Georgia State University economics professor W. Bartley Hildreth was named the new executive director of the National Tax Association (NTA) during its annual Conference on Taxation in Santa Fe, New Mexico, November 13-15, 2014.
An expert in public budgeting and finance, particularly in tax policy and municipal securities, Hildreth serves on the faculty in the… more »
ATLANTA–Professors Paul Ferraro of Georgia State University and Kent Messer of the University of Delaware will head the newly created Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Policy Research (CBEAR), supported with a $750,000 award from the Economic Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
CBEAR-affiliated faculty will use behavioral and… more »
ATLANTA – Medical doctors will soon be able to use the combined wisdom of hundreds of other doctors and thousands of patient variables to help them determine the safest, healthiest and most cost-effective day on which to discharge each of their patients.
In the Usery Lecture held October 8, 2014, Robert Moffitt, the Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Economics at Johns Hopkins University, spoke about the surprising changes in the U.S. welfare system over time.
Moffitt’s lecture, “The Deserving Poor, the Family, and the U.S. Welfare System,” provided a long-run overview of the U.S. welfare system. It focused on… more »
Imagine your son walking out of school one day and being abducted to fight in a civil war.
For years, from 1989 to 2003, Liberian children were targeted, abducted and sent to Saclepea, Liberia, which became a training ground for child soldiers. These children spent more time engaged in war than in school, and the… more »
Mark Reed teaches about murder: the types of murder, the kinds of people who murder, the ways to murder, but most importantly, the reasons why people murder. And one of the more popular courses this associate professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology teaches is CRJU 4900: Serial Killers.
When Sebastian Beckham Nix graduates in December, he hopes that the diploma for his B.S. in Public Policy-Nonprofit Studies will have the correct name on it. Nix, a transgender man known as Becks, entered Georgia State University in 2010.
While Becks is comfortable talking candidly about his past, he’s the exception rather than the rule.… more »
On Oct. 10, the 51st annual Georgia State University Distinguished Alumni Awards will recognize Eva Galambos, the first mayor of the new City of Sandy Springs and Andrew Young School alumna (Ph.D. ’69, Economics).
The awards are presented by the Georgia State Alumni Association each year to honor alumni who have become acknowledged leaders… more »