dr. steven livingston http://wmot.org en Tennessee Exports Have Mid-State Economist Worried http://wmot.org/post/tennessee-exports-have-mid-state-economist-worried <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Tennessee’s export sector has a mid-state economist worried, in spite of solid growth in recent quarters.</p><p>Middle Tennessee State University’s Dr. Steven Livingston specializes in the study of international trade. He says Tennessee exports are growing by a healthy seven or eight percent per quarter, but he also says that growth is increasingly dependent on a shrinking number of products headed to a shrinking number of countries.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 18:55:51 +0000 Mike Osborne 18499 at http://wmot.org Tennessee Exports Have Mid-State Economist Worried Tennessee Works - Export Standout http://wmot.org/post/tennessee-works-export-standout <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn&nbsp;(WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; WMOT News continues to explore those thin slices of the state economy that prospered during the economic downturn as part a series of stories called &ldquo;Tennessee Works.&rdquo;</p><p>The state&rsquo;s export sector took a nose dive right along with the rest of the economy during the recession. But one category of exports bucked that trend and continued to expand each year of the downturn.</p><p>Dr. Steven Livingston is an economist with the Business and Economics Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 20:14:41 +0000 Mike Osborne 9878 at http://wmot.org