In New Rankings, Is Georgia Holding Its Own?

Posted On September 29, 2015 by Mary Chase Mize, M.S. in College of Education and Human Development

While other states have made significant gains in revenue collected since the end of the Great Recession, Georgia has not. This and other important findings were uncovered in a recently published Georgia State University report that ranks Georgia vs. the rest of the United States on 38 metrics, including per capita state and local taxes,… more »

Center for State and Local Finance Readies for Spotlight at National ABFM Conference

The Center for State and Local Finance will have a strong contingent at the upcoming Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM) conference, the preeminent gathering of scholars in the field.

With 500 members, the association is the largest chapter for the American Society for Public Administration, which is the most prominent professional association for public administration.… more »

Mitchell is New Assistant Director of Career Services

Posted On September 22, 2015 by Marcia Jones Cross

Brian Mitchell, a nationally certified counselor with over 10 years of career and workforce development experience, is the new assistant director for employer relations in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies’ (AYSPS) Career Services and Student Life Office.

Mitchell comes to the AYSPS from North Carolina Central University, where he worked as… more »

Wallace Named Associate Dean

Posted On September 22, 2015 by Marcia Jones Cross

Economist Sally Wallace has been named associate dean for research and strategic initiatives, a position formerly held by professor Nancy Kropf, who is now dean of the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions at Georgia State University.

“Sally has done a wonderful job as chair of the economics department, and she… more »

The Andrew Young School Welcomes 11 New Faculty Members

Posted On September 18, 2015 by Marcia Jones Cross

The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University is pleased to welcome 11 new faculty to its ranks for the 2015-2016 academic year. Among this year’s new faculty are Second Century Initiative (2CI) professor and economist Alberto Chong, and public finance and education policy expert Ross Rubenstein, the Dan Sweat Distinguished Chair… more »

Get first look of “Andrew Young’s Making of Modern Atlanta” with free screening series

Posted On September 17, 2015
Categories News

“The Making of Modern Atlanta” (Narrated by Ambassador Andrew Young and former WSBTV anchor Monica Pearson) is the story of Atlanta’s growth from a small, provincial deep south city into the international metropolis it is today, and the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies will be hosting free screenings of the documentary throughout October.

Andrew… more »

Student Loan Debt Slows Economic Recovery in Georgia, New Georgia State University Study Finds

ATLANTA—The purchasing power of student loan borrowers in Georgia appears to have been more deeply affected by the Great Recession than such borrowers nationally, new research at Georgia State University shows.

Although the average student loan debt for seniors graduating with debt from Georgia’s colleges and universities is lower than the national average by as… more »

Solo Grandparents Raising Grandchildren At Greater Risk Than Parents for Serious Health Problems

Posted On September 11, 2015
Categories News, Publications

ATLANTA–Single grandparents raising grandchildren are more vulnerable to poor physical and mental health than are single parents, according to a study recently published in Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research.

These caregivers may be at greater risk for diminished physical capacity and heightened prevalence of depression, researchers found.

Researchers at Georgia State University and the… more »