Arizona Daily Star Quotes Hammond in COVID-19 Article

March 24, 2020

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George Hammond discusses the most recent economic forecast for Arizona and Tucson in this video

George Hammond, director of the Economic and Business Research Center and research professor at the Eller College of Management, was recently cited in a March 23 Arizona Daily Star article (also posted on Tucson.com) on the economic implications of the coronavirus outbreak.

The article analyzes the damaging effects that COVID-19 will have on the Tucson economy as well as the length of time Tucson could be affected, looking at the current finances of small businesses. Citing Hammond, the column reads, “The situation is evolving every day, so there’s a lot of uncertainty about how the outbreak is going to progress and therefore how the economic impacts are going to play out.”

Hammond was also recently interviewed by Arizona 360, discussing whether a recession from the COVID-19 outbreak is possible.

Hammond directs the Economic and Business Research Center in the Eller College of Management. Hammond has designed, built and used economic models to produce forecasts for state and local economies and completed regional economic studies on topics including economic and workforce development and the impact of higher education on human capital accumulation. His academic research focuses on the determinants of local economic growth in the U.S. and the impact of state and local policies on economic growth.