Research and Publications


The research files below are in pdf format.

HYDRAULIC FRACTURING BAN: The Economic Impact of a Statewide Fracking Ban in Colorado
Business Research Division, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder 

Douglas County School District: The Impact of a World Class Education
October, 2013, Hon. Peter C. Groff, MCG2 Consulting

Colorado Regional Economic Overviews
(from June 2010 Legislative Council Forecast)

Tax burden Memo
Memo to CSPR Board Members


The publications below are in pdf format.

Common Sense Policy Roundtable 2013 Annual Report

What Does Amendment 66 Mean for Colorado Taxpayers, Schools, and Jobs?

Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Amendment 66 and the Public School Finance Act on the Colorado Economy

Economic Impacts of Improved Educational Performance and the Impacts of Alternative Sources of Education Funding on the Colorado Economy

Economic Impacts of Eliminating Colorado’s Fiduciary Tax on Resident Trusts
March, 2013, Eric Fruits, Ph.D.

Increasing Tax Revenues & Creating Jobs by Growing Colorado’s Trust Industry

Common Sense Policy Roundtable 2012 Annual Report

CSPR – Dynamic Model
CSPR – Energy in Colorado
CSPR – Colorado Medicaid
CSPR – Trust Taxes

Economic Impacts of Eliminating Colorado’s Fiduciary Tax on Trusts
March, 2012, Eric Fruits, Ph.D.

CSPR 2012 Colorado Legislative Candidate Surveys:
Click below to read where the candidates for State House and State Senate stand on the important issues facing Colorado’s economic well-being.

Syndi Anderson – Senate District 14
Amy Atwood – House District 28
Francine Bigelow – Senate District 21
J. Paul Brown – House District 59
Rick Enstrom – House District 23
Jennifer George – House District 18
Lois Landgraf – House District 21
Clarice Navarro – House District 47
Dave Pigott – House District 38
Robert Ramirez – House District 29
Bob Rankin – House District 57
Bill Ross – Senate District 29
Spencer Swalm – House District 37
Brian Vande Krol – House District 35

Common Sense Policy Roundtable 2011 Annual Report

The Medicaid Crisis and the Urgent Need for Reform

Colorado Medicaid – Did you know?

Energy – Did you know?

Tax Policy and the Colorado Economy: The Effects on Employment and Migration
Eric Fruits, Economics International Corp., April 2011

The Colorado Economy
Potential for growth, challenges and solutions

Colorado Jobs Today

Colorado PERA
Unfunded Liabilities and Reform

Colorado’s Fiscal Policy