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How will ‘Brexit’ Impact the Bay Area?

By Dr. Sean Randolph Institute Senior Director Sean Randolph offers initial analysis of the historic vote in Britain to exit the European Union and its impact on the Bay Area economically. The full implications of …

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Institute Insights, June 2016

BAY AREA JOB WATCH: NATIONAL JOB GROWTH SLOWS, ANOMALY OR TREND? Latest figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and California Employment Development Department show national job growth at its lowest level since 2010, …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Today the California Employment Development Department (EDD) released job estimates for May 2016. Here are the highlights Bay Area Job Growth Slows but Continues to Outpace the State and Nation The region added 113,800 jobs …

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Can Europe innovate a way out of its “Lost Decade”?

Long before the words “Grexit” or “Brexit” entered the popular lexicon, the economic news out of Europe was difficult. Since the 2008–9 recession, Eurozone countries have been treading water, bobbing up and down in the …

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Invest in training to revitalize California manufacturing

Is it true? That we don’t make anything in the U.S. anymore? That all our production has moved to China? That manufacturing has left California and isn’t coming back? That it’s too expensive to manufacture …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Today the California Employment Development Department (EDD) released job estimates for April 2016. Here are the highlights Bay Area Job Growth Continues to Outpace the State and Nation The region added 126,500 jobs between April …

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Institute Insights, May 2016

BAY AREA JOB WATCH: ECONOMIC OPTIMISM WEAKENING? This month’s Bay Area Job Watch finds that while the pace of hiring has slowed slightly from the mid-summer highs of 2015,the region is still adding jobs at a …

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Preschool Confidential

Institute Chair Laura Tyson and Trustee Lenny Mendonca recently published a great piece on how essential high-quality early childhood education is to development as well as for economies. It reads in part: BERKELEY – High-quality …

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5 Maps that Show Why Cities Rule the World

Published April 18, 2016 by Parag Khanna Originally appearing in Tech Insider When the United Nations was founded in 1945, it had just 51 members; today it has nearly 200. By 2050 the UN could …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Today the California Employment Development Department (EDD) released job estimates for March 2016. Here are the highlights: Bay Area Job Growth Continues to Outpace the State and Nation   The region added 129,000 jobs between …

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Oakland Housing Crisis is a Deep Hole, So it Must Start Digging

By Dr. Micah Weinberg Published 3/23/2016 This piece originally appeared in the Oakland Tribune. The communities of Oakland must start fighting alongside each other rather than against each other to address the housing emergency that …

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Bay Area Job Watch: Hot Economy Cooling Off?

Today the California Employment Development Department (EDD) released job estimates for February 2016. Here are the highlights: Bay Area Job Growth Continues to Outpace the State and Nation The region added 129,000 jobs between February …

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