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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-
City of the future?

...an impending crisis that is as bad, if not worse, than the national debt," writes Michael J. Hicks, associate professor of economics at Ball State University. "I write, of course, about the potential for widespread bankruptcies of perhaps...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2012-12-25/city-future
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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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
Georgia's Go Fish program is small fry

...economic-impact figures in the sports world, the $5 million is likely to be inflated, according to Bruce Seaman, an associate professor of economics at Georgia State University."I would be genuinely interested in how they did that study," he said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-01-29/georgias-go-fish-program
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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Gas prices help boost rural retailers

...traffic as consumers are not willing to make the long commute to the big city," said Michael Hicks, an associate professor of economics at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. Mr. Hicks has studied the so-called pull factor -- a measure...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/07/13/bus_465373.shtml
Business
Brauer: Supply and demand outrank politics

...agricultural "support" prices that make food more costly. The list of follies is endless. Dr. Jurgen Brauer is associate professor of economics at Augusta State University's College of Business Administration. He can be reached at www.aug.edu...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/04/02/bus_310416.shtml
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