• Welcome
    to the Center of Economic Development and Research.

    What we do:
    Conduct economic analysis, public policy research, forecasting, and strategic planning for governments, non-profits agencies, and the private sector.

  • Local media . . .
    Dr. Michael Seman, Senior Research Associate, provides insight to local media on a variety of topics. See "In The News" section for links to articles.


The Center for Economic Development and Research at the University of North Texas was established in 1989 to conduct economic analysis and public policy research and also to provide forecasting and strategic planning services to governments, non-profit agencies, and the private sector with an interest in economic development. Dr. Terrance L. Pohlen (Director of the Center for Logistics Education & Research, a part of the UNT College of Business) is currently serving as Interim Director. Dr. Michael Bomba is Associate Director and Operations Manager.

For more information, please click on the "About the Center" link in the menu bar.

Center Director Position

The Department of Economics seeks to hire an Economics Professor or Associate Professor who will also serve as Director of the Center for Economic Development and Research. For more information and to apply, please visit https://facultyjobs.unt.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=162762

The first time you click on this link, you will be redirected to the Career Site for UNT Faculty webpage.  Click on the "Search Postings" link on the left for a list of all open faculty positions.  Search for "Professor or Associate Professor" in the Rank column and “Economics” in the Department column to see details and to apply.

Cost of Living Index

Cost of Living Calculator LinkThe Center participates in the ACCRA Cost of Living Index (COLI) published by the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER). More information about C2ER can be found at www.c2er.org

Three times per year, Center researchers gather prices in Denton for specific items such as housing, utilities, and groceries. C2ER compiles the data from all participating urban areas to to prepare the cost of living index for participating areas. C2ER also provides a calculator that allows users to reasonably compare the cost of living between areas. Click on the image to go to the COLI calculator to compare Denton to another participating city.

In the news...

Serving up growth

Local gasoline prices

Government jobs

Effects of lower oil prices