Economic Policy / Politics
November 9, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA to host fourth annual conference on Africa, its diaspora
The African Studies Institute at the University of Georgia presents the Fourth Annual International Conference on Africa and Its Diaspora—AICAID 2015—from Wednesday, Nov. 11, to Friday, Nov. 13, at the UGA Center for Continuing Education. The theme for the conference is "Youth, Technology and Knowledge Expansion in Africa and Its Diaspora."
March 25, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA’s International Agriculture Day speaker to discuss solutions to persistent malnutrition
Prabhu Pingali, director of the Tata-Cornell University Initiative for Agriculture and Nutrition, will speak April 7 at 4 p.m. in the Georgia Museum of Art as part of this year's International Agriculture Day sponsored by the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. His talk is on "Addressing Persistent Malnutrition in the Developing World—Getting Beyond the Focus on Increasing the Pile of Food Grains."
July 10, 2014 | Events on Campus
Media advisory: Atlanta Consular Corps to donate papers to Russell Library
The University of Georgia Russell Library for Political Research and Studies and the Atlanta Consular Corps will hold a signing ceremony and reception July 16 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 285 of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries to herald the donation of the corps' papers to the Russell Library.
February 6, 2014 | General News
UGA experts available to comment on the Farm Bill’s impact on Georgians
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences department of agricultural and applied economics has experts available to comment on the impacts the farm bill may have on Georgians
December 11, 2013 | General News
Economic forecast: Georgia’s economy will rise more than the national average next year
Buoyed by rising home prices, smart economic policies and new jobs, Georgia's economy will rise more than the national average next year. That was the message delivered by Charles B. Knapp, interim dean of the Terry College of Business and president emeritus of the University of Georgia, at the Georgia Economic Outlook luncheon held Dec. 11 in Atlanta.
November 22, 2013 | Events on Campus
2013 J.W. Fanning Lecture to focus on forestry issues
Despite reforms in forest management policies and practices, tropical nations are still losing forests at a rate of hundreds of thousands of hectares a year-both to the peril of local populations and the global community.
October 30, 2013 | Research News
UGA researchers to determine how much consumers would pay for Internet use
Researchers from the University of Georgia and the U.S. Department of Justice were awarded $530,000 over three years by the National Science Foundation and CableLabs to study demand for residential Internet service.
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.