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State still implementing measures from education grant that ended last year

...legislators make a sizeable funding commitment, they need more proof that it works, according to Ben Scafidi, an economics professor at Kennesaw State University and a frequent critic of public education. "As an economist, I want to see the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-11-15/state-still-implementing-meas
Global worries kept Fed from hiking rates in September

...the December meeting, then a case could still be made from a December rate increase," said Sung Won Sohn, an economics professor at the Martin Smith School of Business at California State University.The Fed has kept its benchmark rate at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-08/global-worries-kept-fed-hi
Georgia factory activity slowing

...month."Manufacturing has been weaker and more volatile in the last four months," said Don Sab barese, an economics professor and the director emeritus of the center. "This is consistent with the mixture of positive and negative data on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-02/georgia-factory-activity-s
Parents will pay to live in charter-school zones, study says

...admission to charter schools in priority-one admissions zones," the report said.The study's author, Assistant Economics Professor Carlianne Patrick, found that parents are willing to pay about 10 percent more for charter-school access...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-08-21/parents-will-pay-live-ch
China's move to devalue its currency intensifies fears about world's 2nd-largest economy

...value in recent months."It is a small step forward to accommodating market forces," said Sung Won Sohn, an economics professor at the California State University's Smith School of Business.China's currency move unnerved global investors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-11/chinas-move-devalue-its-cu
As Fed meets, investors look for clues but no rate hike yet

...hike - a debate not without risks."The on-and-off debate about when to raise interest rates has been adding to market uncertainties," said Sung Won Sohn, an economics professor at California State University, Channel Islands.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-28/fed-meets-investors-look-c
Of Mutual Interest: Oakmark's David Herro talks patience

...People are impatient, and I thank God every morning for it.When I went to school, I thought I was going to be an economics professor. I never finished my doctorate. I left with my master's, and I thought if I can't deliver over five years...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-23/mutual-interest-oakmarks-d
Rants & Raves

...our favor. THE COMMISSIONERS attend a taxpayer-funded "retreat" and write poetry ? really! They need an economics professor from Augusta University to attend and conduct a course in Economics 101 with the understanding that if a commissioner...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-10-13/rants-raves
As Fed meets, decision on rate hike may be a toss-up

...ripple in the global economy or the precursor of a bigger storm," Swonk said.Likewise, Sung Won Sohn, an economics professor at California State University, Channel Islands, thinks the Fed will delay a hike."A quarter-point won't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-16/fed-meets-decision-rate-hi
Vice Chair Fischer suggests incoming data, markets could tip Fed to rate hike in September

...at Mesirow Financial. She said she had pushed back her date for the first hike from September to December."There is just too much volatility, too much to be scared of," said David Wyss, an economics professor at Brown University.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-28/vice-chair-fischer-suggest