Author Archives: Beacon Hill Institute

The Beacon Hill Institute engages in rigorous economic research and conducts educational programs for the purpose of producing and disseminating readable analyses of current public policy issues to voters, taxpayers, opinion leaders and policy makers.

BHI Study: NED Natural Gas Pipeline would strongly benefit MA

  BOSTON – (Wednesday, June 24, 2015) Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s (TGP) proposed Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline (NED) would bring both significant short-term and long-term benefits to Massachusetts according to an economic analysis based on two models by the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University. TGP is a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, Inc., which funded the Institute’s study. The Beacon Hill…

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MA, N. Dakota again top ranked in BHI measure of economic growth and income: NH 6th

(BOSTON – June 9, 2015) Massachusetts again secured the top spot on the annual Beacon Hill Institute’s State Competitiveness Index. Traditional strengths in human resources, technology, security and openness buoyed Massachusetts to the number one rank for the eighth time in nine years. North Dakota finished second. Texas is the largest state to finish in the top ten, ranking 9th…

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Beacon Hill Institute schools Natural Resources Defense Council on basic economics and the EPA.

[Author’s note: The environmentalist left has mounted a campaign to discredit any cost-benefit analysis conducted by state policy think tanks. The criticism of such studies turn out to be more than mere invective and devoid of any substance. Groups such as the Union of Concerned Scientists, the NRDC and Forecast the Facts rely not on economics but ad hominem attacks…

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