of Assistance and Participation
The Index is an ongoing collaborative research project involving Humboldt State Economics Department faculty, students, and participation by many private businesses and government agencies. HSU Professor Erick Eschker is the Director and two economics majors are project interns. Brittanie Smith is the Assistant Editor and Jordan Morgan is the Assistant Analyst. The Index team is grateful for the generous ongoing participation by area businesses and government agencies.
Dr. Steve Hackett is a founding Co-Director of the Index and served as the Executive Director until 2003. Under his leadership, the Index grew in scope and visibility. Steve is a professor in the Economics Department at Humboldt State University and continues to provide valuable guidance to local economic development organizations.
Students play a vital role in gathering the primary data and producing the Index, and consequently receive some considerable hands-on experience working with and analyzing economic data. The Index project would not be possible without the capable collaborative efforts provided by students.
The following students have served as Assistants for the Index:
After graduation, these students have gone on to work at
Yahoo!, Silicon Graphics Corp., study at the UC Berkeley Boalt Hall Law
School, enter the Ph.D. program in Economics at UC Santa
enter the M.A. program in Economics at Cal State Hayward, the M.S.
program in Environmental Systems at Humboldt State, and the
Masters Program in Security Studies at George Washington University,
and work at Ipsos.