The American nightmare?

An economic look at the housing market — long viewed as “The American Dream”

Four Marquette Business professors recently sat down for a panel discussion of the housing market — where it is, where it has been and where it’s going. Each brought a different perspective based on his own interests and research. The panel comprised Drs. David Clark, professor of economics; Andrew Hanson, associate professor of economics; Mark Eppli, interim Keyes Dean of Business Administration and Bell Chair in Real Estate; and Anthony Pennington-Cross, chair and professor of finance.

Their discussion was edited and published on Marquette University’s “Research at Marquette” collection on web-based writing platform Medium.

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Dean Eppli discusses Marquette Business’ Day 1 vision in guest column

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) invited Dr. Mark Eppli, interim Keyes Dean of Business Administration, to pen a guest column for the Dean's Corner in its July e-newsletter. Eppli's piece, "Character and Self-Awareness in Business Education? Great — Let's Get Started," discusses how the college's new Day 1 vision will transform business education at Marquette.


Register now - 3rd annual Real Estate Strategies Conference

The Center for Real Estate on Thursday, Sept. 11, will host its third annual Real Estate Strategies Conference. The half-day conference will feature an economic forecast by Dr. Mark Eppli, interim Keyes Dean of Business Administration and Bell Chair in Real Estate, and a keynote presentation by Steve Yastrow, author of Ditch the Pitch: The Art of Improvised Persuasion. Further details, as well as registration, are available online.







Michael Akers, chair and professor of accounting, talked about why taxation is one of the two most popular career tracks for business school graduates with a master’s degree in accounting.

Story appeared on, June 19, 2014

David Clark, professor of economics, commented on the overall decline in Wisconsin home sales, citing last winter’s harsh weather and tighter lending regulations.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 24, 2014

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, explained how the rise in gas prices, especially over holiday weekends, taps into one’s overall spending and eventually makes its way into the broader economy.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 2, 2014

Alumnus Swift named CEO of Hartford Financial

Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. promoted 1983 Marquette Business alumnus Christopher Swift to chief executive officer. Swift, the 53-year-old chief financial officer who joined from American International Group Inc. in 2010, became CEO on July 1. Swift was CFO of American Life Insurance Co., the AIG unit that was sold to MetLife Inc., before joining Hartford. He started his career as an auditor in the Chicago office of KPMG and later became executive vice president of Conning Asset Management.

In 2011, he received the College of Business Administration Professional Achievement Award as part of Alumni National Awards weekend.






Accounting alumnus named CFO of the Year

Jonathan Sohn, a 1995 accounting alumnus and senior vice president and chief financial officer for Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, was named CFO of the Year by the Business Journal of Milwaukee. In its fifth year recognizing southeast Wisconsin’s accomplished CFOs, the Business Journal honored Sohn in the Large Private Companies ($250 million+) category.

EMBA alumna named executive director of nation’s largest youth orchestra

Linda Edelstein, a 2011 executive MBA alumna, has been named executive director of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, the largest youth orchestra in the United States. She leaves her role as the chief operating officer for the United Performing Arts Fund.