Reports

The Bloustein School produces several ongoing report series on the New Jersey economy. Below are the most recent reports.

Specific reports can be found by clicking on the report name.

Rutgers Regional Reports

R/ECON Rutgers Economic Advisory Service Reports

Advance & Rutgers Reports

Sitar-Rutgers Regional Reports

Business Employment Incentive Program (BEIP) reports


Other reports

National Transit Institute Annual Report (2012)
The National Transit Institute annual report for Rutgers Fiscal Year 2012.
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Rutgers Regional Report—April 2012
Demographics, Economics and Housing Demand

Authors James W. Hughes and Joseph J. Seneca discuss how the intersection of demography and the global economic realities of residential housing demand differ from the previous forecasts.
Report | Press release

R/ECON Forecast—April 2012
New Jersey: The Recovery is Underway
Report | Press Release

Advance and Rutgers Report—Issue Paper #7—November 2011
A Tripartite Post-Recession Rebalancing
In this issue of the Advance & Rutgers Report authors James W. Hughes and Joseph J. Seneca discuss the recent slowdown in economic recovery as a result of a series of one-time negative events as well as potential deeper national and global structural problems.
Report | Press release

Rutgers Regional Report—September 2011
Employment Recession and Recovery in the 50 States

Written by Joseph J. Seneca, University Professor; and Will Irving, Research Associate
Rreport | Press release

Advance & Rutgers Report—Issue Paper #6, August 2011
Economic Soft Patch 2: A Second-Half Rebound or Redux?
In this issue of the Advance & Rutgers Report authors James W. Hughes and Joseph J. Seneca discuss the recent slowdown in economic recovery as a result of a series of one-time negative events as well as potential deeper national and global structural problems.
Report | Press release

Advance & Rutgers Report—Issue Paper #5, May 2011
Special Edition: Solar Power in the Garden State
In the May 2011 issue of Advance & Rutgers Report, guest columnists Shankar N. Chandramowli, research staff member and Frank A. Felder, PhD, Director of the Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy and professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, examine the significant issue of solar power in New Jersey.
Report | Press release

R/ECON Forecast, April 2011
New Jersey: A Weak Recovery Begins
R/ECON director Nancy Mantell predicts that New Jersey will begin to recover its lost jobs in 2011, but the growth will be so slow that the average number of jobs in the state will not surpass the 2007 peak until mid-2016.
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Alan M. Voorhees Transporatation Center Annual Report 2010 (2011)
The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center has issued their annual report for the 2009-2010 fiscal year.
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Second Annual Report on the Economic Impact of the Federal Historic Tax Credit
A follow-up report by Rutgers professors David Listokin and Michael Lahr, with assistance by researchers at the Center for Urban Policy Research and the National Trust Community Investment Corporation, analyzing the economic impact of the federal Historic Tax Credit since its inception in 1976.
Report | Press Release

National Transit Institute Annual Report (2011)
The National Transit Institute annual report for Rutgers Fiscal Year 2010.
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Advance & Rutgers Report—Issue Paper #4, December 2010
The Great Uncertainty
In the December 2010 issue of Advance & Rutgers Report, Dean James W. Hughes and University Professor Joseph J. Seneca examine how slow economic growth, coupled with stubbornly high unemployment and the potential for political gridlock, leave much ambiguity in America’s economic future.
Report | Press release

The Contribution of the Casino Hotel Industry to New Jersey’s Economy, August 2010
A new report by scholars from the Bloustein School’s Center for Urban Policy Research, The Contribution of the Casino Hotel Industry to New Jersey’s Economy, highlights the significant impact the New Jersey casino resort industry has across the state.
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First Annual Report on the Economic Impact of the Federal Historic Tax Credit (2010)
A comprehensive report by Rutgers professors David Listokin and Michael Lahr, with assistance by researchers at the Center for Urban Policy Research and the National Trust Community Investment Corporation, analyzing the economic impact of the federal Historic Tax Credit since its inception in 1976.
Report | Press Release


Advance & Rutgers Report—Issue Paper #3, July 2010

Post-Recession America: A New Economic Geography?

In the July 2010 issue of Advance & Rutgers Report, Dean James W. Hughes and University Professor Joseph J. Seneca assess the fiscal aftermath of The Great Recession 2007-2009 across the nation's states and regions.

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Advance & Rutgers Report—Issue Paper #2, February 2010

Y2K+10: A New Decade Unfolds

Dean James W. Hughes and University Professor Joseph J. Seneca assess the depth of economic downturn as well as future issues that will determine the pace and strength of America's economic recovery.

