Race and the Economy

The Mississippi Economic Policy Center’s Self-Sufficiency Standard

Read the Economic Policy Institute’s briefing paper “Do subprime loans create subprime cities? Surging inequality and the rise in predatory lending”

Click here to download a pdf file of the Mississippi Economic Policy Center Report on the Mortgage Foreclosure Crisis, with extensive data on Mississippi, an analysis of foreclosure procedures, and policy recommendations to address the situation. This 20-page study requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.

The Winter Institute commissioned Dr. Jon Moen and Dr. Andrew Young, Economics professors at the University of Mississippi, to perform an econometric study to analyze the relationship between race and economic prosperity, including the root causes of Mississippi’s low per capita income.

Click here to download a pdf file of Dr. Andrew Young’s study “Why do Black Populations Negatively Correlate with Growth? An Analysis of the Mississippi Economy from 1970-1998.” This 19-page study requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.

Click here to download a pdf file of Dr. Jon Moen’s study “Still Playing Catch-up: Mississippi and the South.” This 14-page study requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.

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