University Economic Impact Studies

Prepared for CICEP by the Office of the University Economist, Arizona State University
Addy, S. and A. Ijaz. “The University of Alabama 2004-2005 Economic Impacts” February 2008. The University of Alabama, Center for Business and Economic Research.

An economic impact analysis of the University of Alabama. It includes sections on university education as public and private investments.

Appleseed Inc. “The Future Starts Here: The Role of the Research Universities in Ohio’s Economy” August 2006.

An economic impact analysis of Case Western Reserve University, the University of Cincinnati, and The Ohio State University. It includes traditional economic impacts (university employment and purchases, and student and visitor spending), the development of human capital, and the role of university research and its effects on economic development.

Appleseed. “The Economic Impact of the University of Notre Dame: South Bend, St. Joseph County and Indiana” November 2007.

This study measures the impact of university spending and of student and visitor spending; the university’s contribution to the development of human capital; the effects of the university’s research; the contribution to business and economic development; and the university’s investment in, and service to, the community.

Bruininks, Robert H. “The University as an Economic Engine” May 26, 2006. Presentation at the University of Bergen, Norway by the President of the University of Minnesota.

Makes the case for the research university, including returns to the economy, return on state investment, education and human capital development, and partnerships.

Division of Research, Moore School of Business. “The Economic Impact of USC Columbia” 2009. University of South Carolina Board of Trustees.

Summarizes the economic impact by campus and the impact of alumni.

ICF Consulting. “Working for California: The Impact of the California State University” January 10, 2005.

In addition to measuring the magnitude of the system’s economic impact, the university’s relationship to the state’s workforce needs, its provision of low-cost access to a university education, its research impact on the state’s economy, and its contributions to the state’s quality of life are addressed.

Leistritz, F. Larry and R. C. Coon. “Economic Impact of the North Dakota University System” January 2009. Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics, North Dakota State University, Fargo.

This traditional economic impact analysis measures the impacts of total expenditures and on nonstate general fund expenditures. It includes the impact of student spending.

Roberts, Edward B. and C. Eesley. “Entrepreneurial Impact: The Role of MIT” February 2009. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management and Kauffman: the Foundation of Entrepreneurship.

This is not a traditional economic impact study. Instead, it analyzes the economic effect of MIT alumni-founded companies and the university’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Sallee, Caroline M. and P. L. Anderson. “Michigan’s University Research Corridor: First Annual Economic Impact Report” September 10, 2007. Anderson Economic Group, LLC.

An analysis of student demographics, the impact of jobs and income (including alumni), human capital, revenue sources, impact on state revenue, research and development, technology transfer, benefits of a medical education, and culture and community of the University Research Corridor, an alliance of Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, and Wayne State University. It includes comparisons to peer clusters.

Strietz, Wendy D. “Intellectual Property in an Academic Research Context” July 1, 2008. Presentation to the National Academy of Sciences, Committee on University Management of Intellectual Property. Office of Technology Transfer, University of California.

The presentation details the complexity of the technology transfer process, institution and regulatory issues, and details forthcoming from an analysis of the University of California system.

University of Connecticut. “UConnomy: Contributing to the Economic Health of Connecticut” 2009.

The university contributes to the state’s economic vitality and to the quality of life of state residents through research, teaching, public service, and a broad range of programs and initiatives. Direct and indirect impacts on the economic, social, and cultural landscape of Connecticut are included.