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  • Douglas Award Presentation: 2006 | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Forum Search Programs Events Douglas Ethics Award Edgar Fellows Program NEW Leadership Illinois IGPA State Summit Family Impact Seminars 2015 Seminar 2014 Seminar 2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Douglas Award Presentation 2006 Audio of the Douglas Award presentation to Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton co chairs of the 9 11 Commission Library Special Publications Search

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/library/douglas-award-presentation-2006 (2016-02-17)
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  • Illinois Higher Education: Building the Economy, Shaping Society | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Award Edgar Fellows Program NEW Leadership Illinois IGPA State Summit Family Impact Seminars 2015 Seminar 2014 Seminar 2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Illinois Higher Education Building the Economy Shaping Society Author s Robert W Resek David F Merriman Susan R Hartter Diane M McCarthy Paul F Byrne This study commissioned by the Illinois Board of Higher Education describes the impact that the state s colleges and universities have on the people and the economy of Illinois It calculates the monetary outcomes in terms of increased lifetime earnings an extra 600 000 to each student earning a bachelor s degree and a 55 billion gain to all students in one year It also shows that each year spending by higher education institutions generates nearly 28 billion of economic activity and 351 000 jobs in Illinois Graduates will pay 2 40 in taxes to the state for every dollar the state spends on higher education each year The study also describes the less tangible benefits including improved health and productivity and the role that colleges and universities play in our society Attachment Size IL HigherEd pdf 1

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/library/illinois-higher-education-building-economy-shaping-society (2016-02-17)
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  • Reforming Campaign Finance in Illinois: Issues and Prospects | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Reforming Campaign Finance in Illinois Issues and Prospects Author s Kent Redfield Paul J Quirk Illinois has the least regulated campaign finance system of any state with virtually no restrictions on campaign contributions Reform efforts have been hampered not only by political obstacles but also by ambiguity about the purposes and merits of proposed reforms To help clarify

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/library/reforming-campaign-finance-illinois-issues-and-prospects (2016-02-17)
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  • Critical Issues Facing Illinois | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Seminar 2014 Seminar 2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Critical Issues Facing Illinois Illinoisans will see changes in the way they work learn and interact with each in the next decade In the new world economy Illinois can sustain its competitiveness in areas such as medicine pharmaceuticals information technology agriculture and biotechnology or it can fall behind Illinois can adapt to changes in demographics the workforce and technology or not Illinois can improve the quality of its environment education and technology and transportation infrastructures or pay the consequences of failing to do so Illinois is at a critical juncture and will either take advantage of the opportunities and resources available to it or face the possibility of a lessened quality of life It was within this context that the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Partnership Illinois Program and the Institute of Government and Public Affairs sponsored a conference entitled Critical Issues Facing Illinois This conference held on September 27 1999 at the Beckman Institute on the Urbana Champaign campus was attended by 80 leaders from different sectors throughout the state agriculture education government information technology

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/library/critical-issues-facing-illinois (2016-02-17)
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  • Library | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    study the effect of TIF on economic development We use panel data estimation techniques to regress non TIF and aggregate property values on variables that measure TIF use and control variables Property Taxation and Local Control in School Finance Reform This panel discussion considered whether the local property tax should be replaced by a statewide property tax to fund Illinois public schools while enhancing local control by delegating school boards certain home rule powers The panel examined legal economic and public policy issues implicated in a June 2007 law review article by Professor Laurie Reynolds Panelists included Reynolds U of I Economics Professor J Fred Giertz State Rep Roger Eddy R Hutsonville and moderator Rick Winkel IGPA Senior Fellow Modeling Immigrants Language Skills This paper explores the impact of English language proficiency and country of origin on the occupational choice of high skilled immigrants in the U S using the 2000 Census The findings reveal that high skilled immigrants with limited proficiency in English or whose mother tongue is linguistically distant from English are more likely to be in occupations in which English communication skills are not very important such as computer and engineering occupations Occupational Choice of High Skilled Immigrants in the United States This paper explores the impact of English language proficiency and country of origin on the occupational choice of high skilled immigrants in the U S using the 2000 Census The findings reveal that high skilled immigrants with limited proficiency in English or whose mother tongue is linguistically distant from English are more likely to be in occupations in which English communication skills are not very important such as computer and engineering occupations Aging and the Regional Economy Simulation Results from the Chicago CGE Model Future demographic changes arising from an aging population have attracted a

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/library?page=11 (2016-02-17)
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  • Economic Effects of the 7% Assessment Cap in Cook County | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Policy Forum Search Programs Events Douglas Ethics Award Edgar Fellows Program NEW Leadership Illinois IGPA State Summit Family Impact Seminars 2015 Seminar 2014 Seminar 2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Economic Effects of the 7 Assessment Cap in Cook County Author s Daniel P McMillen Attachment Size cookcountry7percentassessment pdf 1 11 MB Library Special Publications Search

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  • Who are the SSI child beneficiaries? | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Applications Laboratory Who are the SSI child beneficiaries Author s Elizabeth T Powers This article examines the characteristics of recipients of childhood Supplemental Security Income SSI using a combination of public use and administrative data From the early 1980s through the late 1990s major changes in disability related eligibility standards along with welfare reforms affecting SSI and cash assistance have altered the characteristics of child recipients The SSI and AFDC

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/library/who-are-ssi-child-beneficiaries (2016-02-17)
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  • 2008 Annual Report | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Trends in Racial Attitudes Library Policy Forum Search Programs Events Douglas Ethics Award Edgar Fellows Program NEW Leadership Illinois IGPA State Summit Family Impact Seminars 2015 Seminar 2014 Seminar 2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory 2008 Annual Report Read the 2007 2008 IGPA Annual Report pdf Library Annual Report Search the web Search igpa uillinois edu

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