Topic: Recession

How Businesses Can Survive Recession

Aug. 13, 2014
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Marketing professor Vijay Mahajan explains his research on the strategies used by family-owned companies that have outperformed non-family corporations during recessions.

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The deficit dilemma

July 26, 2011
The deficit dilemma

How big is our nation's debt? What does it mean for our economy? Faculty members weigh in on how to tame America's fiscal beast.

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Declining Energy Quality Could Be a Root Cause of Current Recession

Nov. 30, 2010

An overlooked cause of the economic recession in the United States is a decade long decline in the quality of the nation's energy supply, often measured as the amount of energy we get out for a given energy input, says energy expert Carey King of The University of Texas at Austin.

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Biz LINGO: What is a "moral hazard"?

Feb. 25, 2010
Biz LINGO: What is a "moral hazard"?

OK, we admit it. Sometimes the business world gets a bit bogged down in jargon. But this is important stuff, so we want to help clear up any confusion. In our new series, LINGO (the language of business), McCombs School of Business faculty offer bite-sized explanations of business vocabulary, sure to help you feel more informed.

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Is today really just yesterday?

Jan. 8, 2010
Is today really just yesterday?

Michael Brandl, senior lecturer in the Department of Finance at the McCombs School of Business, compares government spending during the Civil War, the two World Wars and today. Read Brandl's thoughts on historical spending trends and what they can tell us about our financial future.

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