Golden Rules

The OneGeorgia Rural Policy Center asked the Selig Center to answer the question: Is retiree recruitment is a good strategy for economic development in rural Georgia? Our analysis shows that it is, and we identified ten reasons why retiree-based economic development makes sense.

JEFFREY M. HUMPHREYS Director and BEATA D. KOCHUT Research Analyst Selig Center for Economic Growth

Golden Rules Sept 3 2013 – Click to view

Jeff M. Humphreys

Director, Selig Center, Terry College of Business,
The University of Georgia


Dr. Humphreys is the Director of the Selig Center for Economic Growth at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. The Selig Center is an endowed economic forecasting & market research center. Dr. Humphrey’s is a member of the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors – the State of Georgia – and is a monthly columnist for Georgia Trend Magazine.

  • Dr. Humphreys has published over 250 applied and academic studies regarding market research, economic forecasting, transportation, and economic development. In Georgia, Dr. Humphreys is best known for his detailed economic forecasts, but nationally he is best known for his detailed estimates of the spending power of African-Americans, Latinos, Asian-Americans, and Native Americans.
  • In 2003, the editors of American Demographics selected Dr. Humphreys as a “Demographic Diamond” – one of the 25 market researchers who have made the most significant contributions to the understanding of consumer trends for business leaders over the last 25 years.
  • The Georgia Economic Outlook, which is prepared and written by Dr. Humphreys, has twice received the Association for University Business and Economic Research’s Award for Excellence in Publications.
  • Dr. Humphreys is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi.