Browse Policy Spotlight by Author "Merriman, David F."
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The COVID-19 pandemic and small business in Illinois: A preliminary comparison of neighboring states Merriman, David F. (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, University of Illinois System, 2020-10-29)The COVID-19 pandemic brought widespread health, social and economic hardship to households and businesses across Illinois, the nation, and the world. This report provides an initial look at some early evidence regarding ...
Hewings, Geoffrey; Kriz, Kenneth A.; Merriman, David F. (2020-05-27)Analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the state of Illinois’ economy, using an annual econometric-input-output model, revealed that even though the initial or direct impacts were concentrated in three sectors, ...
Kass, Amanda; Kriz, Kenneth A.; Merriman, David F. (2020-04-09)The COVID-19 pandemic has caused upheaval in the U.S. economy but there is great uncertainty about the depth and duration of the disruption. This report forecasts that tax revenue will plummet. The size of the revenue ...