The Department of Economics at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University provides excellent opportunities for economic research. The department offers graduate research assistantships to a number of incoming graduate students and most Ph D students. These positions allow students to work directly with faculty members on their research. However, this is just the starting point for research at the Andrew Young School.
The semester research internships allows the development of students’ analytical thinking capabilities in the application of theories and concepts to social problems. A research paper is required at the end of the semester, of which process enhances students’ literacy skills and understanding of the scientific methods throughout research requirements and in-depth case studies.
In addition to these programs, the school has a number of internationally recognized research centers, including:
ExCEN, the EXperimental Economics CENter, was founded in 2006 to support research, teaching, and policy applications involving controlled experiments with human decision makers. Professor James C. Cox is the founding director of the Center.The Center’s central objective is to promote the development and application of economics and related academic disciplines as empirical social science. Ongoing research in the Center involves development of economic theory supported by data.
The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC), housed within Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, provides evidence-based research, program development, and policy guidance. We work locally, statewide, and nationally to improve health status at the community level.The GHPC focuses on solutions to complex issues facing health care today including insurance coverage, long-term care, health care reform, children’s health, and the development of rural and urban health systems. Today the center is at work throughout Georgia and in more than 200 communities across the nation, helping communities achieve health improvement.