Economist Joins AYSPS as 2CI Health Information Technology Professor

The Andrew Young School welcomed Thomas A. Mroz, a health and labor economist and a member of the Georgia State University Second Century Initiative’s new Health Information Technology cluster, to campus this fall. He also holds the Bernard B. and Eugenia A. Ramsey Chair of Private Enterprise.

Mroz admits that the quality of the… more »

Georgia State University Economist To Examine The State Of Employer-Employee Relations

ATLANTA–Georgia State University labor economist Bruce Kaufman is leading a team of researchers from Australia and Canada in a $500,000, three-year project to gauge the state of employer-employee work relationships in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Their research, funded by the Industrial Relations Counselors, Inc. (IRC) and the Australian Research… more »

CARE Intern Works Towards Gender Equality in Malawi

For eight weeks over the summer, second-year MPA student Melissa Jennings interned for CARE International’s Pathways to Empowerment Program in Malawi. Jennings worked primarily on the midpoint evaluation of the five-year program, which uses the teaching of improved agricultural techniques as a tool for empowering women.

“Working abroad is really exciting because of… more »

Professor Examines the History of Assigning Life a Monetary Value

Posted On September 2, 2014 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 »

New Analysis of Atlanta’s Income Inequality Shows Metro Area Lowers Ranking from One to 19

ATLANTA–A higher concentration of middle-income households outside the city boundaries of Atlanta significantly lowers the income inequality in Atlanta’s Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), a new analysis of data by Georgia State University’s Center for State and Local Finance (CSLF) suggests.

A Brookings Institution ranking of 50 large U.S. cities by level of income inequality… more »

Georgia State University and Partner Launch New Journal for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

ATLANTA—Georgia State and Western Michigan (WMU) universities today launched a national journal that focuses on the needs of millions of families headed by grandparents. It is a free open-access online resource designed to be used by public service professionals as well as scholars.

The journal is a product of the National Research… more »

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