Category - Business & Economy

Chapman Public Opinion Survey Foretold High-Speed Rail’s Disfavor Among Many

The decision to curtail California’s high-speed rail plan reflects the disfavor residents already felt for the $77 billion project, says a Chapman University professor.

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Slowing Economy Forecast for 2019 No recession is predicted, but growth will be tempered by a stock market correction and a cooler housing market.

Let’s start with the good news. The economic recovery will continue in 2019, becoming the longest expansion in U.S. history, according to the latest Economic Forecast from Chapman University economists. But that...

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Wounded in Iraq, Veteran Finds a New Mission at Fowler Law School

The newest students at Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law are not only the most diverse class in the law school’s history, they also are among the most highly qualified, with a median LSAT score of 157...

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Corruption, the Environment Top List of American Fears

For the fourth year in a row, the top fear of Americans is corrupt government officials, as indicated by the 2018 Chapman University Survey of American Fears, released in October. In the fifth-annual survey, 74 percent...

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Cents and Sensibility Humanomics bridges disciplines, raising questions of morality and humanity in thinking anew about how we make economic choices.

Call it economics with a human face. At Chapman University’s new Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy, the focus is on humanomics – a mind-bending inquiry into the intersection of economics and the...

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A Comprehensive Look at Holocaust Restitution

Recent research by a team led by Chapman University law professor Michael Bazyler reveals that a significant amount of property stolen during the Holocaust has yet to be returned to its rightful owners. The study is one...

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The Amenities Factor Brainstorming students help Jim Doti expand his highly successful econometric model, and suddenly California’s soaring housing costs start to make sense.

It’s a fundamental fact of real estate life: Location matters. But what if your location is also near the ocean? It turns out, that’s a bigger influence on price than economists previously understood. Factor in those...

Potential Trade War Shadows an Otherwise Healthy Economy, Chapman Economists Say

The economy is generally perking along well, thanks to the ongoing recovery from the Great Recession, high employment and robust construction growth, according to the latest Economic Forecast Update from Chapman...

Chapman Hosts First Shadow Open Market Committee Conference Toward the West Coast

As the United States’ job growth picks up and unemployment rates fall, questions around the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee’s response toward the situation continues to arise. How much is the Federal Reserve...

Awards, Competition Wins and Top Rankings Cap Off Anniversary Year at Fowler School of Law

Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law is on such a winning streak, it just might have to add another trophy case or two before long. As it marked the commencement of its 20th graduating class, the law school...