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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-
Atlanta's stadium spree should serve as warning to other cities

...a mere 21 years into its existence (so long, Georgia Dome)."I was just thinking," Victor Matheson, a professor of economics at Holy Cross and specialist in the business of sports, said Friday, "Turner Field is not as old as Miley Cyrus...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-11-16/atlantas-stadium-spree-s
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
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-
Georgia expected to spar over Medicaid expansion in election aftermath

...the Medi caid expansion money, it would likely just go to another state's program, said Dr. Cyril Chang, a professor of economics and the director of the Methodist Le Bonheur Cen ter for Healthcare Econo mics at the University of Memphis...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2012-11-08/georgia-expected-spar-over-m
Cheap overseas work has its drawbacks

...with the idea to move manufacturing to China. Economically, it just makes sense, said Jonathan Leightner, a professor of economics at Augusta State University and an expert in Asian economies. China and many other countries have lower labor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/27/bus_26699.shtml
Business
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

...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 statute...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/10/04/met_478221.shtml
Metro
Economics professor uses sports stats in studies

...sports to tell us more about our society. The professor of economics and finance at Augusta State University said sports...Kathy; sons, Rhys, 7, and Sean, 4 PROFESSION: Professor of economics and finance at the James M. Hull College of Business...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/10/05/met_550641.shtml
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