Dr. Sherry Cooper, executive vice president and chief economist for BMO Financial Group, will receive this year's prestigious Lawrence R. Klein Award for economic forecasting accuracy. The W. P. Carey School of Business sponsors and judges the award, named for Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Lawrence R. Klein.
At a time when many businesses are struggling and failing, Arizona boasts some great companies shining through the economic recovery, creating new jobs and contributing to our state. Today, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University honored five of the best companies as Spirit of Enterprise Award winners. They were recognized for ethics, energy and excellence in entrepreneurship.
Two negative trends are clouding the Phoenix-area housing market right now, according to a new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. August marked the third month in a row that the median existing-home price dropped in the Valley. Also, foreclosures made up their highest percentage of existing-home activity since back in January.
As we approach the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks this weekend, many people may be thinking about the possibility of future terrorist strikes. If the government knew about a concrete threat, would you want it revealed to you, regardless of the consequences? A new study led by Professor V. Kerry Smith of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University provides surprising details about how Americans view secrecy very differently, depending on the type of plot.
A Nobel Prize winner, a top investment executive and the makers of many well-known household products are among those slated to speak during the new Economic Club of Phoenix season. Every year, Phoenix-area audiences are invited to attend the club's luncheons and hear from some major names in the business world.
After several months of gradually rising prices, the Phoenix-area housing market is hitting a wall. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows absolutely no year-over-year home-price appreciation from July 2009 to July 2010. The report's author also states the market is likely to stay flat until the middle of next year.
Many grocery stores now carry at least some types of organic fruit and vegetables, thanks to the growing demand for these products that are viewed as more environmentally friendly and safer to eat than other produce. From 2005 to 2008, organic food sales in the United States went up 53 percent. Now, a new study led by Professor Timothy Richards of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University looks at why organic produce prices have been so high, why they're finally starting to plunge, and whether a new safety risk is being introduced.
When you've got an emergency, you don't want to wait. You want to get into the hospital E.R. as quickly as possible, get treated and go home. A new study from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows if you choose a hospital with the most advanced type of electronic medical records, you are likely to spend 22.4 percent less time in the emergency room than you would at other hospitals.
The Phoenix-area housing market just saw its highest percentage of foreclosures in months. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows foreclosures made up 43 percent of the existing-home market activity in July. That's the highest percentage in the Valley since January.