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Are Arkansas’s “Quick Action” Business Subsidies Actually Creating Jobs?

By Caleb Taylor ACRE Policy Analyst Jacob Bundrick and ACRE Scholar Dr. Tom Snyder discussed the unintended consequences and opportunity costs of Quick Action Closing Fund (QACF) spending at the State Agencies & Governmental Affairs – Senate Constitutional Issues Subcommittee on February 5th. Bundrick and Snyder explained the conclusions of their working paper titled  “Do […]

Dr. Mitchell Explains AR’s Economic Freedom Ranking In Jonesboro Sun Op-Ed

By Caleb Taylor In an op-ed published in the Jonesboro Sun on December 19th, ACRE Director and UCA Associate Professor of Economics Dr. David Mitchell discussed Arkansas being ranked 35th in economic freedom in the “Economic Freedom of North America 2017” report released on December 14th. The report measures the economic freedom in U.S. States, […]

Bundrick talks data use and integrity

By Caleb Taylor ACRE Policy Analyst Jacob Bundrick participated in a panel on November 4th on how data can shape community development. The panel was part of an event entitled “Community Development Basics: How To Strengthen Arkansas Communities” hosted by UCA’s Center for Community & Economic Development. Bundrick spoke about how data can be used […]

ACRE Coverage of Issue 3 in Arkansas

According to a recent poll, 35% of Arkansas voters are still undecided on Issue 3. This ballot issue is a major change to Arkansas’s Constitution, and it is crucial that Arkansas voters are well informed when they head to the polls. To assist with this process, ACRE policy analysts and scholars have produced several written […]

ACRE Scholar & Analyst Testify Before Legislature

By Dr. Jeremy Horpedahl and Mr. Jacob Bundrick Two members of the ACRE team recently testified before two important committees of the Arkansas State Legislature. On September 20, 2016, Jacob Bundrick and Dr. Jeremy Horpedahl testified before a joint session of the House and Senate Committees on Revenue and Taxation. The purpose of their testimony […]