• An Assessment of the Adult Entertainment Industry in Texas 

    Kellison, J. Bruce; Busch-Armendariz, Noël; Jarrett, James E. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-14)
    This project, a collaboration between the Bureau of Business Research (BBR) and the Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (IDVSA) at The University of Texas at Austin, assesses the socio-economic impact of ...
  • Check the Score: Credit Scoring and Insurance Losses: Is There a Connection? 

    Kellison, J. Bruce; Brockett, Patrick (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    Over the past decade, the insurance industry has begun using credit histories to create credit scores for individuals who apply for or, sometimes, renew automobile and other insurance policies. Insurers use these scores ...
  • The Economic and Workforce Impacts of Hurricane Katrina, Demographic and Related Changes on NASA's Space Shuttle Program 

    King, Christopher T.; Kellison, J. Bruce; Smith, Tara; Evans, Eliza; Anderson, MaryAnn; Merjanian, Ara; Hadley, Bryan; Stackhouse, Andrew (IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-02)
    Two reports on the economic and workforce effects of Hurricane Katrina, aging workforce and related factors on NASA's Space Shuttle Program efforts along the Gulf Coast. The research was conducted by a joint team from the ...
  • Empresarias Decididas: Women Entrepreneurs in the Americas 

    Echeverri-Carroll, Elsie L.; Brandazza, Daniela; Kellison, J. Bruce (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-26)
  • Opportunity on the Horizon: Photovoltaics in Texas 

    Kellison, J. Bruce; Evans, Eliza; Houlihan, Katharine; Hoffman, Michael; Kuhn, Michael; Serface, Joel; Pham, Tuan (IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-07)
    Report on the economic potential of the solar energy industry in Texas.
  • Photovoltaics in Texas Part One: New Market Opportunity 

    Kellison, J. Bruce; Evans, Eliza; Houlihan, Katharine; Hoffman, Michael; Kuhn, Michael; Serface, Joel; Pham, Tuan (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-15)
    Why isn't Texas - with its natural solar endowment, semi-conductor expertise, energy business talent, and scientific leadership - a national and global leader in the solar industry? This two-part TBR article establishes ...
  • Photovoltaics in Texas Part Two: Strategies for Growth 

    Kellison, J. Bruce; Evans, Eliza; Houlihan, Katharine; Hoffman, Michael; Kuhn, Michael; Serface, Joel; Pham, Tuan (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-15)
    As the world turns to clean energy sources, Texas has a strategic opportunity to expand its traditional energy leadership capacity into solar power. This article is the second in a two-part series examining the photovoltaics ...
  • Pollution Abatement Spending and Corporate Profitability: Texas Manufacturing 

    Fujii, Hidemichi; Kellison, J. Bruce; Gibson, David V. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-08)
    Manufacturing firms are generally on the front lines of environmental protection because most industrial pollution is a result of manufacturing activity. The problem is that firms do not have strong incentives for pollution ...
  • Sexual Assault Needs Assessment in Texas: Documenting Existing Conditions and Striving Toward Preferred Outcomes 

    Busch-Armendariz, Noël B.; Vohra-Gupta, Shetal; Kellison, J. Bruce; Jarrett, James E.; Heffron, Laurie C.; Kalergis, Karen; Osiantynski, Shoshi; Jones, Amy; Terwilliger, Leeann (Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-10-15)
    A comprehensive needs assessment of sexual assault services for adult victims in Texas, based on interviews and surveys of victims, the professionals that assist them, and statewide leaders. The report estimates that the ...
  • A Statistical Analysis of the Relationship Between Credit History and Insurance Losses 

    Kellison, J. Bruce; Brockett, Patrick; Shin, Seon-Hi; Li, Shihong (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-16)
    At the request of Lt. Governor Bill Ratliff in 2002, the Bureau of Business Research (BBR) examined the relationship between credit history and insurance losses in automobile insurance. With the assistance of the ...
  • Survey of Texas Black-owned Businesses 

    Kellison, J. Bruce; Kammer-Kerwick, Matt; Butler, John Sibley (2014-06-18)
    Report on the state of black-owned businesses in Texas, based on 2010 Census data and a statewide survey of black business owners conducted in 2013. The demographic portion of the study found that the number of black-owned ...
  • Survey of Texas Hispanic-owned Businesses with Paid Employees 

    Echeverri-Carroll, Elsie L.; Kellison, J. Bruce (2012-08-16)
    This report analyzes a survey of 2,811 Texas Hispanic-owned firms with paid employees conducted in 2011. The findings presented here build on results from the 2007 Survey of Business Owners (U.S. Census Bureau) and identify ...
  • Talking About Texas: Texas Business Review and 75 Years of Change 

    Furgeson, Sally; Kellison, J. Bruce (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    Among the projects listed in 1926 for the newly established Bureau of Business Research (BBR) at the University of Texas at Austin was the "issuance of a publication setting forth the economic health of the state." And so ...
  • Texas Moving Image Incentive Program: The Economic Benefits from Incentives 

    Jarrett, James E.; Kellison, J. Bruce (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-14)
    This study analyzes the economic and fiscal impacts of the $80 million Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program. The incentive program was created to encourage companies, producers, and small businesses to choose ...
  • Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program: 2014 Update 

    Kellison, J. Bruce; Jarrett, James E. (2014-09-29)
    This study updates the 2011 "Texas Moving Image Incentive Program: The Economic Benefits from Incentives" study from the Bureau of Business Research. It finds that there are economic benefits (direct and indirect) totaling ...
  • Texas TV, Film and Video Game Incentives: Fast Forward to Big Economic Impact 

    Jarrett, James E.; Kellison, J. Bruce (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-08)
    State economic development incentive programs are significant factors when attracting film, TV, commericials and video game producers to a state. This article summarizes the findings of an economic impact analysis that was ...