Economics Student Shares Upper Peninsula Research | Northern Today – Northern Today

by | Apr 13, 2022 | Financial

Northern Michigan University Student Max Steele presented at the Association for Private Enterprise Education (APEE) Conference in Las Vegas, Nev., in its undergraduate research competition.“The conference was very academic,” Steele said. “It was divided into two parts, plenaries or long talks that took place three times a day and break-out sessions that happened in between the plenary sessions. It was a very informative experience for me, I learned a lot about economics and the role of government in public markets.”Steele, a senior studying economics, presented his research A Ten-Year Recovery Analysis of GDP in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, which examines the Upper Peninsula and its economic recovery after the great recession. “I started working on this project for Rural Insights and published it in May of last year. The analysis was focused on gross domestic product (GDP) recovery by county and industry in the Upper Peninsula. I would say that the big takeaway is that the U.P., for the most part, did recover, albeit a little slower than the rest of Michigan and the United States as a whole.“Also, counties with larger populations and one …

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