UW-Milwaukee Economics in the News


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2014

Owen Thompson, "Wisconsin's Black Children Trapped in Poverty," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. September 10, 2014.

Kundan Kishor, "Wisconsin Sees Slow Growth in Consumer Spending," BusinessWeek, August 8, 2014.

2013

Scott Adams,"Why Text-While-Driving Bans Don't Work," Mother Jones, Nov. 2, 2013

2012

Keith Bender, "May Job Line: At Issue with Ben Merens," Wisconsin Public Radio, May 9, 2012.

John Heywood, "April Job Growth Disappointing: Private Sector Employers Add Only 130,000 Jobs," by John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, May 5, 2012.

Keith Bender, "Wisconsin's Political War Shifts to Jobs Numbers," by Kirsten Adshead and Ryan Ekvall, Wisconsin Reporter, April 26, 2012.

William Holahan, "Do Cost-Benefit Analysis Before Deciding on Arena," (with C.O. Kroncke), Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, April 9, 2012.

Scott Drewianka, "Wisconsin Among States Capping Earned Income Tax Credits," by LaToya Dennis, WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio, March 15, 2012.

John Heywood, "Employers Add 233,000 Jobs: Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 8.3%," by John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, March 9, 2012.

William Holahan, "New Ways to Look at City Parking," (with C.O. Kroncke), Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Feb 29, 2012.

William Holahan, "Milwaukee's Economy: Next Steps for Growth," Lake Effect,  WUWM - Milwaukee Public Radio, Jan 27, 2012.

John Heywood, "Wisconsin Lost 3,900 Private-Sector Jobs in December," by John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Jan 20, 2012.

Keith Bender, "A New Chapter for the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association," by Candace Romano, ThirdCoastDigest.com, Jan 4, 2012.

2011

Keith Bender, "Are Clients Ready to Retire?" by Dan Moisand, Financial Advisor, Dec 21, 2011.

John Heywood, "State Lost 11,700 Private Sector Jobs in November," by John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Dec 16, 2011.

John Heywood, "80,000 Jobs Added In October as Hiring Slows," by John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Nov 4, 2011.

Scott Adams and Keith Bender, "The Incredible Shrinking Middle Class," by Erik Gunn, Milwaukee Magazine, Nov 2011.

William Holahan, "New Chancellor Lovell to Put UWM in Spotlight," by Karen Herzog, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Oct 13, 2011.

William Holahan, "Business Instincts, Govt. Decisions," (with Charles O. Kroncke), The Lakeland (FL) Ledger, Oct 10, 2011.

John Heywood, "Economy adds 103,000 Jobs, but Unemployment Rate stays at 9.1%," by John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Oct. 7, 2011.

John Heywood, "Employers Added No Net Jobs in August, Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 9.1%," by John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Sept. 2, 2011.

Keith Bender, "The 11th Annual Salary Survey: They Work Hard for the Money," by Marion Herbert, District Administration Magazine, Sept. 2011.

William Holahan, "Save Water, Grow Jobs with Smart Pricing," (with Charles O. Kroncke), Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Aug. 27, 2011.

John Heywood, "Wisconsin Loses 12,500 Private-Sector Jobs in July," by John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Aug. 18, 2011.

Avik Chakrabarti, "US Adds More Jobs Than Expected; Stocks Swing Wildly," by John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Aug. 5, 2011.

John Heywood, "Wisconsin Job Growth Hits Skid in May; Slowdown Bodes Ill for Walker Goal," by John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, June 16, 2011.

John Heywood, "Rockwell Automation Is Manufacturing Intelligence," by Susan Caminiti, NYSE Magazine, Second Quarter, 2011.

Keith Bender, "Is Whole Foods 'Prison Tilapia' Good for American Aquaculture," by Justin Rohrlich, The Daily Feed, Minyanville.com, May 25, 2011.

Keith Bender, "Gauging Wisconsin Gov. Walker Impact on State's Economy, Jobs is an Inexact Science," by Ben Jones, Appelton (WI) Post-Crescent, May 21, 2011.

William Holahan, "Small Adjustments Can Fix Social Security," (with Charles O. Kroncke) St. Petersburg (FL) Times, April 21, 2011.

Keith Bender, PolitiFact Texas Analysis of, "Mitch Daniels Says Government Workers in 41 States Make More than Taxpayers who Support Them,” by W. Gardner Selby, Austin American-Statesman, April 21, 2011.

Keith Bender, "Labor's Last Stand? The Middle Class Squeeze," by Doug Erickson, Wisconsin State Journal, April 20, 2011.

William Holahan, "A Closer Look at Compensation," (with Charles O. Kroncke) Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, March 31, 2011.

