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Expert to comment on Thursday’s stock market downturn

Jeff Humphreys

Jeffrey Humphreys, director of the Selig, Jr. Center for Economic Growth in the University of Georgia Terry College of Business, is available to provide expert commentary on the Aug. 4 stock plunge of more than 500 points, the worst sell-off since the 2008 financial crisis. His contact information is included for your convenience. Please contact UGA News Service at 706/542-8083 or should you need additional assistance.

Research Interests

  • Marketing analytics
  • Monetary history and policy
  • Public utilities
  • Taxation
  • Analysts’ earnings forecasts
  • Consumer behavior
  • Economic growth
  • Capital markets
  • Analysts’ forecasts
  • Capital markets
  • Applied econometrics
  • Banking

Areas of Expertise

  • Marketing analytics
  • Public utilities
  • Applied econometrics, industrial organization, environmental economics
  • Consumer behavior, online communities, brand communities
  • Labor supply, taxation
  • Monetary economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Financial markets
  • Econometric and statistical analysis

The director of UGA’s Selig Center for Economic Growth, Humphreys has published more than 250 applied and academic studies regarding market research, economic forecasting, transportation and economic development. In Georgia, he is well known for his detailed economic forecasts. Nationally, he is best known for The Multicultural Economy reports the Selig Center publishes annually, which include his detailed estimates of the purchasing power of African-Americans, Latinos and Asian-Americans. Humphreys is a member of the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors for the state of Georgia and is a monthly columnist for Georgia Trend magazine. He also served on the 2010 Special Council on Tax Reform and Fairness for Georgians created by House Bill 1405. In 2003, the editors of American Demographics selected Humphreys as one of the 25 market researchers who have made the most significant contributions to the understanding of