National and regional economic forecasts, econometric modeling, macroeconomics and industrial organization, macro-logistics and growth issues, small business strategy, entrepreneurship, international industry comparisons
One of the country’s leading economists, Dhawan develops forecasts for the U.S., Southeast regional and local metro Atlanta economies. These forecasts are regularly published and presented to business executives and the media at the center’s popular, well-respected quarterly forecasting conferences. Dhawan’s academic research analyzes U.S. business cycles with a special emphasis on the role of credit markets on growth and survival of small firms. In his recent work, Dhawan has quantified the role and importance of oil prices in U.S. business cycle fluctuations.