Keith Bender and John Heywood, "Public Employees Trade Salary for Benefits," by Russell Grantham, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 29, 2011.

Keith Bender, "Public Workers Not Better Off Study Contends," by Mary Wozniak, The News-Press (Ft. Meyers, FL), March 21, 2011.

Keith Bender, "PolitiFact Analysis of: In fighting collective bargaining changes, Democrats are trying to "protect a system that pays unionized government workers 42 percent more than non-union workers," by Dave Umhoefer, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, March 15, 2011.

John Heywood, "Job Creation Picks Up as Unemployment Rate Falls below 9%," by John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, March 4, 2011.

Scott Drewianka, "Despite Change, Fringes Still a Deal for Workers," Associated Press, Beloit (WI) Daily News, March 1, 2011.

Keith Bender, "Wisconsin Budget: It's Hard to Say if Public- or Private-Sector Workers Have It Better," by J.E. Espino, Appleton Post Crescent, Feb. 28, 2011.

Scott Drewianka, "State's Insurance Plan Still Generous," by Guy Boulton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 27, 2011.

Keith Bender, "State Lawmakers Battling with Public-Sector Unions," by Diane Stafford and Steve Rosen, The Kansas City Star, Feb. 25, 2011.

Keith Bender, "In Battle Over State Payrolls, Data Show a Mixed Picture," by Michael Luo and Michael Cooper, New York Times, Feb 25, 2011.

Keith Bender, "Are Government Employees Too Well Paid?" by Liz Halloran, NPR.org, Feb 23, 2011.

Keith Bender, "PolitiFact Analysis of: Fox Business News' Eric Bolling says Wisconsin Teachers Get Compensated Nearly Double Those in Private Sector," by Robert Farley, PolitiFact.com, Feb 23, 2011.

Keith Bender, "Wage War: State Employees vs. Everybody Else," by Alan Farnham, ABCNews.com, Feb 21, 2011.

Mohsen Bahmani, "The Impact of the Great Recession of 2008 on EU Members," featured speaker in the Milwaukee World Trade Association International Business Series, Feb 3, 2011.

Rebecca Neumann, "Bank Lending Finally on the Increase," by Matt Hrodey, Milwaukee Newsbuzz (Milwaukee Magazine), January 21, 2011.

2010

John Heywood, "Wisconsin Continues to Shed Jobs," by John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Dec 16, 2010.

Keith Bender, "Texas Public Pensions Under Scrutiny in Spite of Protections," by Kate Alexander, The American-Statesman (Austin, TX), Dec 11, 2010.

John Heywood, "Kohler Discloses Details of Contract Proposal; Union Leaders Balk," by Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Dec 10, 2010.

John Heywood, "Briggs Union Workers Start Anti-Dues Petition," by Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Nov 24, 2010.

Keith Bender, was the guest speaker for a TV program entitled, "Labor and the Great Recession," on International Focus on Milwaukee Public Television, Nov 14, 2010

John Heywood, "Working on Job Creation," by Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Nov 7, 2010.

John Heywood, "When Will Wisconsin Recover?" by Matt Hrodey, Milwaukee Magazine Newbuzz, Oct 29, 2010.

John Heywood, "Wisconsin Loses 9,900 Private-Sector Jobs," by John Schmid and Joe Taschler, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Oct 21, 2010.

John Heywood, "Kohler Seeks Two-Tier Wage System, More Use of 'Flexible' Workers," by Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Oct 4, 2010.

Keith Bender, "Kohler Wants Union Concessions," by LaToya Dennis, WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio, Oct 4, 2010.

Keith Bender, "Jobs Report Looks at Wisconsin's Future," by Terry Sater, WISN-TV (Milwaukee ABC affiliate), Sept 6, 2010.

John Heywood, "Wisconsin Jobless Rate Eases to 7.8% in July," by Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, August 20, 2010.

John Heywood, "Private-Sector Jobs Grow at Anemic Rate", by John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, August 7, 2010.

John Heywood, "Job Numbers Head in 'Wrong Direction'", by John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, July 15, 2010.

John Heywood, "US Private-Sector Job Growth Lags in June," by John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, July 2, 2010.

Keith Bender
and John Heywood, Interviews on report entitled, "Out of Balance? Comparing Public and Private Sector Compensation over 20 Years" in several media outlets including CNN/MoneyDes Moines Register, Dallas Morning NewsDetroit Free PressMiami Herald, Reuters, WRGB (CBS 6 - Albany, NY), April 28, 2010.

William Holahan, "The Weight of Water," by Barbara Miner, Milwaukee Magazine, April 19, 2010.

