Some of the reports produced by the Office of the University Economist are specific to Arizona State University or Arizona’s public university system.
University Economist Reports
The Contribution of Arizona State University to the Arizona Economy, Fiscal Year 2009 (PDF), November 2009
An assessment of the contribution of ASU to the Arizona economy, based on the economic impact of its employment and spending, on its benefits as a provider of higher education, and on its research.
The Economic Contributions of the University System (PDF), October 2008
The short-term effects of a reduction in university funding, the short-term effects of delaying the construction stimulus program, and the long-term effects of a funding reduction for the universities are examined.
The Economic Impact of $1.4 Billion of University Construction Projects on the State of Arizona (PDF), February 2008
A short analysis of the benefits and costs of constructing physical infrastructure for the state's public universities using long-term debt.
Is Resident Undergraduate Instruction at Arizona State University as Nearly Free as Possible? (PDF), November 2006
An extension of the February 2006 paper on tuition and appropriations, it includes a quantitative analysis of tuition, financial aid and income.
The Contribution of Arizona State University to the Arizona Economy, Fiscal Year 2005 (PDF), May 2006
An assessment of the contribution of ASU to the Arizona economy, based on its employment and spending and also on other benefits, particularly the productivity and earnings of its graduates.
Tuition, Appropriations and Constitutional Mandates in Arizona (PDF), February 2006
An examination of university tuition levels and public support for universities by state, with consideration of constitutional requirements for tuition to be as nearly free as possible and for appropriations to be made for the maintenance and improvement of public educational institutions.
Related Articles and Reports
Arizona State University Fact Book (PDF), Arizona State University Office of Institutional Analysis, annual
Can Arizona Universities Reconcile "Nearly Free" Mandate With Improvement Mission? (PDF), Knowledge@W. P. Carey, April 26, 2006
The University of Arizona Economic and Tax Revenue Impacts, FY2004 (PDF), University of Arizona Office of Economic and Policy Analysis, November 1, 2005