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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 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.

Read More Armstrong State University’s Economic Monitor Reports 2nd Quarter Growth, Forecasts Slowdown

(October 24, 2016) - Armstrong State University’s latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports that the Savannah metro economy continued its growth phase during the second quarter of 2016, but some turbulence lies ahead.

Read More Economic Monitor Reports Fundamentals Remain Strong for Fourth Quarter 2015

(March 14, 2016) — Armstrong State University’s latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports that the underlying fundamentals of the regional economy remained strong in the fourth quarter of 2015. Impressive gains in total employment were offset by a decline in port activity and a very modest dip in electricity sales. Tourism employment, airport plane boardings and consumer confidence registered gains, as did the coincident index of economic activity for the nation.

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