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Early holiday shoppers already crossing off lists in Augusta

...holiday shopping is still highest in late November and early- to mid-December, said Tony Barilla, an associate professor of economics at Georgia Southern University.However, consumers are increasingly turning to e-commerce in October...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-11-07/early-holid
Augusta-area companies enjoying lower fuel prices

...couple of key places: buying small discretionary items and more trips to restaurants.Tony Barilla, an associate professor of economics at Georgia Southern University, said lower gas prices also tend to increase car sales."That's another...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-24/augusta-area-companies-enj
Technology making some jobs less needed

...utilities ? is projected to decline."Technology is a double-edged sword," said Tony Barilla, an associate professor of economics at Georgia Southern University. "It is something that lowers costs, but one of those places where it lowers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-08-30/technology-
A 'consumption tax' for Georgia?

...University.Such a change would bring many benefits, if it could be pulled off. But the study Mark Rider, associate professor of economics, produced for the Fiscal Research Center at GSU's Andrew Young School of Policy Studies says it's nearly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/georgia-elections/georgia
Gouging laws deepen shortage, expert says

...You do exacerbate the shortage. You don't solve things, you make it worse," said David Mustard, an associate professor of economics at the University of Georgia. Fuel retailers and representatives for Gov. Sonny Perdue, who enacted the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/10/04/met_478221.shtml
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Rogue EPA exceeds authority with 'nuisance lawsuits'

(Editor's note: The writer, Paul A. Cleveland, is associate professor of economics at Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham.) AS IF ITS stringent motor vehicle emission controls were not enough, the Environmental...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/19/op_280101.shtml
Opinion columns
Fewer Georgia teachers quitting, agency says

...who was commissioned by the Governor's Office of Student Achievement to conduct the study.Scafidi, an associate professor of economics at Georgia College and State University, analyzed state Department of Education data on 13,996 new teachers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-09-19/fewer-georgia-teachers-quitt
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Report finds horses mean millions for Aiken economy

...There is also an additional $21.65 million in indirect and induced effects, said Sanela Porca, an associate professor of economics at USC Aiken. "One dollar of spending by the equestrian industry leads to $1.65 of spending in the local...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/11/25/met_501482.shtml
Metro | Augusta State University | University of South Carolina - Aiken
Disputes are watershed moment for unions

...Corp., Ford Motor Co. and DaimlerChrysler AG. But by and large, unions are in crisis. David Weil, an associate professor of economics at Boston University, compares it to the birth of the modern labor movement in the 1930s and says unions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/10/15/bus_12275.shtml
Business
Walmart will roll back salt, sugar in products

...S. and is nearly twice the size of No. 2 Kroger."This is a game changer," said Michael Hicks, an associate professor of economics at Ball State University and author of a book on Wal-Mart's economic impact. "If Wal-Mart could reduce...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-01-20/walmart-will-roll-back-sal
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