Impact of Alcoholic Beverage Reclassification

A non-profit group representing the alcoholic beverage industry retained Anderson Economic Group to analyze the impacts of reclassifying a subset of mixed spirit drinks (MSDs), including canned cocktails and cordials, from “spirits” to “wines” under a state’s Liquor Control Code. Such a reclassification would allow more retailers to sell these drinks and would reduce taxes […]

Uber Driver Cost Study

In 2021, Uber Technologies, Inc. retained Anderson Economic Group (AEG) to analyze the average hourly earnings for the company’s Chicago drivers during select reporting periods between 2018 and 2021. We define earnings as the total compensation drivers receive, less the total costs they incur in driving their own vehicles. To calculate these figures, we: Collected […]

URC: Advancing Talent, Research, and Innovation

Advancing Talent, Research, and Innovation: 14th Edition of the Economic Impact Report of Michigan’s University Research Corridor The University Research Corridor (URC) is one of the nation’s top academic research clusters, an alliance between: Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, and Wayne State University. The URC aligns three unique universities—a national leader in R&D, […]

Analysis of Housing Availability and Affordability in Arizona

Arizona’s booming population growth has made the state one of the fastest growing in the U.S. As is the case in other states experiencing an increase in population, Arizona now faces a severe housing shortage. In response, HB 2674 resulted in the creation of a legislative committee dedicated to finding solutions for this issue. The […]

Economic Impact of Michigan’s University Research Council: 13th Edition, 2022

We are pleased to present the results of Anderson Economic Group’s 13th economic impact report for Michigan’s University Research Corridor. This report comes at a critical juncture for the State of Michigan; one that puts into perspective the role that URC institutions play in sustaining our economy through difficult times. As we prepare this report […]

How much do rideshare drivers earn? More than you might think.

According to our analysis, drivers between May and August 2021 took home nearly $35 per hour after expenses. Thrust into the spotlight during the pandemic, rideshare companies have become important sources of supplemental income for thousands, even as important questions persist about this new, flexible economy. At the core of these conversations is a simple […]