I take a few different looks at the monthly additions into the Legacy Fund and see some interesting monthly breakouts.
Frequent calls and newspaper editorials make it seem like it is time to take a deeper dive on the Legacy Fund. I am not a fan of such approaches but it is here and the best thing to do is talk about how to move forward.
Been very tied up with a search committee and chair work the last several weeks. Also been away at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting (loved it!). However, I thought the readers would like to see what may be the most interesting interview I ever gave. It was for a food blog/e-magazine. Here is the link.Continue reading Its People. Err. Not really
Some colleagues and I are projecting population in North Dakota and we tried to figure out ways to identify different subregions of the state using k-means cluster analysis on a few economic variables.
So I am following up my own post. A paper I am soon to present looks at fertility rates in North Dakota and how they were impacted by oil activity. My earlier post, Oil boom but no baby boom in ND, showed a lack of change in the age specific fertility rates for North Dakota over time related to the oil boom. That does not tell the whole story though. There are changes though that are important to highlight. Part of my research is an attempt to break out effects from price and quantity changes on the fertility rate in certain areas.Continue reading Oil & Fertility in North Dakota