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Understanding California's Dynamex Decision

Understanding California's Dynamex Decision

The California Supreme Court's Dynamex decision has the potential to be a watershed moment for the economy. The decision defines whether certain workers should be classified as independent contractors or employees, something that has far-reaching implications for alternative work arrangements. View our new analysis now.


Taxes, Tariffs, and Threats

Taxes, Tariffs, and Threats

Taxes, tariffs, and threats have been capturing recent headlines, but what does it all mean for the U.S. economy through the remainder of 2018 and into the near term future? Listen to Founding Partner Christopher Thornberg's prognostications in a new podcast with the National Conference of State Legislatures. 


Economic Growth Amid Dysfunction

Economic Growth Amid Dysfunction

A trio of new studies finds deepening divisions in California's economy as the state with the highest housing costs in the nation loses its middle and lower income residents to more affordable locations. Growth Amid Dysfunction, released by Next 10 with analysis by Beacon Economics, tracks detailed trends in housing, migration, and employment across the state.


Immigration and Economic Growth

Immigration and Economic Growth

California is not 'home-growing' enough workers to meet our increasing demand for labor. And with the economy at full employment, it's highly unlikely immigrants are displacing U.S. citizens in the job market. Read Robert Kleinhenz's post at No Nonsense Economics.


Los Angeles Small Business Attitudes Survey

Los Angeles Small Business Attitudes Survey

Small businesses are a vital sector of the economy and their attitudes and activities are a strong indicator of what's to come. The new Small Business Attitudes Survey from 1st Century Bank reveals optimism and expectations of growth among small businesses in the City of Los Angeles. View the new survey now.


Christopher Thornberg A Housing Bubble Hero

Christopher Thornberg A Housing Bubble Hero

Beacon Economics' Founding Partner Christopher Thornberg was spotlighted on the business page of the Los Angeles Times in an article headlined "Housing Bubble Hero. The profile describes him as one of the few economists to call the housing crash. Read the full article in the Los Angeles Times.




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