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  • It's Getting Repetitive: A Strong Economy for Another Year
    • The National Real Outlook
    • International Trade
    • Federal Reserve Policy and Interest Rates
    • The Financial Markets
  • Continued Expansion Anticipated for Indiana
    • Indianapolis
    • Columbus
    • Fort Wayne
    • Richmond-Connersville-New Castle
    • South Bend/Mishawaka and Elkhart/Goshen
    • Lafayette
    • Louisville-Jeffersonville-New Albany
    • Kokomo

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PDF Summer 1997

  • Indiana County Population Estimates for 1996
  • Another Decade, Another Census: 2000 and Counting
  • The American Community Survey: More Data More Often
  • Estimates of the Number of Households, by State, in 1990 and 1996
  • County Population Possibilities for the Year 2020

1996

PDF Outlook 1997 (December 1996)

  • The National Economic Outlook
    • Risks to the Forecast and Economic Policy Issues for the President and Congress
    • Housing
  • Indiana's Economy
    • Indianapolis
    • Anderson
    • Bloomington
    • Columbus
    • Fort Wayne
    • Kokomo
    • Louisville-Jeffersonville-New Albany
    • Muncie
    • Northwest Indiana
    • Richmond-Connersville-New Castle
    • South Bend/Mishawaka and Elkhart/Goshen
    • Terre Haute

PDFOctober 1996

  • The Health Insurance Challenge for Indiana
  • The Contribution of Indiana's Food and Agricultural System to the Hoosier Economy

Updates


PDF June 1996

  • Redefining Reality: New Measures of Output and Inflation
  • Inside the Labor Force Estimates: A Look at the Unemployment Rate
  • Back Home in Indiana: A Migration Profile

Updates


PDF April 1996

  • Big Growth in Small Places and Suburban Communities
  • Future Trends in Indiana's School Enrollment
  • Indiana Continues to Grow
  • Almost All Indiana Counties Growing in Population

Updates

1995

PDF Outlook 1996 (Winter 1995)

  • The 1996 Outlook: Introduction and Overview
    • Private Domestic Demand
    • Fiscal and Monetary Policy
    • The International Economy
    • Capital Markets
    • Housing
  • Indiana
    • Anderson
    • Columbus
    • Evansville
    • Fort Wayne
    • Indianapolis
    • Louisville-Jeffersonville-New Albany
    • Northwest Indiana
    • Richmond-Connersville-New Castle
    • South Bend/Mishawaka and Elkhart/Goshen
    • Terre Haute
    • Wabash County

PDF Fall 1995

  • Information Watch
  • Projected Household Trends for Counties, 1995 to 2030

Updates


PDF September 1995

  • Household Projections for Indiana 1995 to 2030

1994

PDF Outlook 1995 (Winter 1994)

  • Consumer Spending and Business Investment
  • Monetary and Fiscal Policy
  • The International Economy
  • Corporate Profits, Interest Rates, and the Stock Market
  • Housing
  • Indiana
  • Indianapolis
  • Northwest Indiana
  • Fort Wayne
  • Evansville
  • Anderson
  • Kokomo
  • South Bend/Mishawaka and Elkhart/Goshen
  • Terre Haute
  • Columbus
  • Lafayette
  • Richmond-Connersville-New Castle

PDF Midyear Review (Summer 1994)

  • A Midyear 1994 Business and Economic Outlook: An Economy Full of Surprises
  • Consumer Spending and Nonresidential Investment
  • Gross Private Domestic Investment
  • Fiscal and Monetary Policy
  • The International Economy
  • Real Estate Markets
  • Real Estate Markets
  • Indiana's Employment Record?
  • Indianapolis
  • Evansville
  • Northwest Indiana
  • South Bend/Mishawaka-Elkhart/Goshen
  • Bloomington
  • Terre Haute
  • Kokomo
  • Richmond-Connersville-New Castle
  • Columbus
  • Jeffersonville/New Albany (Louisville Area)
  • Latest Indiana Per Capita Income Figures Released

1993

PDF Outlook 1994 (Winter 1993)

  • The 1994 Business and Economic Outlook: The Economy Keeps Rolling Forward, But Slowly
  • Consumer Spending and Nonresidential Investment
  • Housing
  • Fiscal and Monetary Policy Outlook
  • The International Economy
  • Corporate Profits, Interest Rates, and the Stock Market
  • A Review of Recession, Recovery, and Expansion
  • Indianapolis
  • Fort Wayne
  • Evansville
  • Northwest Indiana
  • South Bend/Mishawaka-Elkhart/Goshen
  • Bloomington
  • Anderson
  • Terre Haute
  • Kokomo
  • Columbus
  • Lafayette
  • Richmond-Connersville-New Castle
  • Jeffersonville/New Albany (Louisville Area)

