Business Perspectives

Quarterly magazine provides new and analysis of global, national and regional economies. It also covers topics of interest to business, education and government communities.

Articles from Vol. 12, No. 2, Winter

A Y2K Consultant Reviews the Inevitable Question about the Year 2000: What Did We Learn from Y2K?
The date-rollover to Year 2000 has come and gone, with apparently few problems and limited impact. The end of the world as we know it did not happen. Failures of critical public and private infrastructure were absent. Water, gas, and electricity...
Bureau Highlights
Amid the flurry of economic forecasts for 2000, Dr. John J. Pepin offers a different kind of forecast. Pepin, the new dean of the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at The University of Memphis, predicts ambitious and admirable gains for the...
Economic Growth Marches on into New Millennium
As we approach the end of the millennium, the economic expansion that the Tennessee Valley and the nation enjoyed during the 1990s continues on. Over the past two or three years, economists (including this writer) had forecast a slowing of the U.s....
Economic Outlook for 2000
Like the Mighty Mississippi, the U.S. economy is expected to continue to roll along in 2000. Have we entered a new period in the nation's history when high levels of economic growth and full employment can co-exist with low rates of inflation? Have...
Memphis: The Year in Review, the Year in Preview
Insanity, by Will Rogers' definition, usually increases as we approach the beginning of a new year. Once again, the time has come for economists around the world to gaze into a crystal ball and prognosticate on the world's economic future. However,...
The Global Economy: Out like a Lion, in like a Lion
The United States economy roared in the last half of 1999, with third quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth revised upward by the Department of Commerce to a stunning 5.5 percent annual rate. Fourth quarter growth will likely end at close to...