Category - Business & Economy

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Job Losses for California, Slowdown for U.S. Economy but No Recession This Year Chapman economists say state's industries are especially vulnerable to trade war.

The trade war will slow the U.S. economy and hit California sharply, according to the 2019 Economic Forecast Update from the A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research at Chapman University. “Our estimate is that for...

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Economic Forecast Update Set for June 19

Join the Chapman community on Wednesday, June 19, for the annual Economic Forecast Update at Musco Center for the Arts. Information and tickets are available at chapman.edu/economicforecast. Chapman alumni receive...

Chapman Public Opinion Survey Foretold High-Speed Rail’s Disfavor Among Many Survey Findings to be Featured at March 27 Conference

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...