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Department of Economics

Welcome to the Department of Economics

The Department of Economics offers a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, with tracks in general economics or international economics, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics with tracks in general economics, finance and marketing. The department also offers an associate degree in business and minors in economics, business, finance, marketing and accounting.

The Department of Economics offers several nonclassroom learning experiences. Students may engage in research with faculty direction, gain experience from internships or broaden their perspective on the world by participating in study abroad programs through the economics department and Office of International Education.

With a close link with the business community, the department's advisory board offers a large number of internship opportunities that are available to economics students.

Many of the Department of Economics' students present their papers at academic conferences, and several of their research papers have been published in refereed academic journals.

The Department of Economics also houses the Center for Regional Analysis, Georgia Council on Economics Education and Small Business Institute.

NEWS:

Read More Making Connections: Small Business Class Opens Big Doors

(April 19, 2017) – In the Small Business Consulting course taught by Dennis Barber, Ph.D., Armstrong Economics professor and Small Business Institute director, undergraduates gain firsthand experience in Savannah’s small business community, which is a leader in the state.

Read More Economic Monitor Reports Economy Slowed in 4th Quarter

(March 6, 2017) - Armstrong’s latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports that the Savannah metro economy slowed to a crawl in the closing quarter of 2016, largely due to the effects of Hurricane Matthew. As such, electricity and retail sales, as well as air travel, slipped. However, losses were offset by gains in employment, port activity and hotel room rentals. The area is expected to see healthy growth by mid-year.

Read More Economic Monitor Reports Economy Maintains Pace in 3rd Quarter, Expected to Slow

(January 3, 2017) - Armstrong State University’s latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah metro economy maintained its course of healthy growth through the third quarter of 2016. All current economic indicators increased from the second to third quarter, with the exception of retail trade. However, the forecasting index for the region declined during the quarter, signaling a potential slowdown on the horizon.

Read More Armstrong’s 2016 State of Small Business Survey Cites Growth, Challenges in Savannah’s Small Business Community

(December 14, 2016) - Armstrong State University’s Department of Economics has released the 2016 Armstrong State of Small Business Report, which offers insight into Savannah’s small business sector. Dozens of local businesses were recently surveyed about business size, financing and marketing efforts, as well as employment and revenue changes. Participants were also questioned about concerns and how area development and public officials can support the small business sector.

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