Researchers at UNL and partner universities now have easier access to this rich cache of restricted census and other
federal information. In 2014, UNL became home to the new Central Plains Research Data Center, one of 19 such centers
across the U.S. A $300,000 National Science Foundation grant funds the center's establishment.
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.