Hammond and EBRC Discuss Economy in Several Media Outlets

George Hammond director of the Economic and Business Research Center at the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona

George Hammond, Research Professor and director of Economic and Business Research Center (EBRC) in the Eller College of Management, and research out of the EBRC have been featured in multiple media outlets recently discussing the economy. These outlets include KGUN9, Cronkite News, O’ConnorInstitute.org and KJZZ.

The articles all discuss our economy from inflation, to rent, to how cross-border trade is stronger since the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions were lifted.

In one KGUN9 clip, Hammond talks about how the demand for jobs is expected to grow here in Tucson, Arizona. “One of the bright spots will be manufacturing,” says Hammond. “That’s good because those jobs tend to be relatively high paying.”

Hammond directs the Economic and Business Research Center in the Eller College of Management. The Center is a leader in the digital delivery of information on the Arizona economy. Visit Arizona's Economy online magazine, the MAP Dashboard, the Arizona-Mexico Economic Indicators, and download the Arizona's Economy smartphone app.

A specialist in econometric forecasting for more than two decades, Hammond has designed, built and used economic models to produce more than 100 forecasts for state and local economies and completed more than 50 regional economic studies on topics including economic and workforce development, energy forecasting and the impact of higher education on human capital accumulation. 

These forecasts and reports reach thousands of business leaders, policymakers and citizens each year through conferences, public presentations, publications, EBRC’s websites and social and traditional media. Hammond is a frequent contributor to local and national news services. His analysis and commentary have been featured on NBC Nightly News, The Wall Street JournalUSA TodayBloomberg Businessweek and The New York Times.

In addition to directing EBRC and spearheading EBRC’s Forecasting Project, Hammond is also a research professor with academic research interests focusing on the determinants of local economic growth in the U.S., the impact of state and local policies on economic growth and the contribution of higher education to local workforce development.