Posts Tagged ‘Marianne Hill’

Marianne Hill retires after tracking state economy for two decades

The logic of purposely dumping American grown wheat into the Gulf of Mexico while large parts of the world’s population starved didn’t compute for high school math whiz Marianne Hill. Her teacher’s short-form answer – the wheat dumping protected farmers in the Third World countries whose people were starving – equally befuddled Hill, who decided […] [...]

Minorities & the wage gap

The gap between what black and white Mississippi workers earn is still substantial, despite 25 years of advances for African American Mississippians. That’s the bottom line of a report on the economic status of African Americans in the state by Dr. Marianne Hill, senior economist at the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. Blacks make up […] [...]

Upon further review: State had negative GDP for 2011

Mississippi dipped back into recession in 2011, with overall economic output shrinking 0.8 percent, according to federal figures released last Tuesday. The Magnolia State was one of only six states where the economy contracted in 2011, along with Alabama, Hawaii, Maine, New Jersey and Wyoming, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported. Senior economist Marianne […] [...]

Analysis: Mississippi unemployment rate still rising

by Published: December 5,2011

Tags: Marianne Hill, Mississippi, October, unemployment

Roy Nickson has spent so much time at a job service office here that the employees know him by name. The 56-year-old Vicksburg resident said that after six months of looking, he doesn’t feel much closer to landing new employment. “It’s hard and it’s slow right now,” said Nickson, who said this is the first […] [...]

Good idea or not?

See related Feb. 4 Business Blog post, ‘Haley Barbour and Khosla Ventures’ and Feb. 11 post, ‘WSJ: Learned from Khosla-backed energy startups that tanked.’ State leaders agree that affordable and reliable energy is essential for Mississippi’s future economic growth. Gov. Haley Barbour has said his energy policy is “more of it” and has aggressively promoted […] [...]

Report notes worry over state debt backed by taxpayers

by Published: January 16,2011

Tags: 2011 economic report, Marianne Hill

Mississippi goes into 2011 among the states with the highest tax-supported debt system, a circumstance that leaves taxpayers on the hook for future shortfalls in revenue earmarked for debt repayment. The debt-as-a-percentage of Mississippi’s gross domestic product puts it in the company of fiscally troubled states such as California and New Jersey, according to “Mississippi […] [...]

It’s the economy

Mississippi’s bankers and lenders can’t seem to get out of each other’s way as state appears to be late in the recession and out Late both coming and going — that’s how economists of the future will detail Mississippi’s experience with the Great Recession. While tardy to settle into the economic slump that beset much […] [...]

Johnson named leader of women’s commission

The Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women has appointed Pam Johnson as its new executive director. Commission chairwoman Marianne Hill made the announcement July 16. Johnson was most recently executive director of the Mississippi Association for Justice. She also worked for the Secretary of State’s Office and the State Auditor’s Office. [...]

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