This presentation was made at the 63rd annual meeting of the Association of University Business and Economic Research (AUBER) in Austin, TX on October 18, 2009 as part of a session called “Making University Economic Impact Studies Respectable: Lessons learned since Siegfried, Sanderson and McHenry.” It describes methodological aspects of a statewide study of the economic impact of public higher study conducted at the Weldon Cooper Center for
This study examines the effect of the public higher education sector on Virginia’s economy. The study consists of three distinct parts. The first part consists of a full accounting of the current flow of economic activity in Virginia that can be directly tied to the expenditures and activities of publicly supported institutions of higher education.
While the "great recession" of 2007-09 appears to be ending in a technical sense, the worst is yet to come for Virginia's state and local governments. In the 2010-12 biennium, the state budget will experience the full force of the worst economic downturn since the 1930s, writes James J. Regimbal Jr., a leading expert on government finance policy.
Democratic Government Can Be Lost if Not Understood: The Case for Bolstering Civic Education in the Old Dominion
When tolerance and respect for others are forgotten, Americans are at risk of losing the civic virtues that undergird their very rights, a longtime political observer warns in the current issue of the Virginia News Letter, published online by the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.
Simply enforcing the law doesn't always stop crime. Trying to prevent crime from ever taking place is another key part of public safety. Virginia state and local officials have increasingly used crime prevention as a tool of law enforcement strategy and have established the state as a national leader in the field, according to this analysis by John G.