In 1997, Mississippi’s gross state product per non-farm employee was 30% below Florida’s, but by 2012 the two states were even at 87% of the U.S. average. Is this an ongoing trend, a new lower level that will stabilize, or an aberration?
The Florida Retirement System offers its beneficiaries either a defined benefit or a defined contribution plan, but which is better for taxpayers?
Retirees create jobs in Florida, but result in a lower skill job structure.

Imagine a Valentine from New York Taxpayers: “Thank You, Florida!”

For decades, demographers at BEBR have been producing Florida's official population estimates.

Internet sales taxes would make a difference to the state budget, because sales taxes are crucial to Florida.

Scientific research develops in teams and networks of researchers. BEBR and CTSI are mapping and analyzing scientific networks at UF to evaluate and drive research productivity.

The October federal government shutdown left many Floridians pessimistic about the U.S. economy.

In partnership with the University’s Center for European Studies, BEBR created an easily accessible database summarizing key economic data on trade and trade horizons between Florida, Europe and Latin America.

A look at current policies provides context to understanding data on issues of changing technologies in our homes and personal transportation.