School’s Never Out for Priscilla Oliver

Posted On August 16, 2015
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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 »

Undergrad Fighting for the Rights of Others

Posted On August 12, 2015 by Marcia Jones Cross
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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 »

Job Placement Sets Georgia State’s Economics Ph.D. Program Apart

Posted On August 10, 2015
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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.

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National Debt Forgiveness Reduces Tax Efforts, Perpetuates Aid Dependence, New Research Finds

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 »

Just Peachy? Pitting Georgia’s Non-Tax Incentives Against the Competition

Posted On July 21, 2015
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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 »

Economist Improves Framework for Understanding Population Migration

Posted On July 16, 2015 by Perri Campis
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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 »