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New Director Takes Helm of Fiscal Research Center

Posted On August 20, 2018
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Kenneth Heaghney, the state of Georgia’s fiscal economist, has been named the new director of Georgia State University’s Fiscal Research Center (FRC).

Heaghney succeeds Sally Wallace, who had served in the position since 2011. She became dean of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies in April.

Heaghney will lead a team of public finance… more »

Data Viz: 2018 Georgia Rankings Report

Posted On June 28, 2018
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The Fiscal Research Center has created an interactive data visualization of the 2018 Georgia rankings report.

The visualization can be accessed via this link: http://frc.gsu.edu/2018-georgias-rankings-among-the-states-data-viz/

About the rankings report:

The rankings report is a collection of quantitative metrics and state rankings that compare Georgia to states across the nation. While several of the… more »

FRC Director Named Dean of Andrew Young School

Posted On June 28, 2018
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Economist Sally Wallace, director of the Fiscal Research Center, has been named dean of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.

Wallace, a professor of economics, has been on Georgia State’s faculty since 1991, serving five years as department chair. She was the school’s associate dean for research and strategic initiatives from 2015 to… more »

2018 Legislative Session Recap Held in June

Posted On June 28, 2018
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The Fiscal Research Center hosted a 2018 legislative recap on June 7. Experts at the event discussed tax-related bills that passed, as well as a few noteworthy bills that did not pass.

Among other tax changes, the event highlighted the “economic nexus” bill (HB 61), passed to better position the state to collect taxes owed… more »

Public Finance Conference Held in April

Posted On April 5, 2018
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The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies hosted the Public Finance and the New Economy conference on April 26-27. In addition to showcasing new research and scholars from around the country, the conference honored Professor David L. Sjoquist for his substantial contributions to state and local public finance.