A. Gary Anderson
Graduate School of Management

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Pandemic Left Behind, the Inland Empire Economy Flourished in 2022

Despite the recession drumbeat getting louder in many quarters across the nation, the Inland Empire’s economy is not only showing strength, but is outstripping California’s other major metros and the state as a whole along some very key measures, according to an analysis released today by the UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic...
By Victoria Pike Bond | UCR News |
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Experts in Black Friday, Holiday Season Shopping Impacts

Christopher Thornberg, director of the UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development The founder of Beacon Economics LLC and an adjunct professor, Thornberg is an expert in economic and revenue forecasting, regional economics, economic policy, and labor and real estate markets. Thornberg has consulted for private industry, cities, counties, and public...
By UCR News |
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Growth Will Continue Despite Turbulence

Business activity in the Inland Empire has continued to rise and despite the turbulence in today’s macroeconomy, is forecast to continue its upward climb in the near-term future. According to the new Inland Empire Business Activity Index released today by the UCR School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development, business activity in the...
By Victoria Pike Bond | UCR News |
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School of Business Launches New Actuarial Science Degree Program

UC Riverside’s School of Business is now offering a degree in actuarial science, providing a direct path for students seeking careers in finance and insurance. Actuarial science is a discipline that involves assessing financial risks using mathematical and statistical methods. Most who study it go on to work in high-paying positions in finance and insurance...
By Imran Ghori | UCR News |
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Black Friday & Cyber Monday: UCR Experts Discuss the Annual Shopping Binge Ritual

As the nation’s retailers prepare for upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, they expect their holiday revenues to grow moderately over last year. The National Retail Federation has forecast a 6% to 8% increase to $942.6-$960.4 billion in sales. This growth would follow last year’s surge of 13.5% that occurred as pandemic-weary consumers eagerly...
By David Danelski (david.danelski@ucr.edu) | UCR News |
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UCR No. 9 Among Public Universities for Sustainability

UC Riverside is ranked No. 9 among public universities in the Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges. The campus was No. 27 on the overall list of Top 50 Green Colleges, released Oct. 25. The annual list recognizes institutions for superb sustainability practices, strong foundations in sustainability education, and healthy quality of life for students...
By Imran Ghori | UCR News |
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Will the U.S. Economy Fall into Recession in 2023? Only if the Fed Intensifies Current Tightening Policies

The U.S. economy has little chance of falling into a recession this year or next unless the Federal Reserve raises interest rates more than they are currently projecting, according to a new forecast released yesterday at the 13th annual Inland Empire Economic Forecast Conference, hosted by the UC Riverside School of Business. “Although there are...
By Victoria Pike Bond | UCR News |
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Inland Empire Growth Contrasts with National Decline

Business activity in the Inland Empire continued to rise in the latest numbers, standing in stark contrast to the decline in GDP at the national level, according to the new Inland Empire Business Activity Index released today by the UCR School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development. The increase in the region’s business...
By Victoria Pike Bond | UCR News |
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U.S. News names UCR No. 1 public for social mobility

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has named UC Riverside the top public university in the nation for social mobility. UCR has been the top public university every year since U.S. News began a separate ranking for social mobility four years ago. U.S. News released its 2022-2023 Best Colleges list on...
By J.D. Warren | UCR News |
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Forbes Magazine Ranks UC Riverside No. 33 Public University

UC Riverside is the No. 33 public university in a college ranking from Forbes magazine. UCR was among several UC campuses and 17 public universities in the top 50. The methodology for the Forbes list relies on data from two federal databases, the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, or IPEDS, and the College Scorecard, as...
By J.D. Warren | UCR News |