Tag Archives: Economics

Seven Interesting Facts About Labor Day

Millions of Americans view Labor Day as the unofficial last day of summer. Sports fans recognize it as the start of football season. Yet it is also a day to honor the workers across all professions who power the world’s … Continue reading

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Why Can’t We Afford Housing in Orange County?

Orange County is one of the highest-priced housing markets in the U.S. The average home price is a record $657,500, and the average rent is $1,946 per month. Here is a look at why housing costs so much in the … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Lost Spring: Mihaylo Professor’s Book Explores the Politics of Egypt

Mihaylo Economics Associate Professor Sherif Khalifa is the author of the 2015 book, Egypt’s Lost Spring: Causes and Consequences, which examines political developments in his native Egypt from 2010 to 2013. This period encompassed the fall of the Hosni Mubarak … Continue reading

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Gabriela Best: Mihaylo Economics Professor Studies Monetary Policy

Mihaylo Assistant Professor of Economics Gabriela Best has had an interest in economics since her youth in Mexico. She discusses the impact of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy on the economy. You’ve heard of the miracle of compound interest. So … Continue reading

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Brexit: Britain’s Withdrawal from the European Union Sends Shockwaves Through the Financial World

Few believed that they would actually go through with it. But last Thursday, British voters chose to become the first nation to leave the 28-member European Union in a referendum that many believe will have worldwide repercussions. The results are already … Continue reading

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