Economics

GVSU economics expert: Local recovery stabilizes

The West Michigan economy remains on a positive footing, although time will likely show January was the peak of the COVID-19 recession recovery, said Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business.

Mar 5, 2021


Increased access to Medicaid coverage helps keep formerly incarcerated people from returning to prison, GVSU researcher finds

Former prisoners who qualify for expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are more likely to receive treatment for addiction and are less likely to return to prison, said a Grand Valley researcher.

Feb 18, 2021


GVSU economics expert: Local recovery hits a peak

The West Michigan economy jumped into 2021 on a very positive note. Typical of most recession recoveries, nearly all statistics reflect the pent-up demand created over these past months, said Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in Grand Valley's Seidman College of Business.

Feb 4, 2021


Solid growth expected for West Michigan economy, business leaders optimistic, says economics professor

Improving business confidence, along with strong employment growth and sales growth, are expected for the West Michigan economy in 2021, said Paul Isely, associate dean and professor of economics in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University.

Jan 14, 2021


Economics expert: West Michigan recovery picks up steam

The West Michigan industrial economy ended 2020 on a positive note, said Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in Grand Valley State Universityýs Seidman College of Business.

Jan 8, 2021


Search committee will review applications for employee ombuds soon

Grand Valley's first employee ombuds could begin working in early January, according to the search committee timeline.

Dec 4, 2020


GVSU economist: COVID-19 recession is 'first women's recession'

The COVID-19 recession is the first recession to affect women more than men, said Paul Isely, associate dean and professor of economics in the Seidman College of Business.

Nov 18, 2020


GVSU economics expert: West Michigan is back to positive numbers, for now

After four months of a gut-wrenching decline, the West Michigan industrial economy has returned to positive territory, for now, said Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in Grand Valley State University's Seidman College of Business.

Aug 6, 2020


GVSU expert: Local housing market will go from bad to worse, but bounce back could be quicker than rest of the country

The local housing marketing was heating up in January and February before the COVID-19 pandemic brought everything to a halt, said Paul Isely, associate dean and professor of economics in the Seidman College of Business.

Apr 22, 2020


GVSU economist says recession caused by COVID-19 will be a little bigger than 2008-09 recession

It will be June before there is any broad-based restart of any economic activity, said Paul Isely, associate dean and professor of economics in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University.

Apr 3, 2020