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
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
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
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
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
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
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The results of GBR poll #3 on the road to U.S. economic recovery are in! Half of participants think we’ll be back on track by 2010 20% think we’re already on the road to recovery 30% think all the initiatives to stabilize and grow the economy so far are only making things worse The GBR … Continued
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Davide Accomazzo, MBA In the ongoing social debate on what kind of an economic system we should build on top of the rubble of the present financial mess, we as investors should focus less on the philosophical nuances and more on how to adjust our investment framework, expectations, and tactics. As the work of free-market … Continued
The results of the second GBR poll on debt vs. savings are in! All participants said they have changed their personal financial approach due to the current economic instability 60% say they are working harder to pay down all their debt. The GBR Blog asked Davide Accomazzo, Adjunct Professor of Finance at the Graziadio School … Continued
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
Davide Accomazzo, MBA The financial turmoil of the last eighteen months has brought to everyone’s attention the problems and dichotomy of our present monetary and financial systems. While we are now dealing with the consequences of too much credit, it is also important to note that a system without credit (and—much to the delight of … Continued
In the 1979 motion picture Being There, Peter Sellers played Chance the Gardener, a man said to be “stuffed with rice pudding between the ears.” Nevertheless, it was Chance who offered a piece of brilliant advice that would serve the President of the United States well in our current state of economic crisis: “…as long … Continued