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Economics: Student Resources

The Economics department offers a variety of opportunities and resources to help our students have a successful and meaningful academic experience at Armstrong. In addition to the topics covered below, please explore the links at left to learn more about our course offeringsscholarship and internship opportunities as well as exciting extra-curricular opportunities for learning and personal engagement in economics research.

Study Abroad

Study Abroad is an integral part of the Economics Department's program. A trip abroad is required for all students working on the International Track of the program.

Students may contact the Economics Department at 912.344.2539 with questions.


To graduate with departmental honors in Economics, the student must complete a senior research project with satisfactory written and oral reports (as judged by a committee of faculty) and must have an economics grade point average of at least 3.5.

Annual Monica Lewis Economics Competition

Each year, the Economics department hosts the Monica Lewis Economics Competition. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Lewis have provided both the motivation and financial support for this competition.  Mr. Lewis is an Armstrong and Economics department alumnus and also a member of the Economics department's advisory board. The Competition is in honor of Monica Lewis, his sister, and is intended to give students another opportunity to grow, and to build a solid foundation for their adult lives.

Student teams will have the opportunity to compete from a prize pool up to $7500.

For more information, contact: 912.344.2539


Read More Armstrong Economic Monitor Reports Steady Economic Growth in 2nd Quarter 2017

(October 2, 2017) - Armstrong State University’s latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor, which analyzes data and identifies trends affecting the regional economy, reports that the Savannah metro economy continued healthy growth in the second quarter of 2017 while forecasting moderately slower year-end movement.

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.

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