Our Publications

To share its research, the Charture Institute publishes both basic data and analyses. In addition, Jonathan Schechter, Charture’s executive director, incorporates Charture’s research into his bi-weekly columns for the Jackson Hole News & Guide.

3 Apr 13 – Perspectives on the Jackson Hole Airport
20 Mar 13 – The Vulnerability of Community Character
6 Mar 13 – The Company We Keep
20 Feb 13 – 22 in 21: Shaping Jackson Hole’s Future; part 3 of 3
6 Feb 13 – 22 in 21: Shaping Jackson Hole’s Future; part 2 of 3
23 Jan 13 – 22 in 21: Shaping Jackson Hole’s Future; part 1
9 Jan 13 – Teton Village and Taxable Sales

24 Dec 12 – Religion in the Hole
12 Dec 12 – WEB EXCLUSIVE – Political Leanings Index
12 Dec 12 – Lessons from November’s Election
28 Nov 12 – Jackson Hole: The Davos of Conservation?
14 Nov 12 – Jackson Hole’s Taxable Sales Patterns
4 Nov 12 – WEB SPECIAL – Pre-Election Day Musings
31 Oct 12 – SPET Tax Vote
17 Oct 12 – Optimism and Leadership
3 Oct 12 – Potpourri
19 Sep 12 – Fantasy Worlds
5 Sep 12 – Jackson Hole’s Future: Eco-tourism and Entrepreneurship
22 Aug 12 – Eco-tourism is the Future
8 Aug 12 – Michelle Obama’s Coming to Town
25 Jul 12 – Jackson Hole’s Economic Future – Part 1
11 Jul 12 – Mitt Romney’s Coming to Town
27 Jun 12 – Energy Independence, Wyoming, and Jackson Hole
13 Jun 12 – Age and Money
30 May 12 – Lifting the Political Discourse
16 May 12 – Evaluating Jackson Hole’s Lodging Tax – Part 3 of 3
2 May 12 – Evaluating Jackson Hole’s Lodging Tax – Part 2 of 3
18 Apr 12 – Evaluating Jackson Hole’s Lodging Tax – Part 1 of 3
4 Apr 12 – Resorts Race to the Top
21 Mar 12 – Jackson Hole’s Arts Economy
7 Mar 12 – The Parks, Visitation, and the Comp Plan
22 Feb 12 – The Recession’s Over. Mostly
8 Feb 12 – Reaching Jackson Hole’s Potential
25 Dec 12 – The 2012 Presidential Campaign Heats Up
11 Jan 12 – Jackson Hole’s Two Economies

28 Dec 11 – Carbon-Neutral Jackson Hole Airport
14 Dec 11 – 22 in 21: Jackson Hole’s Economy in the 21st Century
30 Nov 11 Occupy the Hole Corrected Graph 2
30 Nov 11 – Occupy the Hole? Income Distribution in Teton County
16 Nov 11 – Teton County Political Giving; part 2 – Recipients
16 Nov 11 – Teton County Political Giving – Local Donors – Web-only Exclusive
2 Nov 11 – Teton County Political Giving; part 1 – Overview
19 Oct 11 – Happy Halloween! The World Hits 7 Billion People
5 Oct 11 – Jobs, Taxes, and the Collapse of Construction
7 Sep 11 – An Embarrassment of Riches (and Debt)
21 Sep 11 – The Extreme Economics of Teton County, Idaho
24 Aug 11 – Park Visits, Skier Days, and Jackson Hole’s Economy
10 Aug 11 – Local Implications of the Federal Budget Debacle
27 Jul 11 – A Pox on You, and You, and You, and…
13 Jul 11 – Construction Woes; Anemic Growth
29 Jun 11 – Teton County – Livin’ Long
15 Jun 11 – 1% for the Tetons – 2011 Grant Finalists
1 Jun 11 – Jackson Hole: The Green Silicon Valley (pt. 1)
18 May 11 – Lodging and Construction: Deadweights on the Economy
4 May 11 – Teton County’s Wealth
20 Apr 11 – Ethnic Changes in Teton County
6Apr11 – Teton Regional Growth
23Mar11 – Earthquakes, global warming, and a difficult place for politicians
9 Mar 11 – Spending the Lodging Tax, Part 2
23 Feb 11 – Spending the Lodging Tax, Part 1
9 Feb 11 – The Ratio
26 Jan 11 – Teton County Extremes
12 Jan 11 – Taxable Sales Trends

