GSU Economist Predicts 2017 Rate Hike And Tax Cut To Follow Debt Ceiling Theatrics

ATLANTA—Expect a personal income tax cut and a Federal Reserve rate hike following October debt ceiling deliberations that at times will border on theatrics, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. “It will first get a bit shaky in October as the debt … [Read more...]

GSU Economist Predicts 2018 Tax Cut Gain for Middle Class

ATLANTA-After a tax cut for the middle class by the end of 2017, expect gross domestic product (GDP) growth above 2.0 percent in 2018 and 2019, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. “While President Trump pursues trade skirmishes, the economy will … [Read more...]

Federal Reserve Director Spoke March 28 to GABB

Galina Alexeenko, Director of the Regional Economic Information Network of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta spoke to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers on March 28. Here is a copy of her PowerPoint presentation on economic conditions. Georgia Business Brokers 3-28-17 Listen to an audio recording of her remarks here. The GABB … [Read more...]

Small Business Consultant Spoke Feb. 28 to GABB

GSU Small Business Center Consultant Spoke to GABB on Feb. 28 Richard “Tres” Crow, III, a business consultant with the Georgia State University Small Business Development Center, spoke on Feb. 28 to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers. The GABB is the state's only association of professionals who help in the purchase and sale of … [Read more...]

Small Business Growth Offsets Potential Trade Skirmish Losses in Georgia

As President Donald Trump talks tough on trade, any actions he takes with China and Mexico will directly affect the Georgia economy, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. “We expect President Trump’s trade skirmishes to bite into Georgia’s transportation, … [Read more...]

GSU Expert Predicts March Rate Increase

ATLANTA-Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business questions the Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) December dot chart in which the Federal Reserve calls for three rate hikes in 2017. “Expect one rate increase this March before the trade ruckus breaks loose,” Dhawan … [Read more...]

New GABB Benefit: Access to Atlanta Business Chronicle Online

The GABB Board is pleased to introduce a new member benefit: access to the Atlanta Business Chronicle Online. With the GABB login and password, up to 10 members will be able to log on and read the Atlanta Business Chronicle's award-winning business news. This access will also enable GABB members to access archives and past editions; search and … [Read more...]

Fed Will Raise Interest Rates, GSU Expert Predicts

ATLANTA-The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates at its December meeting and the surprise of President-elect Donald Trump will not change that, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. “Given the language in the Federal Open Market Committee … [Read more...]

Lackluster Investment Dragging Down GDP Growth

ATLANTA-A severe lack of investment, especially in technology, explains why gross domestic product (GDP) growth has stalled, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. “In the current expansion, investment growth has been a paltry 4.1%, compared to 10.6% in … [Read more...]

Global Woes Set to Impinge on Georgia’s Growth

Despite strong domestic consumption, Georgia’s dependence on the global economy is set to make an impact on the state’s growth, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. “Our manufacturers and exporters sent almost $40 billion of goods to the global … [Read more...]