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Michael Hicks

GUEST COMMENTARY: Many women sacrifice careers for kids

GUEST COMMENTARY: Many women sacrifice careers for kids

Mother's Day is a splendid opportunity to think about the evolving economic effects of women as parents, how this influences their economic lives, and how women value motherhood in economic terms. None of this is especially sentimental, which is fine, for it is too weighty an issue to be lef…

May 11, 2014 12:00 am
Northwest Indiana projected to grow faster than nation

Northwest Indiana projected to grow faster than nation

Northwest Indiana should outperform the state and nation economically next year, but job growth and uncertainty remain major concerns, an economist said.

December 13, 2013 4:00 pm Photos

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BRIAN HOWEY: Indiana’s jobs problem may be local, not state

BRIAN HOWEY: Indiana’s jobs problem may be local, not state

After 16 consecutive months of Indiana's jobless rate above the national average -- it's 8.4 percent now, compared to 7.4 for the U.S. -- the cold reality is that we have a problem with a quarter of a million Hoosiers chronically out of work.

September 01, 2013 12:00 am
Michael Hicks

Michael Hicks

Michael Hicks is an economics professor at Ball State University and director of the Center for Business and Economic Research in the university's Miller College of Business.

April 21, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana's community assets matter

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana's community assets matter

For too many places in our state, the long-term prospects for economic growth are poor. For at least a third of Indiana's counties, the long-term effect of this economic decline is a whole lot worse than any recession. In fact, just about one in six Hoosiers live in counties whose population…

April 21, 2012 12:00 am Related
DOUG ROSS: Pollsters offer insights on history being made

DOUG ROSS: Pollsters offer insights on history being made

On Super Tuesday, I said hello to Romney on behalf of everyone in Northwest Indiana and the South Suburbs. OK, so it wasn't presidential candidate Mitt Romney. It was the tiny town of Romney, Ind., and I didn't even stop.

March 14, 2012 12:00 am
Right-to-work Legislation and the Manufacturing Sector

Right-to-work Legislation and the Manufacturing Sector

This Ball State University analysis of the effects of state right-to-work laws on manufacturing finds Indiana is not likely to see any benefit from enacting a right-to-work law.

January 15, 2012 12:00 am
Study: Right-to-work won't boost Indiana manufacturing jobs, wages

Study: Right-to-work won't boost Indiana manufacturing jobs, wages

INDIANAPOLIS | An Indiana right-to-work law is not likely to increase the number of manufacturing jobs in the state, according to a new study by Ball State University.

January 15, 2012 12:00 am Related
Study: Right-to-work won't boost Indiana manufacturing jobs, wages

Study: Right-to-work won't boost Indiana manufacturing jobs, wages

An Indiana right-to-work law is not likely to increase the number of manufacturing jobs in the state, according to a new study by Ball State University.

January 14, 2012 11:45 pm Related
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