRANSCRIPT, December 27, 2012 - The housing market took a turn six months ago with increased demand leading to higher prices and competition for inventory, according to a group of real estate professionals at a roundtable discussion hosted by The Daily Transcript. Continue reading »
Economy for 2013: San Diego worse than state, nation?
SAN DIEGO READER, December 26, 2012 - Are you tired of sluggish economic growth? Well, you could live in Europe, which is in a recession, or Japan, which has been struggling since 1989. Local economists look for slow growth in the United States, California, and San Diego next year, amid continuing global woes — and maybe even a sharp slowdown in booming China. Continue reading »

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