Selected news stories are listed below. A complete listing of recent news also is available.
|Lift model used in Stanford's Energy Modeling Forum study of shale gas's effect on U.S. economy
October 21, 2013 - The Washington Post's article, "The shale-gas boom won't do much for climate change. But it will make
us richer", discusses the key findings of the report from Stanford's Energy Modeling Forum.
Inforum worked in cooperation with Mitre to perform this research.
Inforumís Lift model, along with Mitre's
use of the MARKAL model, was used to study how an increase in natural gas could transform the
United States economy. Some of the notable results include shale gas's impact on future carbon emissions levels and energy prices.
||The Manufacturing Resurgence: What It Could Mean for the U.S. Economy
March 2013 - The Aspen Institute and MAPI (Manufacturers
Alliance for Productivity and Innovation) partnered with Inforum to study how a manufacturing
resurgence would affect the U.S. economy. The study provides policy recommendations to take
advantage of current momentum and bolster manufacturing growth. Additionally, the paper compares how the economy would look
following two different growth scenarios. The full paper and a press release are available.
|Fiscal Shock: America's Economic Crisis
October 2012 - Inforum and the National Association of
Manufacturers conducted a study of the economic impacts of fiscal
policies specified in the Budget Control Act of 2011. The study
extended earlier work, published in June 2012, by considering economic
effects of tax increases and cuts to nondefense expenditures as well as
the defense spending cuts studied earlier. In addition to long-run
effects, immediate effects due to anticipation of future changes also
||Failure to Act: The Economic Impact Of Current Investment Trends in Airports, Inland Waterways, and Marine Ports Infrastructure September, 2012 - Inforum and the Economic Development Research Group investigated the economic impacts of the deterioration of airports, marine ports, and inland waterway transportation infrastructure over the next 30 years. The work was sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers.|