29 Dec 10 – Snow King’s Future
15 Dec 10 – Hope for the Local Economy
1 Dec 10 – The Good Job/Good Wage Gap
17 Nov 10 – Reflections on the Recent Elections
3 Nov 10 – Jackson Hole Economic Indicator Update
20 Oct 10 – The Lodging Tax: Part 3
6 Oct. 10 – The Lodging Tax: Part 2
22 Sep 10 – The Lodging Tax: Part 1
8 Sep 10 – Hope Starts Locally
25 Aug 10 – Teton County, Idaho’s Profound Economic Woes
11 Aug 10 – What Do Locals Pay in Sales Taxes?
28 Jul 10 – Tourism and the Local Economy
14 Jul 10 – Glenn Beck: Shtick v. Polciy-making
30 Jun 10 – The Tetons Area: America’s Fastest-Changing Region
16 Jun 10 – Jackson Hole Economic Indicator Update
2 Jun 10 – Dear Alex. As you graduate from college
5 May 10 – Sustainability, 1% for the Tetons, and Harley-Davidson
19 May 10 – 1% for the Tetons FAQs
21 Apr 10 – Has Jackson Hole’s Economy Bottomed Out? (Part 3 – Taxable Sales)
7 Apr 10 – Has Jackson Hole’s Economy Bottomed Out? (Part 2 – Real Estate)
24 Mar 10 – Has Jackson Hole’s Economy Bottomed Out? (Part 1 – Classified Ads)
10 Mar 10 – Climate Change and Big Tobacco
24 Feb 10 – Dear President Obama
10 Feb 10 – Environment Commission Compromise
27 Jan 10 – The Comp Plan as trench warfare
13 Jan 10 – The Industrial Revolution rolls on

30 Dec 09 – Onto the Twenty-teens!
16 Dec 09 – Cheaper health insurance for Wyoming
2 Dec 09 – 10 steps toward sustainability
18 Nov 09 – Energy conservation and self-reliance
4 Nov 09 – St. Luke and Jackson Hole’s challenge
21 Oct 09 – Jackson Hole’s recession
7 Oct 09 – Real estate bottoms out
23 Sep 09 – Health Care and Waste
9 Sep 09 – If I Were King of Lower Valley Energy
26 Aug 09 – Presentation on the Comp Plan
12 Aug 09 – Social notes from around the valley
29 Jul 09 – Two recent articles
15Jul09 – Uncharted territory
1 Jul 09 – Three occurrences
17 Jun 09 – A Community of Crises
3 Jun 09 – My mentors, health care, and the Comp Plan
20 May 09 – Four questons for the media to ask
6 May 09 – Teton WY Income and Real Estate Data
22 Apr 09 – Jackson Hole: World’s First Certified Green Resort Community – Part 2 of 2
8 Apr 09 – Jackson Hole: World’s First Certified Green Resort Community – Part 1 of 2
25 Mar 09 – The Passing of an Economic Era
11 Mar 09 – Three Interesting Facts
25 Feb 09 – Teton County Taxable Sales Patterns
The Future of Conservation – Conservation 1.0 v. Conservation 2.0: A Taxonomy
11 Feb 09 – What We Drive
28 Jan 09 – Economic Stimulus Package
14Jan09 – 2008 Political Donations.pdf
14 Jan 09 – 2008 Teton WY Political Donations – Web-only Addendum

31 Dec 08 – Gauging the economic future
17Dec08 – Sustainability.pdf
3Dec08 – Conservation 2.0 – Part 2 of 2.pdf
19 Nov 08 – Teton County taxable sales.pdf
5Nov08 – Conservation 2.0 – Part 1 of 2.pdf
22 Oct 08 – Belief systems.pdf
8 Oct O8 – US deficits.pdf
24 Sep 08 Teton and Teton Real Estate
10 Sep 08 Please Donate to the Charture Institute
27 Aug 08 Changing Landscapes A View From Afar
13 Aug 08 Teton Idaho Real Estate Market
30 Jul 08 Passion and the Comp Plan
16 Jul 08 Observations on Recent Jackson Hole Occurrences
2 Jul 08 3 hopes for our County, Country
18 Jun 08 Gas Prices and the Upcoming Summer
4 Jun 08 Thoughts About the Draft Comp Plan Revision
7 May 08 Recent Charture Institute Activities
23 Apr 08 – 2006 IRS Income Data
9 Apr 08 Teton County Taxable Sales Growth
12 Mar 08 Teton County 2008 Democratic Caucus
27 Feb 08 Statement of Ideal and Teton County Part 1 of 3
26 Feb 08 Statement of Ideal and Teton County Part 1 of 3
13 Feb 08 Letter re. the Bridger-Teton National Forest HQ
30 Jan 08 Challenges Facing St. John’s Medical Center
16 Jan 08 Observations on Recent Newspaper Items
2 Jan 08 Some Big Questions Facing Jackson Hole

Thinking About, Using, and Abusing Data

2004 Presidential Election Voting Patterns