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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

GBR Fall 2009 Issue Now Online!

In this issue, read about: IT Strategy for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses in an Economic Downturn Cost-Effective IT Solutions and Critical Success Factors for SMBs. In an uncertain economy, small companies often feel the pinch of reduced business activity more acutely than large firms. As a result, it becomes increasingly important to do more with … Continued

Beta(ful) Market Hypotheses

In my many years as a derivative trader and hedge fund manager, I forged a solid and long-lasting relationship with risk. Like a beautiful but dangerous woman, risk permeated my professional life—a constant courtship leading me to many attempts at fully understanding its mysterious ways. A never-ending effort! The theoretical foundations of risk analysis were … 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

VC Firms Still Expecting High ROIs

Can’t see the above video? Click here to watch or read the transcript. In this video interview, John K. Paglia, PhD, Associate Professor of Finance at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, discusses the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project, which was released on July 27, 2009, in conjunction with a Los Angeles and California statewide economic forecast … 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

GBR Poll: On the Road to Recovery?

The GBR Blog wants to know: [poll id=”5″] Do you have a different opinion about where the economy is headed? Tell us in the comments. UPDATE: This poll was closed on June 22, 2009. Read our analysis of the poll and get “Tips on Surviving and Thriving in the New U.S. Economy,” by Peggy Crawford, … Continued