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  • Analysis | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    to pre recession job levels Latest Illinois Economic Review provides analysis of Illinois employment picture The latest Illinois Economic Review from the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory REAL indicates a small decrease in the number of jobs in Illinois between July and August However the trends appear to be positive according to the review Read the full report IGPA Categories Illinois Economic Review Content Taxonomy Analysis Read more about Latest Illinois Economic Review provides analysis of Illinois employment picture Illinois Economic Review sees job growth continuing in 2016 The latest edition of the Illinois Economic Review from the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory shows the state s economy continuing its march toward peaks reached before the 2007 2009 recession The report forecasts job growth of between 26 000 and 44 000 in the coming 12 months Read the full report IGPA Categories Illinois Economic Review Content Taxonomy Analysis Read more about Illinois Economic Review sees job growth continuing in 2016 Illinois Economic Review forecasts job growth for Illinois in 2015 The latest edition of the Illinois Economic Review from the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory at IGPA forecasts job growth of between 60 000 and 62 500 in the coming 12 months Read the January report IGPA Categories Illinois Economic Review Content Taxonomy Analysis Read more about Illinois Economic Review forecasts job growth for Illinois in 2015 Illinois Economic Review from REAL posted for Oct and Nov data The Regional Economics Applications Laboratory has posted the Illinois Economic Review data for the months of October and November 2014 The 12 month forecast from November data indicates Illinois could add more than 50 000 jobs in 2015 Read the November report Read the December report IGPA Categories Illinois Economic Review Content Taxonomy Analysis Read more about Illinois Economic Review from REAL posted for Oct

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  • Announcing IGPA’s Policy Initiatives for the 2014-2015 academic year | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    greatly affected by the interactions between uncertain water supplies and energy needs The Climate Change Policy Initiative will evaluate forward thinking public policies that can help protect Illinois s productivity health and future economic welfare How can the state better evaluate its early childhood education programs and improve markets for them Under the leadership of University of Illinois at Chicago sociologist Rachel Gordon and University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign economist Elizabeth Powers the Early Investments Policy Initiative seeks to help policymakers and practitioners access understand and contribute to the latest evidence about programs and policies in early care and education The considerable up front public investments in early childhood bank on evidence from a small number of model programs begun decades ago Recent meta analyses identify variability across a broader array of interventions not all of which have achieved the same magnitude of benefits Furthermore states and localities have not always evaluated whether their recent investments are reaching their goals and the evaluations that have been conducted used a range of approaches with varying levels of scientific rigor The Early Investments Policy Initiative will encourage and support the state of Illinois and its local cities school districts and communities as they aim to build the strongest scientific evidence about new programs and their impacts In the coming year two specific projects will 1 build new insights into strategies for assuring high quality preschool and 2 take a close look at the child care market in Illinois How can the state safeguard its fiscal future IGPA s Fiscal Futures Project led by University of Illinois at Chicago economists David Merriman and Richard Dye has proven that the state s fiscal challenges are immense This Fiscal Futures Policy Initiative will build on the project s work to translate research into a

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  • Edgar Fellows class of 2014 convenes in Urbana | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Edgar Fellows class of 2014 convenes in Urbana Nearly 40 up and coming leaders from across Illinois spent five days in Urbana Champaign in August at the third annual session of the Edgar Fellows Program See full list of participants here Developed by IGPA Distinguished Fellow and former Governor Jim Edgar and Rick Winkel director of the IGPA Office of Public Leadership the program is designed to foster understanding cooperation and friendship across Illinois varied geographical ethnic and cultural landscape The program featured presentations by such leaders as Christopher Kennedy chairman of the Board of Trustees of the U of I former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley Attorney General Lisa Madigan Illinois Supreme Court Cheif Justice Rita Garman and U of I President Robert Easter Fellows also spent time with IGPA faculty members Richard Dye and Robert Kaestner in sessions about the economy and health care policy See the full program agenda here The fellows engaged in daily leadership conversations about the material presented on a wide range of important topics led by IGPA director Christopher Z Mooney The fellows discussed research innovations time management health care education redistricting fiscal and budgetary issues the state s economic challenges the justice system crisis management and partisanship Governor Edgar said the goal of the program is to foster long term relationships among a diverse group of current and future leaders in Illinois This was the third year the program has been held The Edgar Fellows initiative is advised by a committee comprised of a diverse group of distinguished leaders from the public and private sectors The committee helped select the inaugural class of Edgar Fellows from a group of more than 200 nominations Related Content The

