Policy Brief

Allegheny County school district financial data over the last ten years

Summary: This Policy Brief looks at data on average daily membership, expenditures and revenues for Allegheny County school districts over the last 10 years by looking at changes from the 2011-12 school year, the 2015-16 and 2020-21 school years. The … Continue reading

Colin McNickle at Large

Remembering Ralph Reiland

He was known as “Mr. Reiland” to some. Others knew him as “Professor Reiland”; he had a long tenure teaching economics at Robert Morris. Still others knew him as that sometimes-curmudgeonly guy with the long-running weekly Tribune-Review column – mostly … Continue reading


Productivity losses in 2022

The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report on labor productivity in the U.S. business sector for the second quarter 2022 shows output per hour falling at a 3.6 percent annual rate following a similar decline in the first quarter. … Continue reading