Dr. Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research, was recently quoted in an article for Fortune which examined why Nebraska has such a low unemployment rate. At 2.6%, the state's unemployment rate is the lowest in the nation and Dr. Thompson helps explain why.
Salfo Bikienga, a graduate student in the department of economics, has created a web application that shows
the estimates of human capital of all US states from 1990 to 2013. The estimates were obtained using the
"Labor Income Based Measure of Human Capital" approach, proposed by Mulligan and Sala-i-Martin (1997). The
Human Capital Project Results Tool
is created under the supervision of Dr. Eric Thompson and Dr. David Rosenbaum.