President Bush's chief economic adviser, the chairman and CEO of U.S. Bank, and the heads of Mayo Clinic, Deloitte LLP and Caterpillar will be among those featured in the Economic Club of Phoenix speaker series this season. Every year, Phoenix-area audiences are invited to come and hear some of the top names in business speak at the luncheon series. The Economic Club of Phoenix (ECP) was founded by a group of prominent business executives called the Dean's Council of 100, in conjunction with the W. P. Carey School of Business.
Phoenix-area housing prices are declining at a slower rate than earlier this year, indicating that the worst is over for falling home values, a new Arizona State University study has found.
Despite these rough economic times, some of the best businesses in Arizona are being honored for helping to boost our economy and our community. The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is naming 10 businesses as this year's Spirit of Enterprise Awards finalists. The awards recognize companies that demonstrate ethics, energy and excellence in entrepreneurship.
Health insurance is now a major topic of discussion for both lawmakers and average Americans just trying to figure out what their future coverage will look like. A top researcher at Arizona State University recently received a major international award for his work on how insurance markets really work and whether existing insurance "risk pools" even make sense.
Amy Hillman, a nationally renowned professor of management and extremely popular teacher at Arizona State University, was recently named the new executive dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business. Hillman will become second-in-command at the school, working under the leadership of Dean Robert Mittelstaedt, who has helped drive W. P. Carey into the Top 30 rankings for both graduate and undergraduate business schools in the United States.
Small business owners struggling in the rough economy will receive valued education from top professors through a special program at the W. P. Carey School of Business this fall. Salt River Project (SRP) and the business school at Arizona State University are holding their second annual Small Business Leadership Academy, the first program of its kind on the West Coast.
Phoenix-area home prices are "at or close to a market bottom," according to a new Arizona State University study that offers hope to many Valley homeowners. The Arizona State University-Repeat Sales Index (ASU-RSI) measures changes in average Phoenix-area home prices from year to year. The latest report confirms home prices are falling at a slower and slower pace.
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.