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 […]

AEG Cannabis Market Expertise Featured on Chicago’s WTTW

Our lead cannabis researcher, Andrew Miller, spoke at length with the PBS affiliate’s Amanda Vinicky regarding the state of legal cannabis sales in Illinois and beyond: See the full interview here.  

Illinois consumer access to cannabis on the rise, but choices still limited

Chicago, IL—New analysis by experts at Anderson Economic Group shows that consumer access to retail cannabis in Illinois is on the rise. “Four in five Illinois residents now live within a 20-minute drive of an adult-use cannabis dispensary, and three in four are within a 20-minute drive of a medical cannabis dispensary,” said Andrew Miller, [...]

Economic Impact Report Released for Illinois’ Fermilab

Anderson Economic Group was retained by Fermilab  to study the economic and fiscal impact on Illinois. This report demonstrates a significant impact on the particle physics and accelerator laboratory’s home state of Illinois. The findings, based on FY 2018 data, show an economic impact on the state totaling $452 million. The lab’s activities also created […]

The Impact of Rent Control on Chicago’s Housing Market

Illinois REALTORS is a trade organization that advocates for private property rights across the state and represents 47,000 members. Illinois REALTORS retained Anderson Economic Group to identify and quantify the potential impacts of a citywide rent control ordinance in Chicago. The hypothetical ordinance we analyzed was based loosely on statewide rent control legislation introduced into […]

America’s Urban Campus: The Economic, Social, and Cultural Contribution of Chicago’s Colleges and Universities

America’s Urban Campus (AUC) is a consortium of all major colleges and universities in the city of Chicago, including at the time of this report 22 institutions spanning from City Colleges to the School of the Art Institute to the University of Chicago. AUC retained Anderson Economic Group to analyze and provide a report on […]