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A Forecast of the Effects of COVID-19 on North Dakota

Hear from Dr. Jeremy Jackson on the findings of his special Economic Outlook report. This webinar aired May 22, 2020.

Read the latest Economic Outlook report here. 

In this special report, we use the North Dakota Forecast Model to estimate a series of scenarios to measure the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on our state economy. 

Applications Open for Mancur Olson Scholars

The Great Debate: Marxism vs. The Market

Scholars will explore the great debate between the competing economic systems of socialism and free market capitalism. Each participant will receive a $500 scholarship. Apply now. 

Society vs. the Environment?

Scholars will examine the conditions necessary to balance using the environment for immediate benefits and preserving it for future use. Each participant will receive a $500 scholarship. Apply now.  



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