Franklin Strier: Shaky Future For Class Action Suits in Conservative Supreme Court

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Franklin Strier had his editorial, “Don't deny justice to everyday folks; Supreme Court will hear two class action suits that may affect this legal avenue” published in Newsday in January. The emeritus professor of business law states that while class action suits have been an “iconic instrument of … [Read more...]

Tayyeb Shabbir: Professor of Finance Examines U. S. and East Asia in Aftermath of Global Downturn

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Associate professor of finance Tayyeb Shabbir recently presented a paper titled “Impact on ‘East Asia:’ 1997-98 Asian Crisis vs. 2007-09 Global Financial Crisis” at the annual international conference of the Global Academy of Business and Economic Research (GABER) in New York in October. He … [Read more...]

Prakash Dheeriya: Never Too Early to Teach Kids About Managing Money

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Professor of finance Prakash Dheeriya recently published "Finance For Kidz," a series of books that teach children about managing money, personal finance, and planning for the future. An expert on distressed markets, Dheeriya says that “Finance For Kidz” was inspired by his wish to prepare his … [Read more...]

Andrew Rafkin: Alumnus Reels in Literary Award with Story of Life and Death on the High Seas

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When he was 19, Andrew Rafkin (Class of ’72, B.A., economics) was asked by a friend to take his place on his father’s commercial fishing boat on a four-day trip off the Santa Barbara coast. A storm of epic proportions arose during the voyage, with waves that reached 20 to 30 feet, placing him and … [Read more...]

Richard Malamud: Minding the Tax Gap

Professor of accounting and finance Richard Malamud had his article, “It’s Time to Do Something About the Tax Gap,” recently published in the most recent issue of the Houston Business and Tax Law Journal. The article, which he co-wrote with colleague Richard Parry of California State University, … [Read more...]