Economics

Not So Fast: Economics and the Election

11/05/2012

There’s no doubt that the economy is the deciding factor for many voters. Americans are looking to presidential candidates for a fast remedy, but the reality will be far less immediate, according to Saint Joseph’s University economist Benjamin Liebman, Ph.D.


Fiscal Cliff Poses Challenges for Family Businesses

11/05/2012

The final presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney briefly addressed a topic that Patrick Saparito, Ph.D., assistant professor of management, says has been weighing on the minds of family business owners: the fiscal cliff.


You Can’t Take It With You

11/02/2012

Economics is everywhere. Its principles permeate just about every facet of our day-to-day lives. But what about the hereafter? Milica Z. Bookman, Ph.D., professor of economics at Saint Joseph’s University, poses serious and thought-provoking questions about the intersection of economics and the afterlife in her newly published book Do They Take Credit Cards in Heaven?


A Panel Discussion: The Impact of the Economy on the Presidential Election

09/20/2012

PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 20, 2012) - On Monday, Oct. 1, the Haub School of Business will host a panel discussion with national and local political and economic experts to discuss the economy and its impact on the presidential race. This is the first event in the Anthony Carfagno '60 Lecture Series.


The Economic Status: Ascending from Rock Bottom

10/05/2009

American consumers are worried: They want to know whether their economy is improving, worsening or unchanging. Ben Liebman, Ph.D., associate professor of economics at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, says economists will look to holiday spending to gauge the economy’s health.


The Fed Gets Creative in Recession-Proofing the Economy

04/08/2008

With the economy fast becoming the number one issue in voters’ minds this election season and the Bear Stearns takeover sending shockwaves through Wall Street, the word recession is making its way from the business pages to everyday conversations.


Grapes of Wealth: Local Wineries are Boosting the Economy

02/06/2012

In an economic climate where many small businesses are struggling to survive, local wineries are experiencing a relative boom. “There are wineries in all 50 states,” says Nancy Childs, Ph.D., professor of food marketing at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. “Nationally, there has been a huge resurgence in viewing local wineries as an artisan craft. It parallels the movement of microbreweries.”


No Credit Left Behind: To-Dos for Tax Season 2012

03/13/2012

<p>As April approaches, many citizens begin to dread the hassle of tax season. While major reforms are out of the taxpayer&rsquo;s control, staying informed and using a tax preparation service are two simple ways to make filing your taxes as stress-free as can be.</p>


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