Forum für Wissenschaft, Industrie und Wirtschaft

Hauptsponsoren:     3M 


2013 will be a good year, NJIT biz professor forecasts at Chicago Fed Board

Economic growth will rise to 3 percent in 2013 and 2014, while unemployment will drop to 7.3 percent by December of 2013, NJIT Leir Research Professor William V. Rapp, PhD,, told economists and others last week at the annual outlook symposium,, sponsored by the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank.

The first Henry J. Leir Professor of International Trade and Business in the NJIT School of Management, Rapp was invited to participate in the annual event which draws the nation's top business minds. Rapp is well-regarded world-wide for his research on international business, information technology strategy and financial institutions, especially those using technology to gain a competitive advantage.

Before joining NJIT in 2002, Rapp enjoyed an extensive international career in academia, business and government. He arrived at NJIT following a year in Japan as a Fulbright Scholar and APSIA Visiting Professor at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto. While there, he assessed the political economic impact of Japan's rapidly aging population while lecturing on the Asian financial crisis and the history of investment banking.

More recently, Rapp has led the Financial Bubble School of Management Research Project at NJIT funded by the Ridgefield Foundation. He developed an undergraduate distance learning course on international business under a NJ-I Tower grant and a graduate distance learning Capstone course on strategic management. He finished a project on Japanese convenience stores and has begun another project on the globalization of major US law firms. He is now leading a real-time online case study initiative that includes studies on UPS, Dendrite, Pfizer, Toyota and Apple.

Rapp has written upwards of 80 individual and joint publications on aspects of trade, international business, and corporate strategy plus presented papers, given congressional testimony and public speeches on these topics. His major fields of policy, economic and business research include product cycles, trade and investment strategies, industrial policy, international finance, intellectual property, information technology, US-Japan competitive interaction and Japanese economy and business. With support from the Sloan Foundation, he wrote Information Technology Strategies (Oxford Press, 2002, 2004) which was translated into Japanese and published there in 2003.

Rapp received his doctorate from Yale University in economics as a National Science Foundation Fellow. His master's degrees in economics and Japanese Studies are from Yale and Stanford Universities, the later as a Ford Foundation Fellow. His bachelor's degree in economics is from Amherst College, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls more than 9,558 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College.

U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.

Sheryl Weinstein | EurekAlert!
Further information:

More articles from Business and Finance:

nachricht Finance: Belief in higher returns from private equity may be misplaced
13.10.2015 | Universität Luxemburg - Université du Luxembourg

nachricht RWI/ISL Container Throughput Index: World Trade Remains Sluggish
25.08.2015 | Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung e.V.

All articles from Business and Finance >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Tübinger Forscher entdecken neue Zelltypen im Gehirn

Untersuchung im Neocortex von Mäusen - Zusammenarbeit mit Wissenschaftlern aus Houston

Wissenschaftler aus Tübingen und Houston haben zahlreiche neue Zelltypen im Gehirn identifiziert. Im Neocortex von erwachsenen Mäusen führten sie erstmals eine...

Im Focus: Klimawandel: Forscher weisen dramatische Veränderung in den 1980er Jahren nach

Ende der 1980er Jahre erlebte die Erde eine dramatische Klimaveränderung. Sie umfasste die Tiefen der Ozeane ebenso wie die obere Atmosphäre und reichte vom Nord- bis zum Südpol. Ausgelöst durch den Ausbruch des Vulkans El Chichón in Mexico 1982 und verstärkt durch menschliches Handeln folgte daraus die größte Temperaturverschiebung der letzten 1.000 Jahre. Erstmals nachgewiesen hat dies ein internationales Forscherteam um Prof. Philip C. Reid von der Plymouth University und der Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (UK). Die Ergebnisse wurden kürzlich in der Fachzeitschrift „Global Change Biology“ veröffentlicht.

Abrupte Klimaveränderungen haben oft dramatische Folgen für unseren Planeten. Dennoch sind sie in ihrer Art, ihrem Ausmaß und in ihrer Wirkungsweise meist nur...

Im Focus: Climate study finds evidence of global shift in the 1980s

Planet Earth experienced a global climate shift in the late 1980s on an unprecedented scale, fuelled by anthropogenic warming and a volcanic eruption, according to new research published this week.

Scientists say that a major step change, or ‘regime shift’, in the Earth’s biophysical systems, from the upper atmosphere to the depths of the ocean and from...

Im Focus: Innovative Photovoltaik – vom Labor an die Fassade

Fraunhofer ISE demonstriert neue Zell- und Modultechnologien an der Außenfassade eines Laborgebäudes

Das Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme ISE hat die Außenfassade eines seiner Laborgebäude mit 70 Photovoltaik-Modulen ausgerüstet. Die Module...

Im Focus: Innovative Photovoltaics – from the Lab to the Façade

Fraunhofer ISE Demonstrates New Cell and Module Technologies on its Outer Building Façade

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has installed 70 photovoltaic modules on the outer façade of one of its lab buildings. The modules were...

Alle Focus-News des Innovations-reports >>>



im innovations-report
in Kooperation mit academics

Bürger treffen Experten: Gespräch zu Chancen und Risiken der Nanotechnologie am 30.11.2015

27.11.2015 | Veranstaltungen

Arbeit in Sozialen Dienstleistungen - Welche Zukunft hat die Branche?

27.11.2015 | Veranstaltungen

Konzepte nutzergerechter Fahrerarbeitsplatzgestaltung

26.11.2015 | Veranstaltungen

Weitere VideoLinks >>>
Aktuelle Beiträge

Künstliche Herzklappe nach dem Vorbild der Natur

27.11.2015 | Förderungen Preise

Siemens liefert 126 Megawatt Onshore-Windleistung nach Schottland

27.11.2015 | Unternehmensmeldung

Hauptkläranlage Wien wird mit Siemens zum Ökokraftwerk

27.11.2015 | Energie und Elektrotechnik