February 2008

Daily Bruin
Conference Connects China and US
February 29, 2008
The Daily Bruin covered the second annual Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference on February 29, hosted by UCLA Anderson. 

KNX-AM 1070 (LA)
Business Hour
February 29, 2008
UCLA Anderson Forecast Director Edward Leamer was a guest on “Business Hour” commenting on the Southern California economy and chances of a recession.

Los Angeles Times
A Formula for Expanding Successfully
February 28, 2008
UCLA Anderson Professor Eric Flamholtz was featured in a Los Angeles Times article on what growing businesses can do to successfully expand into large enterprises.  

USA Today
Child Prostitution Survivor Aims to Change Lives
February 27, 2008
UCLA Anderson alumni Carissa Phelps was featured in a USA Today article, describing her journey from living on the streets to earning a JD/MBA from UCLA and now fundraising for her neighborhood organization to build halfway homes.

New York Times
New Worries on Inflation and Homes
February 27, 2008
Edward Leamer, director of the UCLA Anderson Forecast, was quoted in a New York Times article about the relationship between the national housing slump and inflation.

Daily News
Financial Forecast for L.A. is Grim
January 27, 2008
Jerry Nickelsburg, economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast, was quoted in the Daily News (LA) in a story about Los Angeles’ economic problems. 

KTLA-TV (LA)
Prime News
February 26, 2008
Edward Leamer, director of the UCLA Anderson Forecast, appeared on the KTLA Prime News in a report on the U.S. dollar’s declining value and how it might affect travelers. 

KNX-AM 1070 (LA)
Newsradio
February 26, 2008
UCLA Anderson Forecast Economist Jerry Nickelsburg was a guest on KNX-AM Newsradio, commenting on whether Los Angeles is facing a recession or just a slowdown.

NPR
Patt Morrison
February 22, 2008
Stuart Gabriel, a finance professor and director of the Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA Anderson School of Management, was a guest on the NPR radio show “Patt Morrison” commenting on the effects of the subprime mortgage crisis on renters.  
 
Los Angeles Times
Southland Rents Rise Despite Falling Home Prices
February 22, 2008
Stuart Gabriel, a finance professor and director of the Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted in the Los Angeles Times in an article about the rising demand for apartment rentals in Southern California despite falling home prices.
 
Daily Bruin
UCLA Kicks Off Entrepreneur Week
February 22, 2008
The Daily Bruin announced the kickoff of Entrepreneur Week at UCLA Anderson, which ran from Feb. 23 to Feb. 29, 2008. 
 
KTLA-TV CH5 (LA)
Morning News First Edition
February 21, 2008

KTLA Morning News and Prime News mentioned UCLA Anderon Dean Judy K. Olian as moderator of a lecture series at the UCLA HammerMuseum, which featured Sam Zell.
 
New York Times
Business Schools Break Tradition in Global Education
February 21, 2008
UCLA Anderson was prominently featured in a story about global management education, highlighting the Global Access Program (GAP) and UCLA-National University of Singapore (NUS) Executive MBA Program. Quotes were included from UCLA Anderson Dean Judy K. Olian, Director of the GAP Bob Foster, Fully Employed MBA students Payem Tehrani and Gerald Gutierrez, and UCLA-NUS students Alda Mostofi and Ronson Wong.
 
Daily News
No Recession on the Horizon
February 20, 2008
The most recent UCLA Anderson Forecast (Dec. 2007) was referenced in the Daily News, which stated that Southern California would not fall into a recession this year.
 
Los Angeles Times
Fewer Drivers Over a Barrel
February 18, 2008
Edward Leamer, director of the UCLA Anderson Forecast, was quoted in the Los Angeles Times in a story about consumers changing driving habits in response to rising gas prices. 
 
USA Today
Corporate Governance Gets More Transparent Worldwide
February 17, 2008
Sanford Jacoby, professor at UCLA Anderson School of Management, was referenced in USA Today in a story about the “corporate-governance movement” occurring worldwide.
 
Fresno Bee
Fresno State’s Mock Legal Team is for Real
February 17, 2008
Gonzalo Freixes, lecturer and Associate Dean of the OPMBA program at UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted in the Fresno Bee in an article highlighting a mock trial regional tournament hosted by FresnoState, where Freixes led the UCLA team to capture the first place title.
 
Los Angeles Times
State Defers Budget Deficit
February 16, 2008
Ryan Ratcliff, economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast, was quoted in the Los Angeles Times in a story about the State Legislature’s recent passage of emergency budget measures. 
  
The Star-Ledger
What The Doctor Ordered: Training For Parents Helps Cut ER Visits
February 17, 2008
The UCLA Anderson/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Institute for Head Start was featured in The Star-Ledger (NJ).
 
Los Angeles Times
Downsizing LAUSD
February 15, 2008
William Ouchi, school-reform expert and management professor at UCLA Anderson School of Management, was referenced in a Los Angeles Times op-ed regarding the recent proposal to reduce district control of high school campuses.
 
Los Angeles Times
Southern California Home Sales Drop To a 20-Year Low
February 14, 2008
Stuart Gabriel, finance professor and director of the Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted in the Los Angeles Times in a piece on falling home prices and sales in Southern California. 
  
San Diego Union-Tribune
Area 'Appears To Be a Little Further Along' Than Region
February 14, 2008
Ryan Ratcliff, economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast, was quoted in the San Diego Union-Tribune in a story on declining home sales in San DiegoCounty as well as the larger Southern California region.
 
New York Times
Writers Vote to End Strike, Putting Hollywood Back to Work
February 13, 2008
An article in the New York Times reporting the official end of the writers’ strike referenced a recent report on the economic impact of the strike issued by the UCLA Anderson Forecast.
 
Los Angeles Business Journal

Housing Prices Fall Below Half-Million
February 11, 2008
UCLA Anderson Forecast economist Jerry Nickelsburg was quoted in the Los Angeles Business Journal in an article about declining home sales and median price drops in Los AngelesCounty.  
 
U.S. News & World Report
Facing Red Ink in the States
February 11, 2008 
Daniel J.B. Mitchell, professor at UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted in U.S. News & World Report in a story on Schwarzenegger’s proposition to adjust the state budget amidst shrinking tax revenues and housing deflation.
 
New York Times

Warning: Fast Driving May Lead to More Trading
February 10, 2008
UCLA Anderson finance professor Mark Grinblatt was featured in the New York Times for his co-authored study, “Sensation Seeking, Overconfidence and Trading Activity,” correlating the number of speeding tickets with trading activity.
 
EastBay Business Times
Oakland Facing $20M Decline in Transfer Tax Revenue

February 8, 2008
Ryan Ratcliff, economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast, was quoted in the East Bay Business Times in an article about declining real estate transfer taxes.
 
KNX-AM 1070 (LA)
Business Hour
February 8, 2008
UCLA Anderson professor Sebastian Edwards was a guest on the KNX radio show “Business Hour,” discussing the President’s tax refund proposal and its implications for the economy.
 
The Press-Enterprise
Inland Commercial Builders Grow Wary
February 7, 2008
Jerry Nickelsburg, an economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast, was quoted yesterday in The Press-Enterprise in a story assessing the effects of the subprime crisis on the Inland Empire’s warehousing, retail and office markets.
 
Santa Monica Daily Press

Home Market Stays Strong
February 7, 2008
Paul Habibi, lecturer in real estate at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, commented on Santa Monica’s strong property values despite a general decline in the real estate market.
 
EastBay Business Times
East Bay Sees Job Losses in Q4
February 5, 2008
UCLA Anderson Forecast Economist Ryan Ratcliff was quoted in the East Bay Business Times in a report about job losses in the East Bay, particularly among the real estate sector. 
 
Los Angeles Times
Challenge Authority, If You Dare
February 5, 2008
Professor David Lewin of UCLA Anderson School of Management was quoted in the Los Angeles Times in a story about Tribune Co. Chairman Sam Zell and his unusual managerial style.  
 
KNX-AM 1070 (LA)
Business Hour
February 4, 2008
Stuart Gabriel, finance professor and director of the Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA Anderson School of Management, commented on higher credit standards for mortgages and loans. The segment was replayed on the KNX program “Business Hour” (2/4/08). 

Los Angeles Times
Columnist Roots for Microsoft. Huh??
February 3, 2008
Bob Foster, Director of the Global Access Program (GAP), was quoted in the Los Angeles Times regarding Microsoft's recent bid for Yahoo.
 
BusinessWeek
In Search of a Subprime Villain
February 2, 2008 issue
Stuart Gabriel, finance professor and director of the Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA Anderson School of Management, was quoted in a BusinessWeek article discussing the main causes of the subprime crisis.
 
National Real Estate Investor
Was Fed’s Dramatic Rate Cut Best Call for the Long Haul?
February 1, 2008
UCLA Anderson Forecast Director Edward Leamer commented on the recent federal rate cut and its likely effects on the U.S. economy.
 
KNX-AM 1070 (LA)
Real Money with Jim Cramer
February 1, 2008
Edward Leamer, director of the UCLA Anderson Forecast, discussed the January jobs data and gave his opinion as to whether the report provided evidence of a recession. This interview re-aired on “Business Hour” and “KNX 1070 Newsradio” on 2/2/08 and 2/3/08.

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