Research by Lakshmi Pandey and David Sjoquist on the dramatic demographic changes in metro Atlanta over the past 45 years made numerous headlines in Georgia news coverage, including those listed below. “The Changing Face of Atlanta” can be accessed on our website.
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New research by the Center for State and Local Finance looks at the economic impact of start-up charter schools in Georgia.The report, “The Effect of Start-up Charter Schools on Nearby Property Values,” is covered in a number of news articles including those below. The report was commissioned by the State Charter Schools Commission.
Peter Bluestone’s research on rural Georgia, “Jobs in Georgia’s Urban and Rural Regions and Counties: Changes in Distribution, Type, and Quality from 2007 to 2014,” is highlighted in several Atlanta-Journal Constitution articles, as state lawmakers get started with the recently created House Rural Development Council.
ATLANTA – Homes closer to start-up charters schools in Georgia experience higher property values than those farther away, the greatest impact being for homes located within priority attendance zones in Atlanta, according to a new study by Georgia State University’s Center for State and Local Finance. The report, commissioned by the more »
Doubling of Nonwhite Population Leads Demographic Changes Over Past 45 Years in Atlanta Metropolitan Region, Study Shows
ATLANTA—The nonwhite population has doubled and segregation has decreased as the Atlanta metropolitan region has grown by more than 300 percent over the past 45 years, according to new research by the Center for State and Local Finance at Georgia State University.
Now, more than 5.7 million people call metro Atlanta home. The… more »
Research by Ross Rubenstein and Nick Warner on Georgia’s special purpose local option sales tax for education (trends and policy considerations), is highlighted in at least two recent news articles.
Saporta Report: GSU report examines popular ESPLOST as U.S. education secretary mulls school funding
Carolyn Bourdeaux, director of the Center for State and Local Finance, is quoted in an Atlanta-Journal Constitution article about Fulton County Schools’ fiscal strides as Georgia continues to rebound from the recession.
Carolyn Bourdeaux, director of the Center for State and Local Finance, presented an update to an earlier budget presentation on Jan. 18, 2017 at the Atlanta Economics Club. This presentation provided an overview of the Georgia budget by addressing structural revenue dilemmas, current economic constraints, areas of concern in the state’s expenditures, and other forces affecting the state budget. It also adds information about Gov. Nathan Deal’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published an article highlighting the Center for State and Local Finance’s work on studying the effects of the Great Recession on Georgia jobs.
In the article, “Three Georgias emerge from Great Recession,” Peter Bluestone , a senior researcher and co-author of the report, discussed how positive changes in the larger Georgia… more »
The Center for State and Local Finance (CSLF) at Georgia State University is one of several institutions partnering with New York-based Volcker Alliance to conduct a multiyear study to help improve budgeting and fiscal sustainability in all 50 states.
According to a press release:
The Truth and Integrity in Government Finance Project, as the study… more »