Twenty-one Georgia schools are the latest recipients of Georgia SHAPE grants to improve students’ nutrition and physical activity, according to a summer announcement from the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH). The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) will continue to provide technical assistance (TA) to the school grantees as they plan… more »
A classroom full of Atlanta city, Fulton and DeKalb county high school economics teachers spent one week as students at Georgia State University in June. They were learning how to use technology to improve student engagement in teaching macroeconomics. The knowledge they will take back and share with their schools – and with others… more »
On a beautiful spring afternoon in downtown Atlanta, as students stroll through Woodruff Park thinking about how they’ll soon be done with college, Priscilla Oliver is talking about how she loved studying so much that she chose to go back for additional degrees.
“I didn’t know it at the time,” Oliver says of her early… more »
Jaira Burke is happiest and most at peace when she is lobbying, blogging and volunteering on behalf of human rights and social and economic justice. The International Economics and Modern Languages major says she spends her every waking moment fighting for the rights of others.
“During my freshman year at Georgia State I began volunteering… more »
Prospects comparing doctorate-granting institutions in economics have every reason to give Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies a good long look. For one reason, the school offers a critical mass of top-ranked faculty who confer more doctorates in economics each year than do the University of Georgia and Emory University combined.
ATLANTA – While Greece’s call for debt relief grabs headlines, new research at Georgia State University shows the international financial community may be doing serious harm when it relieves developing countries of their loan repayment obligations. “Debt forgiveness has the potential to lower financial discipline among governments who receive this form of relief,” said public… more »
ATLANTA – “Effective fund raising today starts with good data,” said Keith Barsuhn during a Nonprofit Forum held in May at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. The chief development officer for the United Way of Atlanta was one of three panelists who spoke at “Using Science to Inform the Practice of Fundraising: The… more »
Georgia has more constitutional restrictions on public aid to private companies, and therefore on non-tax economic development incentives, than most surrounding states, according to a new report.
In “Assessing Georgia’s Non-Tax Economic Development Incentives: A Comparison of Georgia to Neighboring States,” Carlianne Patrick looks at the state’s non-tax incentives (such as… more »
Loren Williams, chief data scientist in the Global Analytics division of Big Four professional services firm EY (Ernst & Young LLP), believes there are far too few economists working in his field of business analytics.
“In my 20 years of experience working in this space, I’ve come across only a handful of economists,” he says.… more »
Although economics research has highlighted many well-understood factors that can influence population mobility— the migration of people—only recently have these variables been measured in a “unified way.” Economist Kyle Mangum presents a new modeling framework that does just that, introducing a way to better understand population mobility.
In his Usery Working Paper, “Cities and Labor… more »