Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

Featured Experts on the Economy

The world economy is in turmoil. Every day brings news of more layoffs, more Ponzi schemes and major changes to the way the U.S. economy is governed. What does all this mean? When will people start seeing some real relief? Is this just politics as usual, or will any of these government fixes actually work? From the economic stimulus package's impact on industry and banks to the downturn's affect on housing and mortgages, Ivan Allen College's experts are available to help journalists put this economic crisis into perspective.

Dr. Thomas (Danny) Boston

Professor, School of Economics; CEO of EuQuant

Areas of Expertise     

  • Economic Stimulus Package
  • Small Business
  • Economic Status of Minorities
  • Public Housing
  • Unemployment
  • Federal Reserve

Boston is a national and international consultant on the economic status of minorities and minority business and community development issues.

He currently serves as a member of the Black Enterprise Board of Economists and a member of Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin's Council of Economic Advisors. Boston is the creator of the Gazelle Index, a quarterly survey of 350 CEO's of the nation's fastest growing African American-owned businesses.

Formerly, he served as president of the National Economic Association, editor of The Review of Black Political Economy and Senior Economist to the Joint Economic Committee of Congress.

A native of Jacksonville, Florida, he received a Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University. He joined the Georgia Tech faculty in 1985.

Dr. Vivek Ghosal

Associate Professor, School of Economics

Areas of Expertise

  • Economic Stimulus Package
  • Financial Markets
  • Regulatory Reform
  • Automobile Industry
  • Antitrust
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

 Ghosal is an expert on big business, investments under uncertain economic conditions, innovation strategies of businesses, mergers and acquisitions, as well as antitrust issues. Before joining Georgia Tech in 2001, he served as an economist at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Ghosal is a national and international consultant on issues related to regulatory reform at the local and national levels, and antitrust policy and enforcement.

He is co-editor of the book The Political Economy of Antitrust published by Elsevier Science, and his edited book, Reforming Rules and Regulations: Laws, Institutions and Enforcement, will be published by MIT Press. He is a research fellow at CESifo (Munich), a research affiliate at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and a research professor at the Department of Innovation, Manufacturing and Service, German Economic Institute (Berlin)

He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Florida.

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