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Gov. Kemp Announces New Georgia State Economist

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced his appointment of Dr. Robert “Bob” Buschman as Georgia’s State Economist, effective September 1. Dr. Buschman currently serves as Interim Director of the Public Finance Research Cluster at Georgia State University.

“I look forward to benefiting from Dr. Buschman’s wealth of knowledge as he steps into this new role as a partner in crafting our state budget and ensuring our state economy remains strong,” said Governor Brian Kemp. “With his help, I’m confident we will continue to maintain our AAA bond rating, balance our state budgets, and deliver more opportunity for hardworking Georgians.”

Robert “Bob” Buschman serves as Interim Director of the Public Finance Research Cluster (PFRC), Associate Director for the Fiscal Research Center (FRC), and a Senior Research Associate with the FRC and the Center for State and Local Finance. He is FRC’s key contact for fiscal note analyses of proposed Georgia revenue legislation, the state tax expenditure report, and tax incentive evaluations. Dr. Buschman’s research interests include corporate and personal taxation, growth and equity effects of tax reform, state and local fiscal policy, and other fiscal matters. He has also taught macroeconomics at Georgia State University. Prior to joining the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Buschman worked for several years in corporate banking and corporate financial management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Duke University, an MBA in Finance from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, and a master’s degree and a doctorate in Economics from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University.


  1. Elizabeth Lee on August 11, 2023 at 7:56 am

    Good morning Mr B Kemp, my concerns we are Georgians or some of Georgians need a lot of help especially the ones that disabled that’s on disability or lost their jobs unemployment and the economy is just skyrocket food is up high and we’re not getting the help as promise so I’m just wondering if I’m asking why haven’t we even gotten the help that was promised and are you planning on giving us Georgians another allotment the 350 that you gave us in the beginning. Inquiring minds wants to know because that was a lot of help and we still need the help and it would be nice if we could get another $350 lot mint or $300 need a little bit more than that but it helped and it would be nice if we was to get another one and if you are planning when we going to get it cuz we need help.

  2. Barbara Brock on August 11, 2023 at 11:05 am

    I still haven’t received the 350 check issued last September.

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