Tagged: stimulus

Bridge Loans to auto makers would work

School of Management Dean Louis Lataif, a former Ford executive, says rather than providing bailout financing to auto-parts suppliers it would be better for the entire industry for the government to provide bridge loans to the auto makers themselves. “The American public is growing increasingly dismayed by ‘bailouts’ and I’m surprised the government continues to […]

Global recession, not OPEC, setting oil prices

School of Management finance Professor Mark T. Williams, an expert on energy risk management, says the global recession has overtaken the ability of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to set oil prices, which will be reflected in next week’s OPEC meeting in Vienna. “The global recession has put significant downward pressure on oil demand, […]