Cameron School of Business at UNCW

Rising Prices, Unit Sales and Housing Inventories: Factors Influencing the Real Estate Market

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Aug 17, 2018 12:15:00 PM

Guest Blogger: Dr. Edward Graham, Professor of Finance, Cameron School of Business (This post was originally shared on WilmingtonBiz.com on August 15, 2018)

The Housing Bubble and the Real Estate Market Recovery

The U.S. residential real estate market has been a leading topic in the news over the last decade or more. With increasing mortgage delinquencies in late 2007, and the bursting of the real estate bubble soon thereafter, home values across the U.S. began an historic decline. The Case-Shiller Home Price Index, in Table I below, captures both the escalation in home values between 2000 and 2006, the correction in house prices as the housing bubble burst, and the recovery, on average, of the housing market across the US by mid-2018. Prices, on average across the US, more than doubled in the years ending in the spring of 2007. In the Cape Fear Region, using an admittedly informal but representative “index” created using home sales data provided by the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors (WRAR), prices increased over 75% in the years ending in the spring of 2007. Prices then fell across the local market, but have since recovered. Few expected the recovery of the real estate market, in either Southeastern North Carolina or across the nation, to be as rapid as it has been.

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Topics: investments, real estate, finance

Senior Victoria Waldman Wins Prestigious Research Award

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Apr 17, 2018 9:32:00 AM

On February 16, 2018, CSB senior Victoria Waldman’s research paper, titled “Relationship between Returns and Volatility to Policies of U.S. Presidential Election Cycles,” was selected from over a dozen submissions from universities around the country as Best Undergraduate Paper at the Academy of Economics and Finance Convention in Houston, TX.

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Topics: Cameron School of Business, finance

Cameron to Offer Master’s in Finance and Investment Management

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jan 17, 2018 11:08:00 AM

Guest Blogger: Dr. Nivine Richie, Chair of the Cameron School of Business’ Department of Economics and Finance
 
In 2017, on the first Saturday of June, over 150,000 people sat for CFA exams across the globe.

That’s a record - up about 10 percent from the year before and more than double the number of candidates who took the exam in June 2007. The   results are in: 43 percent passed level I; 47 percent passed level II; and 54 percent passed level III.
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Topics: finance, Graduate Programs

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

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

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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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