Former FDIC chairman, popular CNBC commentator and former Arizona State University College of Business Dean L. William "Bill" Seidman is being remembered this week as a leader who made great contributions to the economy and higher education.
Despite the recession, many Arizona businesses are thriving, pushing forward to create new jobs and contribute to the state's economic recovery. Some of the best businesses in the state will be honored with this year's Spirit of Enterprise Awards from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Companies are being encouraged to apply now for the 13th annual awards.
Because of the recession, more people are struggling with issues of homelessness, the need to access affordable health care, and mental health problems brought on by stress. This week, the Arizona Board of Regents approved a plan for Arizona State University to offer a new public health program to help address these timely issues. Pending approval from the University Senate, ASU will become the nation's first public university to offer a Master of Public Health program focusing specifically on urban health. The program will be administered through the School of Health Management and Policy at the internationally regarded W. P. Carey School of Business, in collaboration with the College of Nursing & Health Innovation.
Phoenix-area homeowners can start celebrating a small light at the end of the tunnel, when it comes to house prices. While the latest numbers from the Arizona State University-Repeat Sales Index (ASU-RSI) still show a record decline, forecasts then show a slight upturn.
U.S. News & World Report ranks the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University high in its newly unveiled edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools." The school is ranked at No. 29 on the prestigious list of "Best Business Schools," making it the only Arizona school on the Top 50 list this year.
Homes in the Phoenix area lost about a third of their value last year, according to the latest numbers from the Arizona State University-Repeat Sales Index (ASU-RSI), calculated by W. P. Carey School of Business Professor Karl Guntermann and research associate Alex Horenstein. From December 2007 to December 2008, average Valley home prices plunged a record 33 percent. This marks the steepest-ever one-year drop and also the longest-lasting slump in Phoenix history.
Americans may be more interested in financial news right now than at any other time in recent memory due to the recession, the bailout plan, the stimulus plan, the mortgage crisis, the stock market roller coaster and other developments. That's why Knowledge@W. P. Carey, the online business news and analysis site produced by the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, is offering a new tool to help people sort through this complex situation.
Global warming, dependence on foreign oil, and the Obama administration's stimulus plan have all helped put a major focus on the need for alternative energy. On March 26, one of the leaders in creating and promoting affordable solar energy will be honored as Executive of the Year by a national group of prominent business executives who advise the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University ranks among the Top 25 schools in the world for business research productivity, according to a new study. School officials say this shows faculty members are actively producing new knowledge and analysis for global use in a rapidly changing world now faced with added business challenges from the recession.
Even though some Western states, including Arizona, are among those hardest hit by unemployment from the recession, they may not receive as much help from the federal stimulus package as other states. New numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics are out, and surprising analysis by Professor Lee McPheters, editor of Economy@W. P. Carey, shows the stimulus package actually favors some of the states least impacted by the recession.