Leeds School of Business

University of Colorado Boulder


Economic Outlook Forum to be Presented Dec. 8 by CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 09:16

Nov. 21, 2014 The University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business will present its 50th annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum on Monday, Dec. 8, at 1 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Denver. “In 1964, Dean William Baughn had the vision of a consensus forecast developed by our College of Business at the time, the business community and the state government,” said economist Richard Wobbekind, executive director of the Leeds School’s Business Research Division. “This year we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of this partnership in service and outreach to the state of Colorado.” Media Contact: Elizabeth Lock CU-Boulder media... Read more »

BRD's Brian Lewandowski Quoted in Denver Post Jobs Report

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 07:36

Colorado unemployment drops to lowest mark since March 2008 By Howard Pankratz The Denver Post Alyssa McMahon, right, with the Allen Company, talks with Cody Cessna, left, 21, about opportunities at her company during the Youth Job Fair in Broomfield in February. ( Mark Leffingwell, Daily Camera ) Unemployment in Colorado dropped to 4.3 percent in October and the state added 300 nonfarm payroll jobs during the month, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said Friday. Colorado's unemployment rate was last so low in March 2008. Private sector payroll jobs decreased by 2,100 and government increased by 2,400. The... Read more »

Leeds School of Business Ranked Among Top MBA Programs by U.S. News and World Report

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:22

Colorado MBA programs ranked among nation's best by U.S. News - L. Wayne Hicks | Denver Business Journal Mar 11, 2014, 8:03am MDT Updated: Mar 11, 2014, 2:41pm MDT U.S. News and World Report is out with its annual ranking of college business master's degree programs, and the lists feature several Colorado schools. The University of Colorado's Leeds School of Business ranks No. 80 on U.S. News' overall roster of the nation's best graduate business programs. CU/Leeds is the highest-ranked Colorado program on the list, released Monday, and the only one in the top 100. Also listed among the best... Read more »

BRD Provides Analysis of Colorado October Jobs Report

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:28

The October jobs report was released for Colorado today, providing an indication of what to expect for the last quarter of 2014. According to the report, the state added 300 jobs for the month, and 60,800 jobs year-over-year in October. September was revised down by nearly 3,100 jobs. The state has recorded 36 months of consecutive monthly gains, and the unemployment rate, at 4.3%, is ninth lowest nationally. Growth in the labor force ranked ninth in percentage terms and seventh in absolute growth. Comparing Colorado job growth to other states, Colorado still remains one of the best recovery states in... Read more »

Assistant Professor Bart de Langhe Shares Insights on Cashless Transactions and its Impact on Consumers

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 13:47

BUSINESS Dairy Queen testing payment app in Longmont, Boulder myDQ takes cashless transactions a step further By Vince Winkel Times-Call staff writer POSTED: 11/13/2014 05:13:38 PM MST Both Dairy Queen restaurants on Main Street in Longmont are test sites for the new DQ mobile app. ( Vince Winkel / Longmont Times-Call ) The next time you order a Flamethrower, chili cheese dog, marshmallow sundae or even a Blizzard at Dairy Queen, you could leave the cash and plastic behind and do it all with your cell phone. That is if you download the app. DQs in parts of Colorado and... Read more »

Student Entrepreneurs: Technology Bridges - Connecting Seniors to the Latest Tech

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 09:47

Student entrepreneurs: Technology Bridges - Connecting seniors to the latest tech from http://www.colorado.edu/news/features/student-entrepreneurs-technology-b... November 7, 2014 After realizing there was a serious demand among older adults to get connected to the latest technology, CU-Boulder students Josh Chen and Anthony Levy launched Technology Bridges, or tBridges . The eight-week program is a self-guided curriculum where clients meet one-on-one with “tech mentors," who are trained CU-Boulder student volunteers. Using what is called the mentor-mentor program, student volunteers assess the needs and goals of each participant and create a course for each individual. "The goal of tBridges is to bring people from different... Read more »

Business Research Division Research Associate Brian Lewandowski Cited on CompanyWeek

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:02

Manufacturing GDP and employment growth accelerate as sector operates below peak levels Article by Brian Lewandowski November 3, 2014, 02:27 pm MST While Colorado’s manufacturing employment is operating below peak levels, industry GDP has continued to set records in the state. In fact, from 2000 to 2013, GDP increased 51%, whereas employment decreased 29%. The manufacturing employment situation, however, has been more positive over the past few years. Beginning in 2001, Colorado recorded 10 consecutive years of manufacturing employment decline, losing 63,400 industry jobs, or 33.8% of employment over the period. In 2011, industry employment began to rebound in the... Read more »

Leeds’ Associate Professor Jonathan Rogers Cited for Research on Fast Traders

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 16:41

Leeds School of Business Associate Professor Jonathan Rogers, along with two University of Chicago professors, have been cited in many articles for their research on Fast Traders. In their research, they found that specific organizations, including some trading firms, were receiving market-moving documents ahead of the general public due to their paying subscriber status. While the lag time varied depending on the organization, some received this information one minute before the general public. The research found that in some instances the price of a stock would actually raise by the time it was released to the general public giving an... Read more »

Leeds' Assistant Professor Stefanie Johnson Quoted on Yahoo Style

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:44

Uber France's 'Incredibly Hot Chick' Promotion Is Sexist and Destructive Lauren Tuck Assistant EditorOctober 22, 2014 Article from https://www.yahoo.com/style/uber-avions-de-chasse-sexism-100689648463.html Using an attractive woman to promote a product is an age-old advertising tactic that is employed time and time again. The strategy obviously works — otherwise the modeling industry wouldn’t be as lucrative as it is — so it’s no wonder why good-looking women front so many campaigns. But sometimes the scheme to take advantage of a woman’s body for profit can backfire, as was the case with Uber in France. The popular car service is receiving criticism for a promotion... Read more »

Colorado Employment Growth Expected to Continue Into 2015, Says Report From the Business Research Division

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:26

Contact: Richard Wobbekind, Leeds School, 303-492-1147 richard.wobbekind@colorado.edu Brian Lewandowski, Leeds School, 303-492-3307 brian.lewandowski@colorado.edu Elizabeth Lock, CU-Boulder media relations, 303-492-3117 elizabeth.lock@colorado.edu Rich Coolidge, Colo. Dept. of State, 303-860-6903 richard.coolidge@sos.state.co.us Oct. 22, 2014 Employment expansion in Colorado is expected to continue through the fourth quarter of 2014 and into the first quarter of 2015, according to a report by the University of Colorado Boulder, released today by Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler. The Quarterly Business and Economic Indicators Report is prepared by the Business Research Division at CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business using data from the secretary of state’s central business... Read more »


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