Columbus State University continues to rise in the U.S. News & World Report rankings of U.S. colleges and universities. Among the best regional universities in the U.S. South, CSU ranks 67 th , and among public universities in this category, CSU ranks 30 th . Two of CSU’s individual programs are also included in the magazine’s national rankings for 2022-2023. These are the Turner College at 411 th amount undergraduate business schools in the U.S., and CSU’s School of Nursing, which ranks 413 th among U.S. nursing schools. In the national rankings of business schools, the Turner College is tied with business schools affiliated with Morehead State University and Western Illinois University, among others, while it is ranked ahead of business schools affiliated with Arkansas Tech University and Lamar University, among others.
With high inflation rates currently posing a problem in countries all around the globe, a new study by Turner College economics professor Frank Mixon and his colleague Puneet Vatsa of Lincoln University in New Zealand on business cycles and inflation is almost perfectly timed. The study, which was recently accepted for publication by the International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance , updates stylized facts about the cyclical associations between economic output and prices. In it, Vatsa and Mixon apply the relatively new Hamilton filter, a statistical approach that lends itself well to extracting the cyclical components from non-stationary data series in small samples, to price and output series for 27 countries, including the U.S., from 1999 through 2020. The study finds mixed evidence regarding the cyclicality of inflation (i.e., the relationship between business cycles and inflation). For example, Vatsa and Mixon report that inflation is acyclical in India, the Un