Articles By: Robert Ross

Robert Ross is a researcher and social media strategist with the Pelican Institute for Public Policy. He can be contacted at rross@pelicaninstitute.org, and you can follow him on twitter.

Study Alleges Louisiana Has Largest Male-Female Wage Gap In U.S.

Study Alleges Louisiana Has Largest Male-Female Wage Gap In U.S.

Although Louisiana may have the widest wage gap in the country, many academics point to factors other than discrimination that account for the apparent wage gap.

Study Warns Louisiana Oil and Gas Industry May Be At Risk

Study Warns Louisiana Oil and Gas Industry May Be At Risk

A new study by former LSU Professor Dr. Loren Scott details how dependent Louisiana is on the oil and gas industry, and warns that national politics targeting the industry could disrupt one of the state’s key economic drivers.

Rural Louisiana’s High-Speed Internet Grant Rescinded

Rural Louisiana’s High-Speed Internet Grant Rescinded

A grant meant to spread broadband internet to rural Louisiana has been rescinded on the grounds that it would crowd out private businesses.

Study Says Unemployment Benefits Hurting Job Growth

Study Says Unemployment Benefits Hurting Job Growth

A recent Tax Foundation study contends that the unemployment insurance system is in need of an overhaul, as the current system “[exacerbates] negative job growth”.

The Growing Natural Gas Economy

The Growing Natural Gas Economy

Louisiana’s natural gas has given the state an economic advantage over its neighbors, but the implementation of a thriving natural gas economy is still in its infancy.