Selected news stories are listed below. A complete listing of recent news also is available.
|The Supply Side of Health Care
April 15, 2014 - There is a common assertion that health care is over one-sixth (or about 18 percent) of the economy. This
conclusion, however, is based only on a measure of health care demand. It is much more difficult to identify
a corresponding ratio in the supply side data of the economy, that is, in terms of value added and employment.
Our work reconciles information about the supply and demand sides of the national health sector. We use
input-output techniques to link the final demand values from the National Health Expenditure Accounts (NHEA)
to domestic production and imports of commodities, industry value added, and industry employment.
||2013 Inforum Outlook Conference December 2013 - Inforum held its 46th annual outlook conference at the University of Maryland. About 90 representatives from government, private industry, and academic organizations participated in the event. The conference agenda and other details are available, including slides and video of the outlook presentation.|
|Lift model used in Stanford's Energy Modeling Forum study of shale gas's effect on U.S. economy
October 21, 2013 - The Washington Post's article, "The shale-gas boom won't do much for climate change. But it will make us richer", discusses the key findings of the report from Stanford's Energy Modeling Forum.
Inforum worked in cooperation with Mitre to perform this research.
Inforum's Lift model, along with Mitre's
use of the MARKAL model, was used to study how an increase in natural gas could transform the
United States economy. Some of the notable results include shale gas's impact on future carbon emissions levels and energy prices.
||The Manufacturing Resurgence: What It Could Mean for the U.S. Economy
March 2013 - The Aspen Institute and MAPI (Manufacturers
Alliance for Productivity and Innovation) partnered with Inforum to study how a manufacturing
resurgence would affect the U.S. economy. The study provides policy recommendations to take
advantage of current momentum and bolster manufacturing growth. Additionally, the paper compares how the economy would look
following two different growth scenarios. The full paper and a press release are available.