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...honor: Inducted into Morehouse College's Martin Luther King Jr. Collegium of Scholars.Details: He is a professor of economics at Georgia Regents UniversityMARION HESTERAward/honor: Named overall agent of the month, top sales and listing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-27/biz-bits
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 to get...

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 positive...

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-
Paine supporters say the college is too important to lose

...brought $36 million to the area in 2007, according to an economic impact study conducted by Mercer University professor of economics Roger C. Tutterow.Hull said Paine also adds youth and intellect to the area as it enhances the culture and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2012-06-29/paine-supporters-say-coll
City of the future?

...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

...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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Venezuela reminds us that not every land is the land of plenty

...The shortage problem will only get worse, as it did over the years in the Soviet Union," Steve Hanke, a professor of economics at Johns Hopkins University, told Britain's Guardian newspaper.So now Venezuelans too often have to visit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/joe-hotchkiss-columns/2013-06-02/venezuela-
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

...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.Last...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-01-29/georgias-go-fish-program