Keith Bender, "U.S. Economy Added 162,000 Jobs in March," by Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, April 2, 2010.

James Peoples, Guest Panelist for Milwaukee Turner's 4th Street Forum entitled, "Clean Energy, Jobs, and Wisconsin's Future," April 1, 2010

Scott Adams, "Health Bill Allows Young Adults to Stay on Parents' Plan," by Jay Olstad, WTMJ-TV (Milwaukee NBC Affiliate), March 22, 2010.

John Heywood, "City's Job Prospects Low for Young Adults," by Stacy Vogel Davis, The Business Journal of Milwaukee, March 19, 2010.

William Holahan, Guest Panelist for Milwaukee Turner's 4th Street Forum entitled, "Our Slowly Sinking Middle Class" Feb 18, 2010.

2009

William Holahan, "Milwaukee Shouldn't Squander Its Competitive Advantage," by Michael Rosen, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Dec 26, 2009.

Keith Bender, "State Jobless Rate Dipped in November," by Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Dec 18, 2009.

Keith Bender, "Are Big Pensions to Blame for City Budget Woes?" by Laura Anthony, KGO-TV (San Francisco ABC affiliate, Dec 4, 2009.

Scott Adams, "Economics 101 for Presidents," by Laura Hunt, UWM Webpage Feature Article, Nov/Dec 2009.

Keith Bender and Scott Drewianka, "Economists Spot Upside to Industry's Downfall," by Sean Ryan, The Daily Reporter, Nov 23, 2009.

Keith Bender, "Company Stays One Step Ahead of Retiring Workforce," by Joel Dresang, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Nov 21, 2009.

John Heywood, "Unemployment Holds Steady, But Job Losses Set 70-year Record," by Joel Dresang, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Nov 20, 2009.

Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee was a panel speaker for a TV program entitled, "Dumping the Dollar," on International Focus on Milwaukee Public Television, Nov 15, 2009.

Scott Adams, "UWM Professor Gets a Taste of Political Policy," by Joel Dresang, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Oct 4, 2009.

Scott Adams, "College Graduates Hit Hard During Recession," by Joel Dresang, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Oct 3, 2009.

John Heywood, "In Wisconsin, Hopeful Signs for Factories," by Peter Goodman, The New York Times, Sept 12, 2009.

Scott Adams, "U.S. job losses moderate; jobless rate at 9.7%," by Joel Dresang, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Sept 4, 2009.

John Heywood, "Union, management see eye-to-eye at Wisconsin Vision," by Joel Dresang, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Sept 4, 2009.

John Heywood, "Jobs on the Line as Mercury Marine Workers Vote Again," by Marti Mikkelson, WUWM 89.7FM, Sept 3, 2009.

Keith Bender, "Labor Daze," by Mike Ivey, The Capital Times (Madison, WI), Sept 2, 2009.

John Heywood, "West Allis Proposal Ties Employee Raises to City Revenue: City Unions Weigh Unusual Contracts," by Tom Kertscher, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Sept 1, 2009.

John Heywood, "Mercury Marine Shines Light on Diminishing Power of Unions" by LaToya Dennis, WUWM 89.7FM, August 21, 2009.

John Heywood, "Online job ads rise but still fall short," by Joel Dresang, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, August 3, 2009.

Keith Bender, Guest on "Eye to Eye" with Paul Piaskoski on current events in economics, WDJT Channel 58 (Milwaukee CBS affiliate), June 7, 2009.

John Heywood, "Report Points to Risks of Merit Pay for Teachers," by Debra Viadero, Education Week, May 14, 2009.

John Heywood, "Rockwell Outlines Cost-Cutting Measures," by John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, April 1, 2009.

Scott Adams, "Labour mobility: The road not taken," The Economist, March 23, 2009.

Keith Bender, "Wisconsin Unemployment Hits 8.8%," by Joel Dresang, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 20, 2009.

Keith Bender, Guest on "Eye to Eye" with Paul Piaskoski on the Federal government stimulus package, WDJT Channel 58 (Milwaukee CBS affiliate), Feb 8, 2009.

Keith Bender, Guest on 'The World Today' radio program on the BBC World Service talking about the US economic stimulus plan and the US labor market, Feb 6, 2009.

2008

Keith Bender, Guest on 'Lake Effect' radio program on WUWM 89.7FM talking about "The Economics of Aging," interviewed by Mitch Teich, Nov 17, 2008.

Keith Bender, "The rise and fall of the 401(k)," by Mike Ivey, The Capital Times (Madison, WI), Nov 12, 2008.

William Holahan, "Regional issues may get focus: Obama administration uniquely positioned to understand plight," by John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Nov 8, 2008.

