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 University. But beware of a trade war. Especially in California, where merchant shipping, trade and related industries are major economic engines, said Chapman economist
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 going to raise interest rates given the low unemployment rates but slower rate of economic growth? Since its creation in 1973, the
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 received three new honors, including news that its student competition teams placed in the top
Kris De Pedro studies bullying in schools, and when he’s asked what he thinks about student activists performing acts of solidarity to support marginalized classmates, he naturally turns to the research. In short, such actions by classmates are helpful, says the Chapman University associate professor. He cites his own studies and others that liken a
“Tis impossible to be sure of anything but death and taxes.” English Actor Christopher Bullock coined this well-known expression in 1716 and it still rings true today. It’s that time of year again… the dreaded tax season. Chapman students have the unique opportunity to practice tax law in real world settings, before they obtain that
Chapman University’s full-time MBA program ranks among the best in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 rankings. The MBA program housed in the Argyros School of Business and Economics made a remarkable jump to #79 this year, up from its previous place at #98.
To an MBA, writing a business plan without an Excel spreadsheet might seem like trying to make soup without a pot. As a Peace Corps volunteer in northern Peru, Paula Mattison (MBA’15) was teaching high school students how to write business plans with even less. “The unfortunate thing is that many of them do not
At Chapman, Interterm is the month between winter break and spring semester, and it’s traditionally a unique slice of time for students to dive into classes designed to be immersive experiences.
A group of 101 alumni of the Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law passed the most recent California bar exam, with many returning to campus for a formal swearing-in ceremony Dec. 4 in Memorial Hall. The state oath was administered by Orange County Superior Court Judge Layne H. Melzer, and the federal oath
Remember aerospace jobs? They’re back, according to Chapman University’s 2018 Economic Forecast. Particularly in Orange County. “If you just look at individual categories, the highest manufacturing sector since 2010? Aerospace. This is a surprise,” said economist and Chapman President Emeritus Jim Doti, who presented the 40th annual report. Medical supplies and equipment products share that