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

Why Real Estate Matters

First, there’s the obvious reason: It’s the sheer scale. The total value of the US residential market hovers around $20 trillion. There simply isn’t anything close to it (add up all the cars in the US—maybe 250 million—and give each an average value of $10,000 (8+ years median age), and you only get about $2.5 … Continued

GBR Fall 2008 now online!

Read about: What Happened to the U.S. Housing Market? As the U.S. financial system struggles to regain stability, Peggy Crawford, PhD, and Terri Young, PhD, examine the role that subprime mortgages and the fall of Fannie and Freddie played in the crisis. Peggy Crawford, PhD, and Terri Young, PhD U.S. Could Adopt International Financial Reporting … Continued