Research Papers

The L William Seidman Research Institute also manages The Office of the University Economist, created by Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow in 2005.


The Office of the University Economist has two primary functions:

  • To administer the Productivity and Prosperity Project, encompassing four areas – Education and Other Human Capital; Competitiveness and Economic Development; Knowledge Economy; and Job Quality and Income.
  • To respond to the strategic and tactical needs of the Office of the President and ASU as a whole in economic development matters, including the university’s role as an economic driver.

Reports associated with these functions are available via the links below.

To find out more about The Office of the University Economist, please visit their web site.