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Simon Medcalfe - Augusta University. Augusta , GA, US

Simon Medcalfe Simon Medcalfe

Associate Professor of Finance | Augusta University


Dr. Simon Medcalfe is a highly-regarded finance expert and the Cree Walker Chair in the Hull College of Business.




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3Qs with Simon Medcalfe on the economics of hosting an Olympic Games



Medcalfe is a Professor of Economics and Finance in the James M. Hull College of Business at Augusta University. He holds a Ph.D. in business and economics from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA and a Master of Science degree in finance from Leicester University in England. He has published academic articles in the areas of sports and health economics and economic education as well as contributing to labor economics and entrepreneurial finance textbooks.

Areas of Expertise (3)

Sports Economics Economics of Religion Entrepreneurial Finance

Media Appearances (3)

Manufacturing job loss has benefits for nation

The Augusta Chronicle  


By Simon Medcalfe, Guest Columnist

I often get asked about the future of manufacturing in the U.S. and locally. Sometimes this is phrased as “when are we going to produce stuff again?" I think most people know the manufacturing industry has suffered. But how much, and what are the causes?

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Scuttlebiz: Area has lots of old banks, but new names

The Augusta Chronicle  


Although Augusta University’s Leading Economic Index for the metro area shows the overall economy has been flat for 2016, the uptick in June was the best monthly increase since July 2015.

The index’s creator, AU associate professor of finance Simon Medcalfe, attributed the month’s gain to a double-digit growth in residential housing permits, new job openings and a 23 percent decline in initial claims for unemployment insurance...

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Augusta tourism officials switch to millennials as target audience

The Augusta Chronicle  


Simon Medcalfe, an Au­gus­ta University finance professor and local economic analyst, said the city’s hospitality industry is a major economic engine and is growing at a faster pace than the national average...

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Articles (3)

Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games The CASE Journal


This case requires students to analyze the economic impact of a sporting mega-event. Mega-events are defined as infrequent events (maybe spread over several days) that attract a large crowd of visitors.

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Is There Such A Thing As A Free Textbook? Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research


Students are being given greater choice over how they access textbook material for classes. This study examines the relationship between student choice and overall performance in an Introduction to Economics class.

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The Relationship Between Music And Student Enjoyment Of Economics Class: How To Compete With Grand Theft Auto, Crack and Chlamydia! Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research


Making economics classes enjoyable and interesting is a challenge in today’s world. One way to do so is through the use of music and lyrics. A survey of students in an Introduction to Economics class suggests that the use of music increases their enjoyment of economics. However, there is little evidence that it increases their interest in, or understanding of, economics.

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