Coles College Faculty Weigh in on Economic Inequality, Inflation, Car Insurance & More

KENNESAW, Ga. (Jul 5, 2022) — 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.

Benjamin Scafidi

Economics Professor and director of Education Economics Center Benjamin Scafidi was featured in The Heartlander to discuss the WalletHub study comparing black and white residents in all 50 states and the District of Columbia across eight separate metrics. Scafidi believes there is a direct relation between educational equality to economic inequality.

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Roger TutterowAmid the Federal Reserve announcing its largest interest rate hike since 1994, Roger Tutterow, Professor of Economics and Director of the Econometric Center, spoke to yahoo news to discuss the possible effects it could have on the economy. Tutterow says though the increase can cause negative effects, it could possibly benefit inflation.

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Duanping HongAssistant Professor of Accounting Duanping Hong’s research on rejected CEO candidates was featured on Study Finds. Hong’s research reveals that candidates participating in the race for CEO within their companies who were not selected usually succeed in similar opportunities outside of their companies relatively quickly after being rejected.

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Is customer service more important than rates for car insurance? According to Finance Professor Russell Spears it could be. Spears spoke with WalletHub to share his thoughts on how car insurance companies are ranked higher depending on the customer service they provide.

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