A few days ago I had a talk with graduating senior and former Sound Economics writer, Tesha Shalon about her thesis on the impact of low cost carriers (LCCs) in the domestic airline market. In her thesis, she compares the profit and revenue of these airline companies to legacy carriers, who prospered during the airline regulatory era before the late 1970s. Tesha examines the effect of these LCCs on the profit and revenue of legacy carriers, while analyzing the extent to which LCCs’ profit compares to that of legacy carriers. Since deregulation in 1978, airline carriers have been forced to Continue reading Thesis Corner: Tesha Shalon
The craft beer market has been heavily influenced by a change in preference for these less recognized beers. There has been a significant increase in demand for craft beer in general in the past five ten years. Independent and small beer producers accounted for 24.5 million barrels two years ago. This production was a 13 percent rise in volume and led to a 16 percent increase in retail dollar value. Then in 2016, the sales of craft beer increased by 6.2% and saw a 10% dollar sales growth. After examining these statistics, it is evident that this market has seen Continue reading Where is the Craft Beer Market Headed?
This article is a part two. Look here for last week’s! Welcome back to more marijuana market talk. Last week, I covered how the buildup of stock and reduction of state taxes have helped lower the price of legal weed from a $30-per-gram high, to the more moderate $11.50 per gram. This week I’ll explain other reasons for this drop, and what would make it drop further. Oh how our lives will change. Entrance Woes Not just anyone can sell weed legally. You need a permit, and these are doled out in a most restrictive and regulated fashion. Washington’s Liquor Continue reading More Marijuana Money