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The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at The University of Utah develops and shares economic, demographic and public policy data and research that help individuals and the community make informed decisions. Use the tools on this page to filter content by type, author, year, and subject matter. If you are unable to find a particular publication, please contact the Gardner Policy Institute at gardnerinstitute@utah.edu

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Our fight against violent crime begins at home

By: Natalie Gochnour Originally published in the Deseret News It’s been a violent summer in our community and country. A disturbed man gunned down a mother, her sons and another child as they returned home from school. A drunken fight turned into a murder in Murray. A drug bust in the basement of a Cottonwood […]

June 21, 2017
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“Informed Discussions” Podcast: Globalization

What has been the impact of globalization in Utah? Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute senior fellow James Wood concludes the impact of globalization has been widespread and nearly all positive. A big reason for Utah’s international success is that many of the products we manufacturer are largely immune to offshoring. Utah also has a great […]

June 15, 2017
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Fast Forward: Major trends with the potential to reshape Utah

By: Natalie Gochnour Originally published in Utah Business Alvin Toffler was a futurist who wrote extensively about the digital revolution. He popularized the term “information overload” and wrote the landmark book Future Shock, which has sold millions of copies and remains in print today. He died last year, but left a legacy of compelling ideas. I […]

June 14, 2017
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Value of Utah’s exports climbs above $13B, report says

SALT LAKE CITY — New research from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute indicates the Utah economy has largely benefited because of globalization. The report also shows that the value of the state’s annual exports have climbed above $13 billion. The study, titled “What has been the impact of globalization on Utah?” was authored by […]

June 9, 2017
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A. Scott Anderson: Why Utah’s open borders aren’t threatening

Editor’s note: A. Scott Anderson serves as co-chairman of the Gardner Institute Advisory Board A robust public policy debate is occurring in Utah, in Congress, across the country and throughout the world regarding globalization — is it a boon or bane for the economy? It’s a very good question. And it’s driving a lot of […]

June 7, 2017
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Gardner Business Review: What has been the impact of globalization on Utah?

What has been the impact of globalization in Utah? Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute senior fellow James Wood concludes the impact of globalization has been widespread and nearly all positive. A big reason for Utah’s international success is that many of the products we manufacturer are largely immune to offshoring. Utah also has a great […]

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Transit will play a vital role in Wasatch Front growth. Just one problem — there’s not enough funding.

As a crowd of Wasatch Front officials listened, economist Juliette Tennert on Wednesday described trains and buses as vital to solve congestion and pollution as the area’s population will double in a few decades. But there’s a big problem. “We have this challenge of how are we going to pay for it,” said Tennert, director […]

May 31, 2017

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