Category Archives: Economic Impact

Horse Owners Invited to Participate in Texas Equine Study

Texas horse owners are invited to participate in a study of the Texas equine industry. The study asks about horse ownership, participation in horse-related activities, boarding facilities, and horse-related expenditures. Owners of businesses that serve the equine industry, such as feed stores, training facilities, farriers, and veterinarians, are also invited to participate in the survey. The online survey can be accessed from the link: Individuals, especially those with complex businesses may which to complete a paper copy of the survey available at: Texas_Equine_Industry_Paper_Questionnaire. The survey will remain… Read More →

Do disasters help the economy?

Do disasters help the economy? One of my colleagues asked me recently what economic impact analysis has to say about this question. He provided a link to a Forbes article countering the frequent claim that disasters can be/are good for the economy; in turn, Forbes linked to this example from the New York Times. I’ve heard the claim before, of course. In fact, you often hear people say that rural areas and farmers/ranchers are not impacted by drought, fire, or other disasters because of government disaster relief payments…. Read More →