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The Impact of Arizona State University Graduates Employed in Arizona in 2018, February 2020
An update to the December 2018 paper that presented data through 2017, estimates are presented of the number of ASU graduates working in Arizona, as well as their average wage, aggregate wages, and tax payments. Estimates are made for each year from 2012 through 2018.

The Latino Population in the United States and Arizona, With an Emphasis on Education, January 2020
This paper provides a demographic profile of the Latino population in the United States and in Arizona, based primarily on the 2018 American Community Survey. It also examines demographic changes between 2010 and 2018, and simulates the economic impact of raising the educational attainment of Latinos.

Declines Relative to the Nation in Arizona's Government Finance, Educational Attainment, and Economic Performance, January 2020
An update and extension to the September 2018 paper "The Relationship Between Government Finance, Educational Attainment, and Economic Performance," this paper concentrates on Arizona relative to the national average.

Causes of Arizona's Low Incomes, September 2019
This extensive paper ascertains the reasons why incomes in Arizona are so low, and have declined over time, relative to the nation and other states. Recommended actions to improve incomes — to raise the economic standard of living of Arizonans — are discussed. The issue was examined previously in the February 2010 Office of the University Economist report "The Magnitude and Causes of Arizona's Low Per Capita Income." 

The Economic Impact of Raising the Educational Attainment of Arizona's Workforce: 2019 Update, July 2019
An update to the May 2015 paper, this paper calculates the economic benefits to Arizona of raising the educational attainment of the state's workforce. An impact is calculated based on historical data and simulations of future benefits are provided.