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We track trends in economic development, employment, housing, income, and industry.


Sarah Bohn

Her own research focuses on the role of social safety net policy and education policy in alleviating poverty and enhancing economic mobility. Her other areas of ...

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Video: John Chiang Looks to the Future

By Linda Strean

Baldassare said that he would sum up Governor Brown's philosophy about taxes and spending as “fiscal restraint” and asked Chiang to sum up his own fiscal ...


Hans Johnson

His own research focuses on improving college access and completion. He frequently presents his work to policymakers and higher education officials, and he ...

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California’s Economy

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Droughts in California

By Jeffrey Mount, Alvar Escriva-Bou, Gokce Sencan

Yet one dry year does not constitute a drought. Water stored in the state's reservoirs and groundwater basins protect against individual dry years. Droughts ...


Julien Lafortune

He has published research on the impacts of school finance reforms on student achievement in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. He holds a PhD in ...


California’s Water: Water for Farms

By Ellen Hanak, Jay Lund, Josué Medellín-Azuara, Daniel Sumner ...

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