John Heywood, Guest on 'UWM Today' radio program on WUWM 89.7FM talking about "Job Security," hosted by Tom Luljak, Oct 23, 2008.

Keith Bender, Guest on "Eye to Eye" with Paul Piaskoski on the financial crisis, WDJT Channel 58 (Milwaukee CBS affiliate), Oct 19, 2008.

Scott Drewianka, "Economy a deciding factor in 2008 election," by Joel Dresang, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Oct 14, 2008.

William Holahan, "U.S. rescue relies on other nations: China, Japan, Saudi Arabia among countries taking on America’s debt," by John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Oct 11, 2008.

Keith Bender, "Employment outlook is bleak: 159,000 jobs cut in September," by Joel Dresang, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Oct 3, 2008.

Keith Bender, "Wisconsinites Nervous About Financial Futures: Experts Advise Not To Panic," by Mike Anderson, WISN Channel 12 (Milwaukee ABC affiliate), Sept 30, 2008.

Keith Bender, "Those near retirement are waiting out the financial crisis," by Mike Johnson and Dan Benson, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Sept 25, 2008.

James Peoples, Guest Panelist for Milwaukee Turner's 4th Street Forum entitled, "Wisconsin's Choice: Change or Decline?" Sept 11, 2008.

William Holahan, "Why aren’t gas prices lower? Prices at the pump have lagged behind drops in oil prices," by Sharif Durhams, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Aug 13, 2008.

Keith Bender, "Rethinking Retirement: Economy, Desire to Work Are Keeping Americans in Workplace Longer," by Joel Dresang, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Aug 9, 2008. Discussed in editorial in the (Mankato, MN) Free Press on Sept 3, 2008.

Keith Bender, "Homosexuals' Money Is No Good Here," by Cloe Shasha, ABC News website, June 19, 2008.

Keith Bender, "Getting Ready for a Surprise Retirement," by Emily Brandon, US News and World Report, online on June 12, 2008, also in print in June 23 edition.

John Heywood, "Economist labors over employment relationships," by Laura Hunt, UWM Home Page Feature.

Scott Drewianka, "Want to give economy a boost? Here are a few ideas," by Joel Dresang, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, May 4, 2008.

Keith Bender, "Unemployment, slowing economy impacts Milwaukee market," by Kevin Lessmiller, UWM Post, April 28, 2008.

William Holahan, "Gas prices are within pennies of their peak; Consumers likely to be pinched elsewhere as delivery costs rise," by Tom Held, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, April 8, 2008.

Scott Adams, "Smoking and Drinking: Unlucky Strikes," The Economist, April 3, 2008. (The research was picked up by the Associated Press and other international news outlets and appeared in a number of news outlets, such as the Calcutta (India) Times, Melbourne (Australia) Herald Sun, FOXNews, US News and World Report, the Wisconsin State Journal, and the UWM Home Page.)

Leon Schur (Emeritus Professor), "Miller Park: Economic promises got it built. Has it paid?" by Don Walker, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, April 3, 2008.

John Heywood, "Spring hiring expected to slow: Manpower report another sign of possible recession," by Joel Dresang, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, March 10, 2008.

Markos Mamalakis, "The Economic Impact of War:The Golden Rules," WBKY/WBWI radio.

William Holahan, "Expect more pain at pump," by Tom Held, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Feb 28, 2008.

Scott Drewianka, "Hopefuls grapple with economy: Parties differ on how to address Bush tax cuts," by Joel Dresang, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Feb 13, 2008.

James Peoples, "Want the jobs — or the job done?" by Patrick McIlheran, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Feb 13, 2008.

John Heywood, "Doyle pushes tax incentives, warns of spending cuts" by Steven Walters, Stacy Forster, and Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, January 23, 2008.

Mohsen Bahmani, Guest on "International Focus" program on "Managing A Falling Dollar", Milwaukee Public Television, MPTV, January 20, 2008.

2007

Scott Adams, "Wisconsin debates ban on smoking," by Judy Keen, USA Today, December 13, 2007.

John Heywood, "Union leaders urge contract with Chrysler," by Thomas Content, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, October 23, 2007.

Keith Bender, "Nation's elderly remaining employed," by Malavika Jagannathan, Green Bay Press-Gazette, Sept 16, 2007.

John Heywood, "Bonus plans ‘add to job satisfaction’," by John Kelleher, The Times (London), Sept 9, 2007.

James Peoples, Panel speaker for Milwaukee's 4th Street Forum on "Do Labor Unions Matter Anymore?" March 29, 2007. Broadcast on Milwaukee Public Television March 30, 2007.