As more people use TiVo and other digital technologies to speed through TV commercials, advertisers are looking for other ways to reach a buying audience. Get ready to see more ads go to the movies. New research co-authored by a W. P. Carey School of Business assistant professor shows successful product placements in films actually give the featured companies a boost in stock prices.
How much government intervention is too much? That's the big question on the minds of many Americans looking at the economic plans launched by President Obama's administration over the past several months. While some economists are welcoming additional regulation of the institutions largely blamed for the recent financial crisis, others say more government involvement is only going to make things worse in the long run, damaging the country's free-market economy.
Phoenix-area homeowners can take some comfort from a new Arizona State University study that indicates the Valley housing market is finally starting to turn around. "If they hold up, the April and May figures would be the first evidence that the housing market has reached a turning point," says Karl Guntermann, the Fred E. Taylor Professor of Real Estate at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, who calculates the ASU-RSI with research associate Adam Nowak.
As a Dallas Cowboy, Billy Cundiff kicked a record seven field goals in one "Monday Night Football" game in 2003. Today, his determination and drive have helped him to complete his MBA degree and land a venture capital job through the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He used the school's highly ranked online MBA program even while attending NFL training camp.
The current recession will end in 2009 without turning into a depression. That's what top economic experts from the W. P. Carey School of Business and the Arizona Governor's Office said at the annual Economic Outlook Luncheon sponsored by the Economic Club of Phoenix. About 200 people attended the event to hear midyear economic forecasts and learn more about Arizona's state budget deficit.
A new Arizona State University study shows a record drop for Phoenix-area home prices, followed by two months of more positive news in the Valley housing market. The Arizona State University-Repeat Sales Index (ASU-RSI) measures changes in average Phoenix-area home prices from year to year. The latest report shows a record 37-percent fall in the index from February 2008 to February 2009. However, that is followed by lesser declines.
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.