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Innovation and Economic Outlook

Posted by Swain Center on Sep 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Guest Blogger: Dr. Adam Jones, Associate Professor of Economics, Cameron School of Business and Regional Economist for the Swain Center.

Let’s face it, forecasting long into the future with and degree of certainty is difficult to do. The Jetsons originally aired in the 60s and envisioned personal air travel and all kinds of other automated conveniences that are yet to appear.  We have certainly moved in the direction of more automation, and while we don’t have affordable robot housekeepers (yet), Rumba vacuum cleaners are beginning to clean our living rooms, and cars are driving themselves. This dramatic advance in technology raises questions about the future of employment and creates angst in labor markets.

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Topics: Economics, Outlook conference, finance, Today's Economy, SWAIN Center

The Economic Importance of Coastal and Marine Resources to Tourism in Barbados

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jul 19, 2017 8:06:40 AM

Guest Blogger: Dr. Pete Schuhmann, Professor of Economics, Cameron School of Business

In May 2017, Dr. Schuhmann and two other colleagues completed an economic report on the effect of degradation of coastal and marine resources on Barbados tourism. The information below is from the summary of their report. Click here access the full report.

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Topics: Economics, tourism

The Message in the Stock Market for the Economic Future

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jun 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM


(Photo: Dr. Bill Sackley with students in the Financial Trading Room of the Computer Information Systems building)

Guest Blogger: Dr. Cetin Ciner, professor of finance at the Cameron School of Business 

Stock prices, if determined in rational and operationally efficient markets, should reflect future profits. Since the earnings of corporations should be highly correlated with economic activity, stock-price changes should reflect the market’s expectations of economic growth.

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Topics: Economics, stock market, Today's Economy

The Economic Value Of The Natural Environment

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jun 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Guest Blogger: Dr. Peter Schuhmann, Professor of Economics, Cameron School of Business

What is clean air worth? Is clean water good for the economy? Do parks, wetlands, beaches and coral reefs have real economic value? 

These are important and timely questions to consider as politicians and policymakers debate the merits of environmental protection.  Arguments for scaling back environmental regulations often include suggestions that environmental protection limits “free” market forces, increases costs to businesses, results in less economic activity and causes the economy to preform worse than it would if such regulations were absent.  

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Topics: Economics, National Economy, environment

What U.K.’s ‘Brexit’ Means For The U.S.

Posted by Cameron School of Business on May 12, 2017 8:02:00 AM

May 2017 Editor's Note: This post was originally published in November 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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Guest Blogger: Dr. Danny Soques, Assistant Professor of Economics, Cameron School of Business

In June of 2016, the United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave the European Union (EU), move that gave rise to the term, “Brexit.” This successful referendum vote gave rise to fears about the future of the British economy and what it means for the US.

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Topics: Economics, Insights, National Economy

Featured Alumnus: Patrick Morris

Posted by Cameron School of Business on May 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM

At every junction in his recent life, Patrick Morris, a 2015 UNCW graduate of the Cameron School of Business, is finding more and more reasons to be thankful for the education and experience he gained from attending UNCW. 

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Topics: Alumni, Economics, finance, Government, military

The Value of Green Space: The 'Greenbelt'

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Apr 21, 2017 9:20:00 AM

Guest Bloggers: Dr. Edward Graham, Professor of Finance, and Dr. Adam Jones, Associate Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Finance

A Little Background

Throughout the academic year, Cameron School faculty examine and discuss the ebb and flow of commerce with students and help prepare them for success following graduation. In turn, the faculty remain abreast of current topics and research in members’ given fields.

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Topics: real estate, greenspace, home values, Economics

Understanding U.S. Incentives For Keeping Foreign Earnings Abroad

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 17, 2017 11:32:58 AM

March 2017 Editor's Note: This post was originally published in November 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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Guest Blogger: Zhan Furner, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Accounting, Cameron School of Business

In August 2016, the European Competition Commission determined that Ireland had given Apple’s Irish subsidiaries illegal tax benefits, and it calculated that these subsidiaries owe Ireland nearly $14.5 billion in back taxes.

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Topics: Accounting, Cameron Faculty, Cameron School of Business, Economics, global, Insights, International, taxes

Record-Low Interest Rates, Out-Of-Control Budget

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 17, 2017 11:27:29 AM

March 2017 Editor's Note: This post was originally published in September 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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This post was contributed by Dr. Thomas Simpson, Ph.D., Executive in Residence for the Department of Economics and Finance at Cameron School of Business, UNC-Wilmington. The piece is based on research found in the recently published Economic Barometer. Economic Barometer is a quarterly snapshot of local, regional and national economic trends produced by the UNCW Swain Center economic and financial team.

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Topics: business, Economics, Government, Interest Rates, National Economy, Today's Economy

Global Perspectives are Essential in Today's Business World

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 17, 2017 11:19:01 AM

March 2017 Editor's Note: This post was originally published in July 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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Guest Blogger: Dr. Robert Burrus, Dean of the Cameron School of Business

Have you traveled out of the country yet? According to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ “Talent Mobility 2020” report, annual international assignments will increase by 50 percent between now and 2020, having already increased by 25 percent over the last 10 years. There’s no question that having global perspective is essential in today’s business environment. The Cameron School of Business is devoted to making many different channels accessible to its students, faculty and staff, and community. The Cameron School sends more than 150 students abroad each year through different initiatives.

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Topics: International, prague, Economics

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UNCW was established as Wilmington College in 1947. The Department of Business and Economics became the Cameron School of Business in 1979. Focused on the transformation of today’s business world from the industrial age into the information age, business education at the Cameron School of Business is focused on the technical, analytical and interpersonal skills students will need to lead this fundamental change in the business world through the 21st century.

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