PDF Fall 1993

  • Indiana State Taxes and Expenditures: A Growth Rate Analysis
  • An Evaluation of the Fiscal Condition of Cities in Indiana 1970-1990
  • A Sector-based Strategy for Economic Development

PDF Midyear Review (Summer 1993)

  • A Midyear Look at the National Economic Outlook: Introduction and Overview
    • Consumer Income and Expenditures
    • Gross Private Domestic Investment
    • Fiscal and Monetary Policy
    • The International Economy
    • Real Estate Markets
  • Indiana's Employment Record?
    • Indianapolis
    • Evansville
    • Northwest Indiana
    • South Bend/Mishawaka-Elkhart/Goshen
    • Bloomington
    • Terre Haute
    • Kokomo
    • Richmond-Connersville-New Castle
    • Columbus
    • Jeffersonville/New Albany (Louisville Area)
  • Latest Indiana Per Capita Income Figures Released

PDF Spring 1993

  • Dinosaurs on the Lake? Steel in the Next Decade

1992

PDF Outlook 1993 (Winter 1992)

  • The National Economic Outlook for 1993: Introduction and Overview
    • Consumer Income and Expenditures
    • Gross Private Domestic Investment
    • Fiscal and Monetary Policy Outlook
    • The International Economy
    • Financial Markets
    • Real Estate Markets
  • The Recession is Over, the Recovery is Over—What's Next for Indiana?
    • Indianapolis
    • Northwest Indiana
    • Fort Wayne
    • Bloomington
    • Columbus
    • Lafayette
    • Anderson
    • Terre Haute
    • South Bend/Mishawaka-Elkhart/Goshen
    • Richmond-Connersville-New Castle
    • Evansville
    • Jeffersonville/New Albany (Louisville Area)
    • Kokomo

PDF Fall 1992

  • Determinants of Manufacturing Location: An Analysis of Locations in Indiana Between 1986 and 1989
  • Status of Indiana Families: Today and Tomorrow

PDF Midyear Outlook 1992 (Summer 1992)

  • A Midyear Look at the National Economy
    • The Outlook for the National Economy in 1992: Introduction and Overview
    • Personal Consumption Expenditures
    • Nonresidential Investment and Inventory Change
    • The International Economy
    • Real Estate Markets
    • The Government Sector, Monetary Policy, Inflation, and Unemployment
    • Financial Markets and Corporate Earnings
  • Was the Last Recession Different for Indiana?
    • Indianapolis
    • Northwest Indiana
    • Fort Wayne
    • Kokomo
    • Terre Haute
    • Columbus
    • Bloomington
    • Evansville
    • Jeffersonville-New Albany (Louisville Area)
    • Richmond/Connersville/New Castle
    • South Bend/Mishawaka-Elkhart/Goshen

PDF Spring 1992

  • Air, Earth, Fire, and Water—Indiana's Environmental Issues
  • Performance of the Indiana Economy by Country: Second Quarter 1979 to Third Quarter 1990
  • The Age Distribution of Indiana's Population, 1990

1991

PDF Outlook 1992 (Winter 1991)

  • The Outlook for the National Economy in 1992: Introduction and Overview
    • Personal Consumption Expenditures
    • Nonresidential Investment and Inventory Change
    • Unemployment and Inflation in 1992 and the Resulting Fiscal and Monetary Policy Issues
    • The International Economy
    • Financial Markets and Corporate Earnings
    • Real Estate Markets
  • Indiana's Recession in Graphics
    • Indianapolis
    • Northwest Indiana
    • Fort Wayne
    • Columbus
    • Bloomington
    • Kokomo
    • Richmond/Connersville/New Castle
    • South Bend/Mishawaka-Elkhart/Goshen
    • Terre Haute
    • Evansville
    • Anderson
    • Jeffersonville-New Albany (Louisville Area)

PDF Fall 1991

  • The Relationship Between Demographic Changes and Future Housing Demand in Indiana: A Preliminary Look from the Census
  • A Labor Perspective on Workplace Literacy

PDF Midyear Outlook 1991 (Summer 1991)

