ERIC Number: ED234712
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Georgia State University Spending Patterns and the Atlanta Economy, 1983. Institutional Research Report No. 84-2.
Posey, Ellen I.
The economic impact of Georgia State University on Atlanta was assessed. The survey methodology of Salley (1976) was employed, and the differential expenditure multiplier was recomputed using local value added data. Attention was directed to: university enrollment, payroll, and spending; estimated student and staff spending; calculation of the local multiplier; calculation of employee equivalent of student spending; and computation of the university's total impact on local income and employment. Findings include the following: the university directly provided 2,044 full-time jobs and 1,630 part-time jobs in 1983; university-related spending generated an additional 3,143 positions in the Atlanta community; the university's local purchases amounted to $14,611,381 in fiscal year 1983; the average student annually spends $14,426 in the local economy; faculty, administrators, and staff members spend locally an average of $16,515; direct spending by the university, staff, and students totaled $124,678,655, a conservative figure, since it omits spending by most part-time students; and since each dollar of direct spending turns over several times in the 15-county Atlanta metropolitan area, the total impact of Georgia State University was calculated at $199,485,848. (Author/SW)
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Employment Opportunities, Expenditures, Higher Education, Labor Utilization, Purchasing, Questionnaires, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, School Personnel, State Universities
Georgia State University, University Plaza, Atlanta, GA 30303.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Univ., Atlanta. Office of Institutional Planning.
Identifiers: Economic Impact; Georgia (Atlanta); Georgia State University