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Optimism in Global Economy Drops

August 30, 2011 | Baruch Business Report

John Elliott, dean of Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business, and Terrence Martell, Zicklin’s Saxe Professor of Finance, look at results of the 2011 second-quarter “Chief Financial Officers Outlook Survey,” compiled by Financial Executives International and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business. Optimism in the global economy dropped among CFOs, and executives are extending forecasts for the start of a U.S. economic recovery by more than a year, to the second half of 2012 or beyond. The survey for the quarter was conducted just as U.S. debt-ceiling discussions were taking place, and before Standard & Poor’s announced its decision to reduce its U.S. credit rating.
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Understanding the Federal Stimulus Package

March 23, 2009 | Baruch Business Report

The Baruch Business Report offers a conversation between John Elliott, Dean of Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business and Terrence Martell, Zicklin’s Saxe Professor of Finance and International Business. The discussion weighs the merits of the proposed stimulus package, particularly the economic effects of individual and business tax credits. The stimulus package includes significant funding for infrastructure investment, which Professor Martell calls a “fundamentally good idea.” Dean Elliott suggests that the package’s proposed protectionist features—an insistence that the materials used in constructing new infrastructure be produced in the United States—may cause other nations to bar the use of U.S. imports. Both Dean Elliott and Professor Martell also express concerns about the size of the debt being assumed by the federal government and the risk of future inflation it creates.
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CFOs on Technology Spending

March 23, 2009 | Baruch Business Report

The Baruch Business Report offers a conversation between John Elliott, Dean of Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business and Terrence Martell, Zicklin’s Saxe Professor of Finance and International Business in Zicklin. The discussion starts with the results of the third quarter 2008 “Chief Financial Officers Outlook Survey,” which is conducted quarterly by Financial Executives International and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, and continues into a larger economic analysis including expenditures in both hiring and technology. The survey results are available on Baruch College’s website at
http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/cfosurvey/.
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Market Predictions – The $700 Billion Bailout

October 21, 2008 | Baruch Business Report

The Baruch Business Report offers a conversation between John Elliott, the Dean of Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business and Terrence Martell, Saxe Professor of Finance and International Business in Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business. The discussion starts with an exploration of the newly approved Troubled Asset Relief Program (T.A.R.P.) that will provide the Treasury Secretary $700 billion to buy troubled assets from failing financial institutions, and continues into a larger economic analysis including restoring depositor confidence in banks, the potential government gains from T.A.R.P., and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (F.D.I.C.) new protection plan for bank consumers, which raises basic insurance from $100,000 to $250,000 per account.
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CFOs on Accounting Standards

September 12, 2008 | Baruch Business Report

The Baruch Business Report offers a conversation between John Elliott, the Dean of Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business, and Terrence Martell, Saxe Professor of Finance and International Business in Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business. The discussion starts with the results of the second quarter 2008 “Chief Financial Officers Outlook Survey,” which is conducted quarterly by Financial Executives International and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, and continues into a larger economic analysis including economic confidence, market predictability, soaring oil prices and the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards in the US. The survey results are available on Baruch College’s website at:
http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/cfosurvey/.
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CFOs on 2008 Economic Worries

February 4, 2008 | Baruch Business Report

The Baruch Business Report offers a conversation between John Elliott, the Dean of Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business, and Terrence Martell, Saxe Professor of Finance and International Business in Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business. The discussion starts with the results of the fourth quarter 2007 “Chief Financial Officers Outlook Survey,” which is conducted quarterly by Financial Executives International and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, and continues into a larger economic analysis including economic confidence, recession fears, crisis in the credit industry, and whether public companies should provide quarterly earnings guidance. The survey results are available on Baruch College’s website at:
http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/cfosurvey/.
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CFOs on Credit Crisis

October 25, 2007 | Baruch Business Report

The Baruch Business Report offers a conversation between John Elliott, the Dean of Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business, and Terrence Martell, Saxe professor of Finance and International Business in Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business. The discussion starts with the results of the third quarter 2007 “Chief Financial Officers Outlook Survey,” which is conducted quarterly by Financial Executives International and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, and continues into a larger economic analysis including economic confidence, the federal rate cut, and the performance of SEC Chairman Christopher Cox. The survey results are available on Baruch College’s website at
http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/cfosurvey/.

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CFOs on "Smart Sourcing"

July 11, 2007 | Baruch Business Report

The Baruch Business Report offers a conversation between John Elliott, the Dean of Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business, and Terrence Martell, Saxe professor of Finance and International Business in Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business. The discussion starts with the results of the second quarter 2007 “Chief Financial Officers Outlook Survey,” which is conducted quarterly by Financial Executives International and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, and continues into a larger economic analysis including interest rates, outsourcing, and international accounting standards. The survey results are available on Baruch College’s website at
http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/cfosurvey/.

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CFOs More Concerned About Recession Than Inflation

April 4, 2007 | Baruch Business Report

The Baruch Business Report offers a conversation between John Elliott, the Dean of Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business, and Terrence Martell, Saxe professor of Finance and International Business in Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business. The discussion starts with the results of the first quarter 2007 “Chief Financial Officers Outlook Survey,” which is conducted quarterly by Financial Executives International and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, and continues into a larger economic analysis. The survey results are available on Baruch College’s website at http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/cfosurvey/.

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Market Predictions – The Relative Risks of Recession Versus Inflation – The CFO

January 2, 2007 | Baruch Business Report

The Baruch Business Report offers a conversation between John Elliott, the Dean of Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business, and Terrence Martell, Saxe professor of Finance and International Business in Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business. The discussion starts with the results of the fourth quarter “Chief Financial Officers Outlook Survey,” which is conducted quarterly by Financial Executives International and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, and continues into a larger economic analysis. Elliott and Martell discuss concerns about recession and interest rates, the Federal Reserve’s “watch and see” approach, the impact of the falling U.S. dollar, healthcare costs, technology spending, allocating corporate pension assets to hedge funds and private equity funds, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The survey results are described on Baruch’s website at
http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/cfosurvey/

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