December 2008

Wall Street Journal Online
Laid off and Looking: Saying Good-Bye to Banking
December 31, 2008
UCLA Anderson alumnus ('98) Spencer Cutter posted an update on the Wall Street Journal.com's "Laid Off and Looking" blog, which follows the journeys of eight out-of-work professionals as they look for new jobs in the current market.   

The News-Sentinel
New state superintendent says it's not how much money but how it's used
December 31, 2008
UCLA Anderson Professor William Ouchi's research on school budgets was cited in this News-Sentinel (IN) article about Indiana State Superintendent Tony Bennett's views on school budgeting.

Wall Street Journal Online
Laid Off And Looking: Perfecting the Introduction
December 30, 2008 
UCLA Anderson alumna ('02) Karen Reid posted an update on the Wall Street Journal.com's "Laid Off and Looking" blog, which follows the journeys of eight out-of-work professionals as they look for new jobs in the current market.    

The Arizona Republic
Cards franchise faces pressure to produce returns
December 28, 2008
Nelson Gayton, executive director of the Entertainment and Media Management Institute at UCLA Anderson, was quoted in this Arizona Republic article about the family-owned Arizona Cardinals franchise.

Los Angeles Times
Dreary outlook on home prices
December 27, 2008 
Edward Leamer, director of the UCLA Anderson Forecast, was quoted in a front-page Los Angeles Times business story about further-falling home prices.

Los Angeles Times
Q & A: How to end a 'decade of neglect' in U.S.-Latin America relations
December 26, 2008
Sebastian Edwards, a professor of global economics at UCLA Anderson, was featured in this Los Angeles Times Q&A piece on ways to improve U.S.-Latin America relations.

Economist.com
Management Guru: Richard Rumelt
December 26, 2008
Richard Rumelt, a business and policy professor at UCLA Anderson School of Management, was a featured "management guru" on the Economist.com's business management page.

The Press-Enterprise
Inland housing market expected to be one of nation's worst performers in 2009
December 24, 2008
Jerry Nickelsburg, senior economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast, was quoted in a Press-Enterprise story about the Inland Empire housing market in 2009.

Science Daily
The Virtue Of Variety: More Options Can Lead To Healthier Choices
December 24, 2008
UCLA Anderson Assistant Marketing Professor Wendy Liu's co-authored study on consumer choices was featured in this article about the virtue of variety in the Science Daily.

Washington Post
Deeper Cuts, Widespread Pain
December 23, 2008
Jerry Nickelsburg, senior economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast, was quoted in this Washington Post article about widespread layoffs in major industries.

Wall Street Journal Online
Laid Off and Looking: Should you Take a Pay Cut?
December 22, 2008
Susan Dearing, director of the ProEMBA Career Management Center at UCLA Anderson, was featured in this Wall Street Journal.com Q&A piece about whether to take pay cuts in a tough job market.

The Asian Wall Street Journal
Apple loses its shine as Mac sales slow
December 17, 2008
Ely Dahan, an assistant marketing professor at UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted in an Asian Wall Street Journal article about Apple Inc.'s slow sales. 

NPR
Marketplace Morning Report
December 17, 2008 
UCLA Anderson Forecast Senior Economist Jerry Nickelsburg was interviewed on NPR's "Marketplace Morning Report," discussing a proposal by the National Association of Homebuilders to stimulate home buyers.

BusinessWeek.com
The UCLA Learning Curve
December 16, 2008
A journal update by UCLA Anderson MBA ('10) Fernando Montero was posted on BusinessWeek.com's MBA Journal. Montero describes his transition into life as an MBA student at UCLA Anderson. 

Los Angeles Times
Southern California's median home price drops below $300,000
December 17, 2008
Edward Leamer, director of the UCLA Anderson Forecast, was quoted in this Los Angeles Times story about housing price drops in Southern California.

Fast Company
Building a Better Performance Review
December 16, 2008
UCLA Anderson Professor Samuel Culbert's article on performance reviews (Wall Street Journal: 10/20/08) was featured in this Fast Company piece on performance management.   

San Diego Union-Tribune
Median home price tumbles to 6 1/2-year low
December 16, 2008
Paul Habibi, a lecturer in real estate at UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted in this San Diego Union-Tribune article about the impact of home foreclosures on median price settings in San Diego. 

KNBC
Newsconference
December 14, 2008
Edward Leamer and Jerry Nickelsburg, economists with the UCLA Anderson Forecast, were featured guests on KNBC's "NewsConference" discussing the Southern California economy, state budget crisis, and the housing market.

Los Angeles Times- Letters to the Editor
Loans won't cure Big Three's ills
December 14, 2008
UCLA Anderson Professor Daniel J.B. Mitchell's letter to the editor regarding a Dec. 7 article about the auto industry bailout was published in the Los Angeles Times.  

Wall Street Journal
How to Fix 401(k)s
December 14, 2008
UCLA Anderson Accounting Professor Shlomo Benartzi's recommended changes to the 401(k) savings plan were cited in this Wall Street Journal article.

New York Times Magazine
The National '10 Percent Off' Sale
December 14, 2008
UCLA Anderson Forecast Director Edward Leamer's proposal for an economic stimulus plan was featured in this piece in New York Times Magazine.

Daily News
It turns out that recessions have many origins
December 14, 2008
Jerry Nickelsburg, senior economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast, was quoted in this Daily News story outlining the origins of the current recession.  

Gulf News
MBA dilemma
December 14, 2008
Craig Hubbell, associate director of MBA admissions at UCLA Anderson School of Management, was extensively quoted in this Gulf News piece about pursuing an MBA degree.

DECEMBER 2008 UCLA ANDERSON FORECAST:
UCLA Anderson Forecast's December 2008 report, which predicts several more quarters of negative growth and rising unemployment into 2010, garnered media hits in the following outlets. Edward Leamer, director of the Anderson Forecast, and Forecast senior economists David Shulman and Jerry Nickelsburg are quoted in the coverage.

Associated Press
Forecast: California facing 'ugly' jobless rate
Dec. 11, 2008

Reuters
Recession seen worsening, deflation a risk
December 11, 2008

CNNMoney.com
Weak outlook for jobs, GDP in 2009
December 11, 2008  

Los Angeles Times
UCLA economists expect dismal 2009
December 11, 2008

San Francisco Chronicle
Bleak forecast for California's economy
December 11, 2008

San Diego Union-Tribune
Key report sees 9% jobless rate, housing bottom in state in 2009
December 11, 2008

Los Angeles Business Journal
Forecast Sees Recession Through 2009
December 11, 2008

San Jose Mercury News
UCLA economists predict worsening picture in 2009
December 11, 2008

Daily News (LA)
No relief in sight until consumers open their wallets
December 11, 2008

Sacramento Bee
UCLA doesn't see economic recovery for state before late 2009
December 11, 2008

Wall Street Journal
Ranking the Returns On Executive M.B.A.s Article
December 10, 2008
An article in the Wall Street Journal ranked UCLA Anderson 4th out of 27 EMBA programs nationwide for returns on investments, reporting a 158% return (over five years) for UCLA Anderson EMBA grads.

Los Angeles Business Journal
Lenders Court Lawsuits With Modified Mortgages
December 8, 2008
Gonzalo Freixes, an accounting lecturer and legal expert at UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted yesterday in a Los Angeles Business Journal story about investors filing lawsuits against mortgage lenders. 

California Real Estate Journal
Global Warming Report Warns $2.5 Trillion in Real Estate at Risk
December 8, 2008
Paul Habibi, a real estate lecturer at UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted in this California Real Estate Journal story about the impact of global warming on California real estate. 

CNNMoney.com
Lower mortgage rates no silver bullet
December 5, 2008
UCLA Anderson Forecast Director Edward Leamer was quoted in this CNNMoney.com article about the Fed's consideration of a plan to lower mortgage rates to 4.5%.

KNBC-TV (LA)
Channel 4 News At Six
December 4, 2008
Paul Habibi, a real estate lecturer at UCLA Anderson School of Management, was interviewed on KNBC-TV about the government's potential lowering of mortgage rates.

KPCC-FM (NPR)
Larry Mantle's Air Talk
December 4, 2008
Stuart Gabriel, a finance professor at UCLA Anderson School of Management and director of the Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA, was a guest on the KPCC radio program "AirTalk hosted by Larry Mantle," speaking about the new Treasury plan to bring down mortgage rates.

New York Times
Small Stores Find Ways to Drum Up Traffic
December 4, 2008
Eric Flamholtz, professor emeritus at UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted in this New York Times article about small businesses searching for ways to draw in customers.

Los Angeles Times- "Top of the Ticket"
The Fed bailout has too many 000,000,000,000s to comprehend
December 4, 2008
David Shulman, senior economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast, was quoted in this Los Angeles Times "Top of the Ticket" blog about the astronomical costs of the Fed's bailout plans.

Stateline.org
Shifting economy keeps states guessing
December 4, 2008
Jerry Nickelsburg, senior economist with UCLA Anderson Forecast, was quoted in this Stateline.org story about the effects of the fluctuating stock market on state budgets.

Forbes.com
America's Most And Least Family Friendly Cities
December 2, 2008
Jerry Nickelsburg, senior economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast, was quoted in this Forbes.com article about the most and least affordable cities for families in the United States.

KNX-AM (LA)
Business Hour
January 1, 2008
UCLA Anderson Forecast Director Edward Leamer was a guest on the KNX radio program "Business Hour" discussing the National Bureau of Economic Research's declaration of an official recession.

KABC-TV
Eyewitness News 11 PM 
December 1, 2008 
UCLA Anderson Forecast Director Edward Leamer was interviewed on KABC-TV about the recession announcement by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Los Angeles Business Journal
Lost in Translation
December 1, 2008
The Los Angeles Business Journal published this op-ed written by Daniel J.B. Mitchell, a management professor at UCLA Anderson School of Management, about the California budget crisis.

Daily Bruin
As economy declines, graduate schools see more applications
December 1, 2008
Mae Jennifer Shores, assistant dean and director of MBA admissions and financial aid at UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted in this Daily Bruin story about the rise in graduate schools applications.
 

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