Policy Brief

  • Population losses being felt in labor market

    Summary: A recent Policy Brief (Vol. 19, No. 18) analyzed the long-running population decline in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and the challenges the economy faces as a result.  Obviously, population changes affect the area’s labor market, specifically the … Continue reading


Colin McNickle at Large

  • A gathering of heroes

    WASHINGTON It was about as poignant a moment as one could imagine: The National World War II Memorial. On the National Mall. On the Saturday before the Memorial Day weekend of 2011. The site is perfectly framed at one end … Continue reading