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Quarterly Economic Update: Spring 2010

Christopher Thornberg is a founding principal of Beacon Economics and a member of the Graziadio Business Review Editorial Board. In this quarterly report, Thornberg reveals what lies ahead for the economy in the coming quarter and beyond based on Beacon’s extensive research as one of California’s leading economic forecasters. For a more in-depth analysis of … Continued

Paglia Reveals Key Findings from Private Capital Markets Project

John K. Paglia, associate professor of finance and senior researcher, has been receiving a great deal of buzz over the most recent findings of the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project. Detailing the 2010 outlook for private capital providers and privately-held businesses, the project performs ongoing research into the true cost of capital and the behavior … Continued

The State of the New Economy

Can’t see the above video? Click this link to watch. In this video interview, David M. Smith, PhD, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Economics at the Graziadio School of Business and Management discusses the impact of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act so far, the fate of female and older workers … Continued

Learning on the Job

This op-ed first appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal and is reprinted with their permission. In recent weeks there hasn’t been much data supporting sustained economic stability, much less a recovery. However, it does appear the economy is no longer in a freefall, and we are likely experiencing the depths of this downturn. Since … Continued

California Greening: Boom or Bust?

Owen P. Hall, Jr., PE, PhD, is Editor-in-Chief of the Graziadio Business Report and a professor of decision and information systems at the Graziadio School of Business and Management. The ongoing dust-up about global warming has brought front and center a number of new opportunities and threats to California’s currently fragile economy. Whether man-made global … Continued