Category Archives: Research and Innovation

Will Economic Growth Continue? Mihaylo Forecast Anticipates Continued Growth as the Expansion Matures

Former Mihaylo College Dean and CSUF Interim Provost Anil Puri and Associate Professor of Economics Mira Farka presented the 23rd annual economic forecast to local business and academic leaders at The Hotel Irvine on Oct. 25, an event co-sponsored by … Continue reading

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The Economies of Africa: What Business Students Need to Know

This post is the final in a series on the economies of the world, beginning with a post on the Middle East in 2014. Africa’s population is the fastest-growing of any region on earth, exceeding 1 billion in 2013 and … Continue reading

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Mihaylo Finance Professor Provides a Quantitative Introduction to Derivative Pricing in New Book

Associate Professor of Finance James Primbs’ new book, A Factor Model Approach to Derivative Pricing, provides the university student, researcher or financial professional with an accessible mathematical introduction to the pricing of derivative securities, which are based on the value … Continue reading

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Do Chambers of Commerce Matter in the 21st Century?

Decades ago, joining the local chamber of commerce was one of the premier ways of building a business’ reputation, network, funds and contacts. In today’s wired world, Yelp, Kickstarter and LinkedIn fulfill many of these needs. However, local communities need … Continue reading

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Mihaylo Economics Professor Robert Michaels Retires After 47 Years of Teaching

Mihaylo Economics Professor Robert Michaels has spent more than 47 years studying and teaching business. His specialty is industrial economics, particularly related to the electricity and natural gas fields. He looks back on his career, with advice for today’s students … Continue reading

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