My research project through the Vinson Fellows program this semester is concerned with fund balances, or equity in government funds, in Georgia’s cities. Specifically, I studied the amount carried in these balances in reference to the cities’ written policies, an established benchmark, and other financial data collected over multiple fiscal years.
I have greatly enjoyed my semester as a Vinson Fellow, especially working with my faculty mentor, Dr. Rusty Brooks.
Economic development is typically framed as a way of attracting businesses, but can there be economic development by attracting individuals?
My Vinson Fellowship with the Institute of Government’s International Center offers an incredible opportunity to learn about the Center’s global instructional and exchange programs. I am excited for the opportunity to be involved with the Center this semester and to develop skills I learned through UGA’s Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities.