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Full Speed Ahead: Before and After Hurricane Florence

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Oct 24, 2018 9:20:57 AM
(Photo: flood waters in downtown Wilmington, NC after Hurricane Florence / NPR.org)

Guest blogger: Dr. Adam Jones, Associate Professor of Economics, Cameron School of Business, and Regional Economist for the Swain Center (this article originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on October 19)

The Southeastern North Carolina economy was clipping along nicely until Hurricane Florence blew in and bumped us off track, but only temporarily.

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Topics: Today's Economy, Outlook conference

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 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

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

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