Coles College Faculty In The News: Inflation, Personal Loans, Film Tax Credits, and More

KENNESAW, Ga. | Jun 20, 2024

Faculty from the Michael J. Coles College of Business faculty give insight on recent pressing matters in the media. Below are the recent faculty featured on several platforms to discuss current topics.

John Bradbury

Are Tax Incentives for Films Worth it?

As the State of Kansas continues to debate whether its expired film tax incentives program will hurt or help the state's future economic growth, Coles College Professor of Economics John Bradbury recently shared his insights into the topic on Yahoo Finance, drawing from his 2018 research on the impact of film incentives on Georgia’s economic development.

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Hybrid Schools Look to the Future

Eric Wearne, Associate Professor in the Education Economics Center at Kennesaw State University and Director of the Hybrid Schools Project, recently led the second annual National Hybrid Schools Conference. This event brought together stakeholders from across the education industry to discuss the growing interest in the hybrid school model and to explore strategies for its improvement and long-term success.

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Laura Boman

How MasterCard Compares to its Competitors

Assistant Professor of Marketing and Professional Sales Laura Boman provided her expert opinion to WalletHub, discussing the similarities and differences between Mastercard and other card providers. She also highlighted key factors to consider before deciding to obtain a Mastercard.

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The Pandemic’s Effect on Personal Loans

Randy Stuart, Associate Professor of Marketing and Professional Sales, was also recently featured on WalletHub, where she explained how the end of the pandemic has affected how financial institutions advertise personal loans. She also offered advice on using them responsibly if needed.

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Randy Stuart
Stefano Mazzotta

The Value in Comparison Shopping for Car Insurance reached out to Stefano Mazzotta, Professor of Economics, Finance, and Quantitative Analysis, to weigh in on how car insurance buyers can use comparison shopping to find the best policy for their needs.

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The Dangers of Lifestyle Inflation

A promotion often calls for celebration, but experts caution against excessive spending after receiving a raise. Lucy Ackert, Professor of Finance, shared her insights with MarketWatch on how to avoid lifestyle inflation, particularly given the rising costs of housing and food.

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Lucy Ackert

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