The 2020 “Pocketbook” Prediction of the Presidential Election

This award-winning economic model correctly predicted the outcome of every election this century. Now, the 2020 prediction will be released on October 26. East Lansing, MI—October 20, 2020: The year 2020 has been anything but ordinary. However, a century of evidence shows certain indicators have consistently proven reliable in predicting presidential elections in the United […]

New Midwest Jobs Data Shows Indiana Closest to Pre-Recession Employment while Michigan Falls Behind

Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Illinois in Middle of Pack East Lansing, MI–September 23, 2020–An analysis of new employment data by experts at Anderson Economic Group (AEG) shows that states across the Midwest are still reeling from employment losses caused by the COVID-19 epidemic. Between February and April, Midwestern states recorded unprecedented job losses as policymakers […]

COVID-19 Threatens Nation’s Largest Public Transit Systems

View September 1 data for: New York Washington DC Chicago Boston San Francisco Questions? Ask our experts. Background: AEG continues to track the progression of COVID-19 across the US & around the world. Our analyses help businesses, trade associations, and public institutions to: Assess the pandemic trajectory using advanced modeling that naturally captures the empirically […]

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Big Dilemma for Big Ten: COVID-19 in Four Big Ten Conference States

Two-wave model shows trajectory for Michigan, Minnesota, Indiana, and Wisconsin July 24, 2020–East Lansing, MI: The Midwest is home to some of the largest colleges and universities in the country. These institutions are grappling with the challenges of safely reopening in the fall, whether it be online or in-person. Among these choices are how to […]

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 […]

Cancelled Summer Events Exacting Economic Toll on Chicago Economy

Chicago, IL; June 9, 2020 — Businesses across Chicago began to reopen last week after more than two months of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. There are still tough times ahead for the city’s economy, however. A major announcement from the Mayor’s office today officially cancelled a number of popular summer events. “Lollapalooza, the Taste of Chicago, […]

Statement on the Impacts of Widespread Looting

East Lansing/Chicago—As cities across the nation held peaceful protest over the death of George Floyd this weekend, several experienced looting that left businesses destroyed or damaged, sometimes beyond repair. Experts at Anderson Economic Group reviewed news publications to identify where looting occurred in the 20 largest metropolitan areas across the country, and estimate that the […]

Anderson Economic Group Economists Estimate Adjusted Unemployment Rate at 16.3% in May

Unemployment and the Pandemic Anderson Economic Group economists have focused on the coronavirus pandemic and the related business and government actions since February of this year. In March, we identified the huge impact of both state executive order restrictions and decisions to restrict travel, cancel events, and close businesses as likely to cause 100 million […]

Red Cedar Project: Economic and Fiscal Impacts

Continental/Ferguson Lansing, LLC commissioned Anderson Economic Group to update our 2018 economic impact analysis of a proposed development located at the former Red Cedar Golf Course in Lansing, Michigan. We completed our study in the fall of 2018 using information pertaining to the development plan at that time. The Lansing City Council used our report […]