Despite the intense twists and turns of the U.S. economy over the past several years, one man was able to sort through all the static and deliver an extraordinarily accurate forecast of the recession and recovery we're all enduring. Because of this, Goldman Sachs Chief Economist Jan Hatzius is the winner of the prestigious Lawrence R. Klein Award for economic forecasting this year, becoming one of only a handful of people to take the award twice. Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers will present Hatzius with the award at a high-profile event in New York on Oct. 20. At the ceremony, Hatzius will also deliver his economic forecast for 2012.
Despite the rough economy, some of the best businesses in Arizona are still growing, adding jobs and boosting our community. The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is honoring 10 of the top companies in the state for their achievements. They are the newly announced finalists for the prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Awards, now in their 15th year of celebrating entrepreneurship.
New rankings are out, and U.S. News & World Report once again names the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University among the best business schools in the nation. The 2012 rankings for undergraduate programs, out this week, show the W. P. Carey School made the Top 30 list for the ninth time in 10 years.
For the first time this year, the Phoenix area saw a jump up in the single-family-home foreclosure rate. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows 31 percent of the existing-home transactions in the market were foreclosures in August. This comes after months of lowering the rate, from 43 percent in January and February, all the way down to 29 percent in July.
The heads of US Airways and Sony Pictures Technologies are among those headlining the new season of the popular Economic Club of Phoenix speaker series. Every year, Phoenix-area audiences are invited to attend the club's luncheons and hear from some of the biggest names in the business world. 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 at Arizona State University. The club is now the preeminent Arizona forum for the exchange of ideas about business and the economy.
As Americans, we thank our veterans for all they do to ensure our security and freedom. We also have the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs working to make sure our veterans get high-quality, cost-effective health care. To further improve efficiency and support the best possible medical care for our vets, the VA is now joining the Health Sector Supply Chain Research Consortium at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
For the third year in a row, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University ranks Top 25 on a prestigious global rankings list. The Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University places ASU at No. 21 worldwide for Economics/Business.
The White House will honor an innovative student who started his own business and an instructor from the W. P. Carey School of Business on Thursday. The two will be recognized at a Washington event designed to highlight young entrepreneurs and their importance to America's future.
The highly ranked W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is offering three new degree options, just in time for the new school year starting this week. All focus on very timely fields: public service, real estate and information technology (IT).
For the first time since the spring of 2009, the Phoenix-area foreclosure rate has dropped below 30 percent of the existing-home transactions in the market. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University confirms five months in a row of foreclosure-rate declines.