Economic Policy / Politics
April 29, 2013 | General News
UGA President-elect Morehead announces increased emphasis on economic development
resident-elect Jere Morehead has announced that he will reorganize the University of Georgia's economic development activities and programs to make economic development a key priority under his administration.
November 26, 2012 | General News
Georgia Economic Outlook set for Nov. 29
The 30th annual Georgia Economic Outlook luncheon, hosted by the University of Georgia Terry College of Business, is set for Nov. 29 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
November 2, 2012 | Research News
UGA Prof: Amortized cost is good policy for mutual funds
In a paper the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released Nov. 1, University of Georgia accounting professor Dennis Beresford reaffirms the long-standing policy of using amortized cost for money market mutual funds.
October 16, 2012 | Events on Campus
Financial adviser to provide community insight into today’s economy
Amy Dunham, a financial adviser with Edward Jones in Griffin, will present a public lecture Oct. 24 from 5:15-6:30 p.m. titled "Outlook and Opportunities: Preparing for the Road Ahead." The talk will be held in room 115 of the Student Learning Center on the University of Georgia Griffin Campus.
July 30, 2012 | Research News
Look at smoking preferences reveals ‘left-digit’ price effects
Georgia sold 544 million packs of cigarettes in 2010, earning $201 million in state tax revenue. New research from the University of Georgia suggests a $1 tax increase would decrease consumption by 20 percent and almost triple revenues. The same tax is estimated to have similar effects in nine other states.
June 27, 2012 | Expert Voice
UGA experts available to comment on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
University of Georgia experts are available to provide commentary on the ramifications of the Supreme Court's ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, expected to be delivered June 28.
November 17, 2011 | Events on Campus
Conference to tackle public sector financial crisis in U.S., Europe
The University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs will host the "The Future of the Social Welfare State: The U.S. and Europe" conference on Dec. 9 from 12:30-5:45 p.m. at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel. The event is free and open to the public.
October 24, 2011 | Events on Campus
Diplomacy, trade, development focus of global engagement conference
Global engagement is more than just a phrase at the University of Georgia. For the past decade, it has been a central part of the university's strategy. On Nov. 10, the University of Georgia and the Atlanta Consular Corps will take globalization a step further with an inaugural symposium on "Global Engagement 2011: Public diplomacy, trade and economic development." The keynote speaker will be Reta Jo Lewis, special representative for Global Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, who is a UGA alumna.
October 10, 2011 | Events on Campus
UGA Terry College professors to discuss ‘The Great Recession Three Years In’ Oct. 12
Three years into the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, a faculty panel from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business will offer their perspectives on the current economic crisis and what lies ahead at a public forum Wednesday, Oct. 12. The panel discussion, titled "The Great Recession Three Years In," will be held at 6:30 p.m. in room 213 of Sanford Hall on the UGA campus. The forum is sponsored by the UGA Economics Society.
September 29, 2011 | Events on Campus
Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin to open UGA Terry Leadership Speaker Series
Atlanta's former mayor, Shirley Franklin, will be the inaugural speaker for the 2011-12 University of Georgia Terry Leadership Speaker Series. Her presentation will be Friday, Oct. 7 at 10:10 a.m. in room 101 of the Miller Learning Center.
September 13, 2011 | General News
UGA Institute for Women’s Studies to host Women and Girls in Georgia conference
The University of Georgia Institute for Women's Studies is hosting the fourth annual Women and Girls in Georgia Conference on Oct. 8 in the Zell B. Miller Learning Center on campus. This year's theme is "Women and the Economic Crisis: Responding to Tough Times."
August 10, 2011 | General News
Forbes gives Terry College MBA program best-ever ranking
MBA graduates from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business reported a higher return on their investment in a graduate business degree in 2011 than they did two years ago, according to a new survey in Forbes magazine.
July 21, 2011 | General News
UGA experts to offer commentary on federal government’s debt ceiling dilemma
The following faculty experts from the University of Georgia are available to discuss a wide range of issues related to the federal government’s debt ceiling crisis and how consumers will be impacted. Their contact information is included for your convenience.
June 21, 2011 | General News
Federal Reserve Bank’s Lockhart to be UGA’s summer Commencement speaker
Dennis P. Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, will be the speaker for the University of Georgia's combined undergraduate and graduate summer Commencement ceremony Saturday, August 6 at 9:30 a.m. in Stegeman Coliseum.
May 3, 2011 | General News
How the death of Osama bin Laden will affect U.S. presidential politics and the economy
A number of faculty experts from the University of Georgia are available to discuss issues related to the death of Osama bin Laden, such as how it will affect the president's approval rating as the U.S. prepares for the presidential election in 2012, along with how the political unrest in the Middle East will affect economic recovery and rising energy prices. The following is a list of UGA experts available for commentary. Their contact information is included for your convenience. Please feel free to contact UGA News Service at 706/542-8083 or firstname.lastname@example.org should you need additional assistance.