  • The Midyear Outlook for the National Economy
    • Consumer Spending
    • Nonresidential Investment and Inventory Change
    • Unemployment, Inflation, Interest Rates, and Fiscal and Monetary Policies
    • The International Economy
    • Equities, Bonds, and Corporate Earnings
  • Indiana: What Kind of Recovery?
    • Indianapolis
    • Bloomington
    • Columbus
    • Evansville
    • Fort Wayne
    • Lafayette
    • Richmond/Connersville/New Castle
    • South Bend/Mishawaka-Elkhart
    • Terre Haute
    • Northwest Indiana
    • Jeffersonville-New Albany (Louisville Area)

PDF June 1991

  • Behind the Unemployment Rates
  • Economies of Scale in Indiana's Local Court System
  • The Life-Cycle Consumption Function and the Accumulation of Liquid Wealth in Indiana, 1982-1989

PDF March 1991

  • Indiana's Center of Population, 1900 to 1990
  • The Indiana Enterprise File Project
  • Market Research: Students Helping Business
  • Indiana's Changing Population: A Graphic Overview

1990

PDF Outlook 1991 (Winter 1990)

  • The Outlook for the National Economy in 1991
    • Consumer Spending and Income
    • Nonresidential Investment and Inventory Change
    • Unemployment, Inflation, Interest Rates, and Fiscal and Monetary Policies
    • The International Economy
    • Housing
    • Corporate Earnings and Capital Markets
  • Indiana's Recession in Perspective
    • Indianapolis
    • Northwest Indiana
    • South Bend/Mishawaka-Elkhart-Goshen
    • Kokomo
    • Lafayette
    • Columbus
    • Terre Haute
    • Richmond-Connersville-New Castle
    • Evansville
    • Jeffersonville-New Albany (Louisville Area)

PDF Fall 1990

  • Indiana a Century Ago
  • A LaPorte County Profile
  • A Statistical Overview of LaPorte County

PDF Midyear Outlook 1990 (July 1990)

  • Midyear Review of the Outlook for 1990
    • Consumer Expenditures
    • Nonresidential Investment
    • Government Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Unemployment, Inflation, and Interest Rates
    • The International Economy
    • Interest Rates and Financial Markets
    • Housing
  • A Closer Look at Indiana's Economy
    • Indianapolis
    • Northwest Indiana
    • Fort Wayne
    • Columbus
    • Terre Haute
    • Evansville
    • Kokomo
    • South Bend/Mishawaka-Elkhart/Goshen
    • Lafayette
    • Richmond-Connersville-New Castle
    • Jeffersonville-New Albany (Louisville Area)

PDF Spring 1990

  • The Electric Interstate
  • Indiana and Federal Highway Dollars

1989

PDF Outlook 1990 (December 1989)

  • The Outlook for the National Economy in 1990
    • Consumer Spending
    • Nonresidential Investment
    • Government Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Unemployment, Inflation, and Interest Rates
    • The International Economy
    • Interest Rates and Financial Markets
    • Housing
  • The 1990 Indiana Outlook

PDF August 1989

  • Indiana's 10th Congressional seat and the 1990 Census: Will History Repeat Itself?
  • The Impact of Wages on Import Penetration; Manufacturing and the Role of Human Capital Widening in Indiana

PDF Midyear Outlook 1989 (July 1989)

  • Midyear Review of the National Outlook for 1989
    • Personal Consumption
    • Nonresidential Investment
    • Fiscal Policy
    • The International Economy
    • Interest Rates and Financial Markets
    • Inflation, Unemployment, and Capacity Utilization
    • Housing
  • The Midyear Indiana Forecast

PDF April 1989

  • Does Indiana Get its "Fair Share" of Federal Funds?
  • The Effect of Population Statistics on Federal Funds Distribution

1988

PDF Outlook 1989 (December 1988)

  • The National Outlook for 1989
    • Personal Consumption
    • Nonresidential Investment
    • Fiscal Policy
    • The International Economy
    • Interest Rates and Financial Markets
    • Inflation, Unemployment, and Capacity Utilization
    • Housing
  • The Indiana Forecast

PDF November 1988

  • Indiana's Economic Performance: A Comparison
  • Providing Public Facilities to Support Economic Growth
  • Why There Will Be No Recession

PDF Midyear Outlook 1988 (July 1988)

  • The National Outlook at Midyear
    • Consumption Spending
    • Investment Spending
    • Government Fiscal and Monetary Policy and Inflation
    • The International Economy
    • Interest Rates and Financial Markets
  • Indiana: Doing Better, and Hoping for Better Still

PDF April 1988

  • The Lottery: Its Financial Effects
  • The Lottery: Its Economic Effects
  • The Lottery and Pari-Mutuels: Strange Bedfellows
  • Wholesaling of Wine and Spirits in Indiana