Center for Analysis of Delaware's Economy & Government Spending



(Pictured: Dr. John Stapleford, CRI Chair)

Center for Analysis of Delaware's Economy & Government Spending

The Center for Economic Policy & Analysis is currently focusing on:
 
• promoting awareness of and adherence to public employee rights in light of the U.S. Supreme Court 2018 decision in Janus v AFSME with key partners
 
• conducting a policy reform campaign for the repeal of Delaware's Prevailing Wage Law in league with key partners
 
• supporting the city of Seaford in suing the State for blocking their right to a Right To Work law
 
• overturning State legislation that allows union members to "opt out" of the union only when within 15 days of their union membership date
 
Please contact Dr. John Stapleford, Chair with any inquiries!
Email: JohnStapleford@CaesarRodney.org

Don't wager on Delaware's economy By Dr. John Stapleford Center for Economic Policy and Analysis The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics compiles data on employment, wages, and establishments by industry for each state. The wage data for Delaware tells a dismal story. &nbs...

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Delaware Piles on the Regulations By Dr. John Stapleford Center for Economic Policy and Analysis ...

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Economic data for states and metropolitan areas are released by the Federal government with a lag of one month to two quarters. So, business economists are always hunting for more high frequency, reliable cutting edge indicators. Below are three sou...

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The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) maintains “Stats America” with profile data on each state. How has Delaware been performing according to the EDA?   Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP):&nb...

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Per capita (per person) personal income is one important measure of the economic well being of a society. In 2002 Delaware per capita income was 18% above the nation (see chart below).   It has been downhill since th...

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As shown in the chart below, since 1990 growth in total employment in Delaware kept pace with the nation until the 2007-08 recession. From that point onward the growth in Delaware employment has lagged the nation and the gap between the tw...

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Delaware, like the nation, has experimented with two approaches to governance. Governor Pete DuPont believed that lower taxes and deregulation encouraged entrepreneurship and hard work. Governors Markell and Carney believe that government spending and regulations hold the key to a fair and prosper...

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As of this date there have been officially 290 COVID related deaths in Delaware out of a population of 982,000. This is a death rate of three one-hundred of one percent (.03%). There have been 7,870 confirmed COVID cases for an incidence rate of eight-tenth of one percent (.8%). The state gov...

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Officially, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), unemployment is the percent of the labor force that is actively looking for employment and cannot find it.   To be eligible for unemployment insuran...

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