News Releases

News Releases

July 30, 2009

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.

July 22, 2009

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.

July 20, 2009

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.

July 15, 2009

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.

June 25, 2009

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.

June 23, 2009

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.

June 15, 2009

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.

June 2, 2009

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.

May 20, 2009

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.

May 18, 2009

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.

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