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SweetTreats Wins Chapman Business Plan Competition 2012

May 8, 2012 by | Leatherby Center

Chapman University hosted their annual Business plan competition on Friday, April 20th.  5 teams out of the 27 entered made the final round of the competition.  SweetTreats took home the 1st prize and $5,000 in startup funding.  Badoonga took home the 2nd prize as well as some seed funding.  With its first place finish, SweetTreats was

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Rising entrepreneurs: Badoonga

May 7, 2012 by | Graduate & MBA

This is a profile of rising entrepreneurs Charles Lee, Siddharth Ganji, & Christopher Ramirez of Badoonga. Are you ever the last one to hear about an event?  Badoonga and its founders plan to eliminate this issue.  Currently in alpha phase, Badoonga is an online social-interest sharing calendar that aims to link people to nearby events

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Banking article earns Prof. Wihlborg Emerald Literati Network 2012 Award for Excellence

May 7, 2012 by | Faculty

An article about international banking crises by Clas Wihlborg, Ph.D., the Fletcher Jones Chair in International Business at Chapman University’s Argyros School of Business, has been chosen as an Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2012, by the Emerald Group. The article is titled “International Comparisons of Bank Regulation, Liberalization,

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Startup Weekend Orange County

April 27, 2012 by | Events

On March 30th, 2012, 130 people gathered for one purpose: to start a brand new business in less than 54 hours. Startup Weekend Orange County (SWOC), hosted annually at Chapman University, provided an exciting avenue for entrepreneurial minds to come together, collaborate and innovate in an accelerated environment. All Startup Weekend participants have an opportunity

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Commencement Ceremony and Events at ASBE

April 25, 2012 by | Events

The 2012 Commencement Ceremony for the Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University will be held on the Wilson Field at the Lastinger Athletics Complex on Friday, May 18th at 8:00 PM.   The ceremony will feature a keynote from Dr. Donald Booth, the Larry Parlett Professor of Economics. ASBE will also be hosting

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IFREE/ESI Lecture Series Presents: Shawn Kantor, Ph.D. – Do Research Universities Generate Local Economic Growth?

April 20, 2012 by | Economic Science Institute

April 20th, Shawn Kantor, Ph.D. – Do Research Universities Generate Local Economic Growth? Abstract: We estimate the local agglomeration spillovers from research university activity in a sample of urban counties. We use the fact that universities follow a rigid endowment spending policy based on the market value of their endowments to identify the causal effect

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IFREE/ESI Lecture Series Presents: Sean Crockett, Ph.D. – Do Reference Dependent Preferences Really Matter?

April 13, 2012 by | Economic Science Institute

Apr. 13th, Sean Crockett, Ph.D. – Do Reference Dependent Preferences Really Matter? Bio:  Sean Crockett is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics and Finance at Baruch College, City University of New York.  He received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 2004 and was a postdoc  at Caltech for two years afterward.  His

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“Underwater Recession” By Joy A. Buchanan, Steven Gjerstad, & Vernon L. Smith

April 11, 2012 by | Economic Science Institute

The article “Underwater Recession” authored by Economic Science Institute’s Professors Steven Gjerstad, Vernon L. Smith and, Graduate of the Economic Systems Design program, Joy Buchanan will be published in The American Interest: Policy, Politics & Culture’s May/June 2012 issue. “The U.S. economy is stuck in a painfully slow recovery. Neither accommodative monetary policy nor fiscal

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