Payroll Tax Deferral Could Put $150 Billion in Workers’ Pockets by End of 2020

Savings to workers include $4.0 billion in Michigan, $13.1 billion in Texas, and $6.5 billion in Illinois August 12, 2020—Chicago, IL—Economists at Anderson Economic Group (AEG) estimate that the President’s recent executive order deferring payroll tax collections between September and December could put over $150 billion in payroll tax contributions back into workers’ pockets between […]

PPP Loans Extend Lifeline to Fast Food Franchises During COVID-19

Chicago, IL— July 9, 2020—Since the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in late March, the federal government has been battling the economic repercussions of COVID-19 by supplementing unemployment checks and extending loans to small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). A newly released analysis by experts at Anderson […]

COVID-19 June Commentary and Analysis (archive)

Current Commentary and Charts: AEG 2-Wave Models   AEG’s Ongoing COVID-19 Analysis: June 2020 Memo to Michigan’s Governor: Covid-19 Progression and Michigan’s economy (revised 4/22) June 17 Op-Ed from Patrick Anderson June Media Releases and Other COVID-Related Analyses: Cancelled Summer Events Exacting Economic Toll on Chicago Economy Statement on the Impacts of Widespread Looting Anderson […]

Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic on U.S. Economy

Latest Chart Data: 7-27-20 Latest Commentary: 7-27-20 AEG’s Ongoing COVID-19 Analysis Memo to Michigan’s Governor: Covid-19 Progression and Michigan’s economy (revised 4/22) COVID-19 Related Media Releases and Other Analysis: Analysis of Trump Executive Actions Big-10 Sports Losses Spike in Cannabis Sales Attributable to COVID-19 COVID-19 Takes Divergent Path Across Illinois Cities COVID-19’s Toll on the […]

Anderson Economic Group: GM Strike Analysis

Page updated November 7, 2019 See AEG’s latest analysis from October 25 below. Patrick Anderson explains the implications of this strike beyond the auto industry (Detroit News editorial, 10/2/19). Media outlets seeking the most current AEG expert analysis, interviews with Patrick Anderson and Brian Peterson, or up-to-the-minute input from our analysts should contact Lisa at […]

Reforming MPSERS: The impact of issuing pension obligation bonds and extending debt payments

Governor Gretchen Whitmer and leaders of the GOP-led Michigan House and Senate have recently considered proposals to postpone making required principal and interest payments on the unfunded accrued actuarial liability (UAAL) of the Michigan Public School Employee Retirement System (MPSERS). For all variations of this idea, the immediate results of such actions would be the […]

New Release: Special Report on AI Damages, Part I

A new study from AEG’s Patrick L. Anderson shows AI and machine learning negligence pose serious economic risks. Problems can be identified and mitigated by implementing adequate “AI Audit” protocols. Few businesses are prepared for significant damages due to management complicity with bad AI applications AI Audit methodology proposed to safeguard organizations and individuals, limit […]

GPPF Releases Healthcare Reform Study Led by Anderson Economic Group

Georgia Public Policy Foundation Releases Healthcare Reform Study Led by Anderson Economic Group; Improved Access, Affordability Recommended for Georgia Residents FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE East Lansing, Michigan—May 28, 2019—Georgia Public Policy Foundation (GPPF) has released a comprehensive report from Anderson Economic Group (AEG) that includes recommendations to innovate healthcare programs for the State of Georgia. These […]

Patrick L. Anderson’s Statement on Delayed Auto Tariffs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anderson Economic Group CEO Patrick Anderson, whose consulting firm works with manufacturers, suppliers, and dealers in the auto industry in the U.S. and other countries, offers the following statement regarding the White House announcement of a delay in levying tariffs on imported vehicles. “The announcement is welcome news to workers and taxpayers […]

Business strategy and firm location decisions: testing traditional and modern methods

This paper, written by Patrick L. Anderson for the January issue of the NABE’s Business Economics journal, is the recipient of a 2018 Edmund A. Mennis Contributed Paper Award. The work earned Mr. Anderson his third Mennis award for the nationally-recognized accuracy of its analysis in handicapping location bids for Amazon’s “HQ2.” Abstract For nearly […]