Melissa specializes in education and social policy.Methods and Tools Econometric & Statistical Analysis & Modeling
ECONorthwest can construct or deconstruct any econometric and statistical model or analysis.
Over the past three decades, workers have increasingly struggled to find stable employment with good wages. U.S. productivity has surged, but this is largely because companies are producing more goods and services with less labor. For example,
As time goes on, machines will do more of our repetitive work, and workers will find limited opportunities for such jobs in the labor market.
Recognizing these trends, most states and metropolitan regions have set ambitious goals to dramatically boost the educational attainment of their populations and retrain adults as they move through their prime working years. Robust and efficient workforce development systems will be critical to meeting these goals. At the same time, federal and state fiscal crises put funding for workforce development at risk. To survive in an era of increasing demands and ever-scarcer resources, workforce developers need to be armed with rigorous evidence that their programs make a difference.
At ECONorthwest, we help workforce agencies, colleges, and nonprofit service providers identify and communicate their impact in a clear and concise manner. Our services include: