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U.S. manufacturing has been in decline for the last forty years, bringing real economic impact. This paper examines the Southern region experience. Variation in rate of decline and industry evolution are shown across states. The important transportation equipment manufacturing industry is explored in more detail. The overall takeaway is that manufacturing looks different across the Southeast.Read full article »
A historical account detailing the economics of race relations in Detroit during the 1920s and 1930s.View all Book Reviews »
Two economists examine the factors that determine whether an academic innovation will be commercialized through startup formation.
Researchers look at why the employment–population ratio has declined over the past two decades.
COVID-19 and consumer spending: How have they affected inflation?View all Beyond BLS articles »
Electronic business, or “e-business”: an MLR article in May 2001 provides its perspectives on how e-business has affected employment, workers, and industries.
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