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About The Connecticut Economy

Our Mission

The Connecticut Economy is committed to improving readers’ understanding of the state’s economy. This is in keeping with the University’s land-grant mission of public service to the people of our state.

Tapping expertise from the University and around the state, the Quarterly offers readers substantive, data-driven analyses of current events, longer-term trends, and public policies that affect the Connecticut economy.

Our goal is to be clear, incisive, and objective in our analyses.


The Editors

Steven P. Lanza

Dr. Lanza is Executive Editor of The Connecticut Economy and coordinates the magazine's production, publication and distribution. He teaches, in the University of Connecticut's Department of Economics, courses that include applied regional analysis, economic history and law and economics, and has served as an economic consultant. He has been interviewed on radio and television, and has been quoted in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.


Dennis R. Heffley

Dr. Heffley is a Professor and Head of the Department of Economics at the University of Connecticut, and has taught courses in urban, health, and mathematical economics since 1973. His research, published in the Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Regional Science and other leading professional journals, uses microeconomics to better understand market behavior and public policy.


Arthur W. Wright

Dr. Wright is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Connecticut, where he was Department Head, 1979-1989, and taught courses in industrial organization and market regulation. He was the department's Honors Advisor and taught the Honors Seminar. His research has appeared in the American Economic Review, National Tax Journal, and Journal of Comparative Economics, among other professional journals.