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What We Do

Our economists offer advanced knowledge in economic analysis, research and data analytics. We offer a neutral source for assistance in the economic development decision making process.

Arkansas Economist Blog

A forum for information and analysis about the Arkansas economy, featuring commentary and observations by AEDI’s Chief Economist and State Economic Forecaster, Dr. Michael Pakko and Regional Economist, Dr. Carlos Silva..

Neutral Perspectives

As a State economic research group, we remain a neutral resource for statistics and signals for economic shifting bellwethers. Without having to outsource, we provide unbiased data so that your team can grow the vision plan with facts.

Featured Projects

Argenta Downtown Experience District

An overview of the current social and economic developments in the region related to the arts and entertainment activities in the Argenta Downtown Experience District

Arkansas Economic Forecast

The can’t miss annual event giving updates on economic conditions and the outlook for the region and nation.

6th Annual Metropolitan Little Rock Report Card

We compare the Little Rock MSA’s income and employment, education, and health data to similar MSA’s around the south.

We would love
to hear from you.

Michael Pakko
Chief Economist and State Economic Forecaster
mrpakko@ualr.edu
(501) 569-8541

Carlos Silva
Regional Economist
cgsilva@ualr.edu
(501) 907-5874