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Georgia State Honors College Student Paris Stroud awarded a place on a Fulbright Summer Institute to the UK

Posted On May 17, 2016
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ATLANTA – Paris Stroud, a Georgia State University Honors College student from Dallas, Georgia studying international economics and modern languages has received a place on a Fulbright Summer Institute to study in Wales on one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programs operating world-wide.

The US-UK Fulbright Commission is the only bi-lateral, transatlantic… more »

GSU’s Oldest New Economics Major to Graduate in May

Posted On April 13, 2016 by Marcia Jones Cross
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Eighty-one-year-old graduating senior Joseph Crews looks forward to hanging his Georgia State University diploma on his seven-year-old granddaughter’s bedroom wall after he graduates with his Bachelor of Science in Economics.

“She likes to ask a lot of questions about how I’m doing in school,” says Crews. “I want to give her something to be proud… more »

British Parliament Taps Into AYSPS Economics Faculty Expertise

Posted On March 23, 2016 by Perri Campis, MPP Student
Categories Economics News, News Tags

In the United Kingdom, water is provided by private companies and is based on the assessed value of the home rather than the actual amount of water used. However, water shortages and population growth, particularly in the south area of the country that includes London, have caused municipalities and policymakers to rethink how households are… more »

More Married Women Are Entrepreneurs, But Single Women Lead U.S. Entrepreneurial Growth, Georgia State University Research Shows

Posted On February 11, 2016
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ATLANTA–Self-employment is growing faster among single women who live in communities that support entrepreneurship and innovation than among men and married women, according to a new study by Georgia State University.


More of these women will continue to choose an entrepreneurial career path as their abilities, education, self-confidence and… more »

A Better Way To Evaluate Conservation Policies Found by Georgia State Researchers

ATLANTA – Protected forested areas in Brazil, Costa Rica, Indonesia and Thailand have prevented the release of more than 1,000 million additional tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, an economic service provided by nature worth at least $5 billion, according to new research by Georgia State University economist Paul Ferraro with alumnus… more »

Professor Examines History Assigning Life Monetary Value

Posted On May 26, 2015 by Karey Perkins, Ph.D

Putting a monetary value on human life is controversial, so economists have attempted to side-step this moral thicket by transforming the question into one about the value of risks.

Economist Spencer Banzhaf reviews this topic in his paper, “The Cold War Origins of the Value of Statistical Life (VSL),” which he presented at the History… more »

Impatience Plays Role in Obesity Epidemic

Posted On October 6, 2014 by Colleen Donelly, Master’s in Communications

New research conducted by the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University suggests that an individual’s level of patience predicts how susceptible they may be to weight gain.

Obesity levels have made a significant jump over the past several decades. Today over a third of the U.S. population weighs in at a… more »

Moffit the W.J. Usery Lecture Series Speaker, Oct. 8

Posted On September 23, 2014 by Perri Campis, M.P.A. student

Robert Moffitt, the Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Economics at Johns Hopkins University, will present the 11th Annual  W.J. Usery Lecture on October 8, 2014, from 10:30-noon at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, 14 Marietta St., in AYS Seminar Room 749.

“Robert Moffitt will examine our complex system of income support for low income households,”… more »