Thomas D. Boston
School of Economics, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
Dr. Thomas “Danny” Boston is a Professor of Economics in the School of Economics at Georgia Tech, where he has taught since 1985. Danny is also CEO of EuQuant, which is an economic research company that specializes in business analytic and urban planning. In July 2011, the Atlanta Tribune Magazine ranked EuQuant as the #2 black-owned business in the State of Georgia as measured by commitment to community, wealth of knowledge, vision, and financial prowess. Furstrated by the lack of timely data and information on small businesses, he launched the Gazelle Index (www.gazelleindex.com) in November of 2011. The blog focuses on the economy and small businesses; including, minority and women-owned business performance and hiring. The blog currently ranks #1 - #4 in Google search results related to its "Tags."
Danny's current research is on entrepreneurship and firm growth (focusing on minority and small businesses), public economics (focusing on project evaluation) and urban economics (focusing on the impact of public housing policies on families and neighborhoods). He is a regular economics contributor to CNN. Dr Boston has testified numerous times before Committees and Sub-Committees of the US Senate and House of Representatives regarding the impact of federal policies on minority business performance and federal housing policies on low income families and neighborhoods. He is a consultant to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and provides research to congressional committees regarding their exercise of oversight over the nation's minority and small business programs.