Thomas Smith, Emory University & TMS Consulting (The Exit Exchange, Episode 2)
Nationally recognized expert on economic trends Thomas Smith, professor at Emory University and founder of TMS Consulting, joined this edition of “The Exit Exchange” to discuss macroeconomic trends he’s watching which will influence conditions in 2021, specific issues affecting the metro Atlanta region, and how the professional advisory community could be affected. This edition of “The Exit Exchange” is co-hosted by David Shavzin and Bob Tankesley and is produced virtually from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta.
Thomas Smith, Associate Professor in the Practice of Finance, Emory University
Thomas More Smith holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is considered an expert in the areas of labor economics, pricing, sports economics and finance, the economics of the entertainment industry, the economics of the health care industry, and film finance. He is an Associate Professor in the Practice of Finance at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He regularly appears as an expert on national television and radio programming (CNN, NPR, Huffington Post) and is frequently quoted in popular press regarding trends in unemployment, inflation, trade, and other macroeconomic trends.
TMS Consulting, Inc.
TMS Consulting Inc. is a small company with a big view. The company has helped small, medium, and very large companies identify how trends in markets translate into more profitable offerings and policies. TMS has been hired by municipalities and countries in order to estimate the economic impact of hosting events (sporting events or major entertainment events) on their economies. Additionally, TMS has provided analysis and reports on how new legislation and legislative agendas (new taxes, for example) will impact the macroeconomy of cities, states, and countries.
Questions and Topics in this Interview
- 2020 was an interesting year, what are the big economic issues that you see as we come into 2021?
- What specifically is happening from an economic standpoint in Atlanta / Georgia?
- What will be the impact on the professional advisory community?
- What specifically will affect business owners in the lower middle market that our XPX members can take into account when advising their clients?
- What else would you like to share with us about what you see coming for the rest of 2021?
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“The Exit Exchange” is produced by John Ray in the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta. The show archive can be found at xpxatlantaradio.com. John Ray and Business RadioX are Platinum Sponsors of XPX Atlanta.