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Posts Tagged ‘Economics’

Alabama Housing Affordabilty Down Again as Market Shows Signs of Slowing, According to UA Real Estate Center

The Alabama Housing Affordability Index for the third quarter of 2005 declined 7 percentage points from the second quarter, the second consecutive decrease in the index this year, according to The University of Alabama’s Real Estate Research and Education Center.

UA’s Agrawal Co-Authors FMA’s ‘Best Paper;’ Research Examines Analyst Conflicts and Stock Recommendations

A paper co-authored by Dr. Anup Agrawal, professor of finance and holder of the William A. Powell Chair of Finance and Banking at The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce, has received the “Best Paper” award at the recent Financial Management Association meeting in Chicago.

Has the Housing Market Peaked? UA Analysts Say Recent Trends are ‘Worrisome’

Existing single-family home sales in Alabama declined by 3.7 percent in September with 5,435 units sold, down from 5,641 units in August, according to the Alabama Real Estate Research and Education Center at The University of Alabama.

UA’s 2006 Economic Conference Scheduled

Tim Alford, director of Alabama’s Office of Workforce Development, will be the luncheon speaker at the 2006 Economic Outlook Conference, presented by The University of Alabama’s Center for Business and Economic Research. The conference is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Montgomery.

UA Professor Co-Authors Book Applying Business Principles to Terrorism Activity

A new book co-authored by Dr. Walter Enders, a University of Alabama economics professor, applies business principles to terrorism and is receiving high praise from analysts and authorities on the war on terrorism. The book, “The Political Economy of Terrorism,” is now available.

NSF Awards Alabama EPSCoR Grant to Develop Katrina Recovery Plan for Education

The National Science Foundation has awarded the Alabama Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, headquartered at The University of Alabama, a grant to coordinate development of a Hurricane Katrina recovery plan for educational research initiatives damaged within Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

UA’s CBER Publication Earns Award of Excellence from Association for Business, Economic Research

For the fourth time in less than 10 years, the Center for Business and Economic Research at The University of Alabama has received the Award of Excellence in Publications from the National Association for University Business and Economic Research for the Alabama Economic Outlook.

Project R.O.S.E. Ceases Operations

The state of Alabama used oil education and outreach program, Project R.O.S.E. (Recycled Oil Saves Energy), will cease operations Sept. 30, 2005.

UA Professor Receives Atlas Economic Research Foundation Award

Dr. James Otteson, chair of the philosophy department at The University of Alabama, will be awarded the seventh in a series of prizes from the Fund for the Study of Spontaneous Orders at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation.

UA, Graduate Student Matching Black Belt Seamstresses with Employment

The University of Alabama Office of Community Affairs recently announced funding assistance for “Planting Stitches,” a startup non-profit organization that provides economic development opportunities for women living in the Black Belt region.