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Advance & Rutgers Report—Special Edition

Believe It or Not: Far Worse than We Thought

In this special edition of the Advance & Rutgers Report, Dean James W. Hughes and University Professor Joseph J. Seneca highlight the job loss estimates between December 2007 and December 2009 are approximately 16 percent higher than initially estimated.

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Advance & Rutgers Report—Issue Paper #1, September 2009

America's New Post-Recession Employment Arithmetic
Dean James W. Hughes and University Professor Joseph J. Seneca conclude that it will take until August 2017 for the U.S. to recover all jobs lost lost during the 2007-09 recession as well as accommodate job growth.
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Moderate Job Losses Forecast for NJ Through 2009

Economists at R/ECON Winter Conference see softer impact on NJ due to recession, possible job growth by 2010
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Influencing Public Policy: An Analysis of Published Op-Eds by Academics
Bob Sommer and John R. Maycroft
This report by Policy Fellow Bob Sommer and John Maycroft, who graduated in May with a Master of Public Policy, examines how academics can gain publication on the opinion pages of the nation's leading newspapers. The findings of the study were reported in The New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle and PR Week. Published in Politics & Policy (Blackwell Publishing, August 2008)
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A National Survey of Local Land-Use Regulations: Steps Toward a Beginning

Robert W. Burchell and Michael L. Lahr, Principal Investigators.
This report provides valuable information and guidance to anyone in the research and policy communities concerned with obtaining sound data for regulatory barriers and related land-use issues.
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R/ECON Summer 2008 Forecast - New Jersey: Downturn or Just No Growth?

Summer 2008 R/ECON™ report charts continuing decline in state job growth, predicts two more years of stagnation.
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New Jersey Logistical Competitiveness: Ominous Trendlines

First in new series of Hughes/Seneca reports for the NJ Society of Industrial and Office Realtors focuses on Port Newark/Elizabeth and the related logistics industry in New Jersey.

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New Rutgers Regional Report Issued, Reversal of Economic Fortune

Bloustein School Dean James W. Hughes and University Professor Joseph J. Seneca issued Rutgers Regional Report #27, Reversal of Economic Fortune:Regional and State Prosperity At Risk

Click here for the full report.

Click here for the press release.

Click here for The Star-Ledger editorial.

 

Sitar-Rutgers Regional Report
The Sitar-Rutgers Regional Report is a joint venture of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the Sitar Company/Oncor International. It is a quarterly report monitoring the overall economy of the state and its office markets. It is edited by James W. Hughes and Joseph J. Seneca.
Latest Issue - November 2008

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NJ Economic Policy Forum Conducts First 'C-Suite Survey'

Bloustein School completes first of three annual surveys of corporate leaders on the health of state's economy.
Press Release

 

New Rutgers Regional Report Issued, Where Have All the Dollars Gone?
Bloustein School Dean James W. Hughes and University Professor Joseph J. Seneca issued Rutgers Regional Report #26, Where Have All the Dollars Gone? An Analysis of New Jersey Migration Patterns.
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Updated Economic Benefits of the New Jersey Stem Cell Capital Projects and Research Bond Acts
This report by Dr. Joseph J. Seneca, University Professor, and Will Irving, Research Associate, is an update of the analysis of the economic benefits of the New Jersey stem cell research initiative submitted by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University to Governor Richard J. Codey in October of 2005. Since that original report was completed, the initiative has been revised and now consists of bond acts that would authorize capital expenditures of $270 million for construction and equipping of stem cell research and other biomedical facilities and $450 million in funds for on-going stem cell research. Click here to read the report


Local Public Finance Database
The Center for Urban Policy Research, in collaboration with the Center of Government Services, has assembled the first Local Public Finance Database, providing property tax and local spending data for New Jersey's 21 counties, 566 municipalities, and more than 600 school districts. The data can also be viewed for the municipalities comprising the New Jersey Meadowlands, Pinelands, Highlands, and Abbott school district areas.
Click here for Excel Spreadsheet (12 MB) (February 2007)
Click here for the Summary Text


Business Employment Incentive Program (BEIP) Reports
2007 - Characteristics and Projected Economic Impact of BEIP Awards prepared for the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. Written by Joseph J. Seneca, University Professor; James W. Hughes, Dean; and Will Irving, Research Associate.
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Who Lives in New Jersey Housing? New Jersey Demographic Multipliers: The Profile of Occupants of Residential and Nonresidential Development (2007)
Written by David Listokin with Ioan Voicu, William Dolphin and Matthew Camp from the Center for Urban Policy Research. Click here to view the report.