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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 Economic Monitor Reports Savannah Economic Growth in 1st Quarter 2017

(June 26, 2017) - Armstrong’s latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports that the Savannah metro economy returned to healthy growth in the opening quarter of 2017, as the negative effects of Hurricane Matthew dissipated. Employment, airport travel, retail sales and consumer confidence were especially strong during this period, as was record-setting port activity.

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.

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