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  • News | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    scholars discuss Illinois fiscal future IGPA s David Merriman discusses Illinois Fiscal Future IGPA s David Merriman discusses Illinois economy and jobs picture Former U S Senator Olympia J Snowe honored with Douglas Ethics in Government Award Olympia J Snowe left a former U S senator and representative will be honored as recipient of the 2013 Paul H Douglas Ethics in Government Award The award will be presented at a ceremony hosted by Illinois Sen Richard Durbin and University of Illinois President Robert Easter in Washington D C on Tuesday September 24 IGPA administers the award program A Minute With IGPA Director Christopher Z Mooney on Term Limits IGPA Economist David Merriman appointed to Governor s Council of Economic Advisors David Merriman left an economist at IGPA and professor of public administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago has accepted an invitation to join the Governor s Council of Economic Advisors CEA IGPA s Fred Giertz comments on incentives to attract businesses IGPA Director Chris Mooney profiled by columnist Bernard Schoenburg IGPA s Fred Giertz says part of federal deficit is shrinking 2013 Edgar Fellows gather in Urbana for leadership training program The Edgar Fellows Program 2013 brought together

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/igpa-news?page=13 (2016-02-17)
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  • Edgar Fellows Program announces 2014 class | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    s political regional and ethnic diversity form friendships and bonds that will serve Illinois well when it comes to addressing major challenges I fully expect the 2014 Fellows also will realize they have much more in common than they might have thought while they gain a greater understanding of different perspectives former Gov Jim Edgar said The fellows will gather from Aug 3 7 in Urbana Champaign for an extensive and intense executive training program fashioned and hosted by Edgar and the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs IGPA The Fellows will engage with each other experienced practitioners and scholars in major policy areas such as health care and economic development Subsequently they will join the 2012 and 2013 Fellows in periodic gatherings designed to further their education and build their professional networks The program organized by IGPA s Office of Public Leadership OPL is funded primarily by donations from a diverse group of individuals organizations and companies interested in promoting competent and well motivated leadership in Illinois If we are to solve the multitude of thorny long term problems facing Illinois we must develop our leaders from an early point in their careers to be ethical thoughtful empathetic and with an eye to the entire state not just their own piece of it said IGPA director Christopher Z Mooney This is the goal of the Edgar Fellows program and we at IGPA and the University of Illinois are very proud to host it The advisory board for the initiative is chaired by Alexander Lerner chief executive officer of the Illinois State Medical Society Other board members are Attorney General Lisa Madigan MarySue Barrett president of the Metropolitan Planning Council Mark Boozell government policy advisor in the Dykema law firm Kirk Brown a director of Hanson Professional

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  • The Affordable Care Act and the Labor Market | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Medicaid and Medicare roughly a half century ago Because the law is being phased in slowly and many provisions are still years away from being launched the law s impact on employment wages job mobility retirement self employment economic efficiency and overall well being remains contentious To examine what is currently known on March 21 2014 the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Institute of Government and Public Affairs of the University of Illinois hosted a conference to bring together leading scholars and policymakers to discuss current research on the labor market implications of the Affordable Care Act At the conference website you can download copies of the papers that were presented and watch video clips of each presentation Darren Lubotsky IGPA and Daniel Aaronson The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago wrote a downloadable Chicago Fed Letter that describes the purpose of the conference and the content of each presentation in more detail 120 people attended the conference including government officials economists at several of the regional Federal Reserve Banks academic scholars and students among others This conference is part of IGPA s larger mission to provide research outreach and public engagement on important national and local issues The

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  • News | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    left a veteran faculty member at the University of Illinois at Springfield has been appointed director of the U of I Institute of Government and Public Affairs University Vice President for Academic Affairs Christophe Pierre announced Monday IGPA Director Fred Giertz discusses chances for Illinois bankruptcy IGPA Faculty Member Rachel Gordon awarded Institute of Education Sciences Research Grant In early 2013 President Obama called for investing in universal preschool with the specific aim to get kids into high quality learning environments that ensure school readiness As policymakers respond to this and other calls for increased investment in quality preschool do they have the right yardstick to know what quality means IGPA s Chris Mooney discusses deadlines from Gov Quinn IGPA s Tony Lo Sasso on threats to investigations of health care fraud IGPA s Brian Gaines discusses US Supreme Court decision on Voting Rights Act NEW Leadership 2013 brings together students from across the state Emerging leaders in Illinois named 2013 Edgar Fellows Outstanding men and women from throughout Illinois have been chosen as 2013 Edgar Fellows in the second year of an initiative sponsored by the University of Illinois and its Institute of Government and Public Affairs IGPA to

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  • Don Fullerton contributes to UN report on climate change | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Futures Flash Index About Archive Illinois Budget Policy Toolbox Illinois Economic Review Opinion Monitor 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 Don Fullerton contributes to UN report on climate change Click here to read a story by the University of Illinois News Bureau about Fullerton s contributions to Climate Change 2014 Mitigation of Climate Change the UN s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change s fifth assessment report Fullerton talked to Business and Law editor Phil Ciciora about the risks of the unknown the difficulty of international cooperation around new policy current efforts to adopt new technology and the ethical questions surrounding our responsibiliy to future generations Related Content The Sunday Spin Director Mooney recaps POTUS visit to Springfield Jim Edgar to receive Champion of Democracy recognition Director Chris Mooney compares budget less states of Illinois and Pennsylvania Search the web Search igpa uillinois edu Search igpa uillinois edu library IGPA Site IGPA Library The Institute of Government and

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