William Smith, Ph.D.

William J. "Joey" Smith is a professor of economics, the David A. Johnson Distinguished Scholar, and Chair of the Department of Economics at the University of West Georgia. Joey provides information on the regional economy at the annual UWG Fall Forecasting Breakfast, through the Quarterly Updates published through the Center for Business and Economic Research, and speaking engagements and interviews. His primary areas of expertise is program participation, state and local taxation, and urban and regional economics focusing on the West Georgia Region. Joey has provided expert and technical research for large energy providers, the Georgia State Legislature and for private businesses. Formerly, Joey worked as a Senior Research Associate for the Fiscal Research Center at Georgia State University. While working at the FRC, Joey specialized in county growth patterns of the Atlanta Metro Area, Georgia tax policies, and welfare reform.

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Summer 2019 Sections

  • ECON-4480 (Urban and Regional Economics) Section: N01
  • ECON-6485 (Intro to Business Analytic w/R) Section: N01

Fall 2018 Sections

  • ECON-3460 (Forecasting) Section: 01
  • ECON-4486 (Internship in Economics) Section: 01
  • ECON-6430 (Business Forecasting) Section: 01

Summer 2018 Sections

  • ECON-4486 (Internship in Econ&DataAnalyti) Section: 01D

Spring 2018 Sections

  • ECON-4475 (Intro to Econometrics) Section: 01

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  • ECON-6470 (Ethical Found of Capitalism) Section: 01

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