Atlanta Connections

Momentum in Wrong Direction for June Rate Hike, Georgia State University Economist Says

ATLANTA—Despite last week’s media reports hinting at a June rate hike after the Federal Reserve’s May meeting, expect Janet Yellen and company to wait until March 2017 for an interest rate increase, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

Georgia State University Announces New Research Partnership with LGBT Institute

ATLANTA—The LGBT Institute at the Center for Civil and Human Rights and Georgia State University today announced a partnership aimed at connecting academic researchers with LGBT advocates to tell the stories of some of those most marginalized—LGBT Southerners—through data.

“The experiences of LGBT Southerners need to be told. Research is an important way to… more »

More Than 3,300 Youth Are Homeless in Atlanta Area, Project By Georgia State and Partners Finds

ATLANTA—There are 3,374 homeless and runaway youth in shelters, on the streets or in other precarious housing situations in the Atlanta metro area, according to the results of a project by Georgia State University and its partners to count and assess the area’s homeless youth.

Eric Wright, professor of sociology and public health at… more »