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Foster in the Media

The faculty, students, alumni and staff of the University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business are in the news on a regular basis. From feature stories to faculty quotes, find a taste of recent media coverage below.


The Seattle Times | May 11, 2020
It could take years for Washington’s economy to rebound from coronavirus crash | The Seattle Times

In early March, as businesses in Washington began closing to halt the spread of coronavirus, it wasn’t uncommon to hear predictions of a relatively quick, “V-shaped” recovery once the state’s economy reopened. But more than two months later, as the reopening finally gets underway, such upbeat forecasts have all but vanished. Debra Glassman, principal lecturer of business at the UW, and Jennifer Romich, associate professor of social work at the UW, are quoted.


InvestorPlace | May 4, 2020
7 smart stocks to watch as volatility stays soaring | InvestorPlace

As the second quarter begins, markets will turn to a gradual re-opening of the economy that will drive various stocks higher. Thomas Gilbert, associate professor of business at the UW, is quoted.


GeekWire | May 4, 2020
Smoothie operator: UW student’s startup rescues food waste and blends it with entrepreneurial spirit | GeekWire

As one of the top 30 teams competing in the UW’s Dempsey Startup Competition this week, Austin Hirsh, graduate student in business at the UW, was pitching The 2050 Company, his startup that makes an instant smoothie powder from rescued produce. Hirsh is quoted. UW students Kade Eckert, Tanner Kooistra and Hera Ivarsdottir are mentioned.


KING 5 | May 4, 2020
Washington homeowner who missed mortgage faces ‘crazy’ balloon payment | KING 5

May brings another month of missed mortgages, and homeowners are becoming more frantic about what a balloon payment will look like in a few months. Thomas Gilbert, associate professor of business at the UW, is quoted.


KING 5 | April 30, 2020
Experts say tighten your budget now as recession looms | KING 5

A recession could be bad, so now is the time to evaluate discretionary spending. Thomas Gilbert, associate professor of business at the UW, is quoted.


The Seattle Times | April 27, 2020
In Washington, stimulus money brings relief, splurges and generosity | The Seattle Times

As federal stimulus payments began to pour into Washington last week, residents were already using the money — up to $1,200 per person — in ways that show how deeply the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives — and how difficult it may be to put things back to normal. Debra Glassman, principal lecturer of business at the UW, and UW student Meteja Klukas are quoted.


Q13 | April 24, 2020
More than $1.4 billion in unemployment benefits paid in Washington | Q13

More than $1.4 billion in unemployment benefits have been paid out in Washington since business closures and layoffs related to the coronavirus pandemic started mid-March, and state officials said Thursday they are preparing for up to 1 million claims to filed by Sunday. Jeff Shulman, professor of business at the UW, is interviewed.


The Seattle Times | April 20, 2020
For many Seattle-area small businesses, coronavirus aid comes with major risks | The Seattle Times

What business owners are struggling with, policymakers and economists say, is the mismatch between the crisis the government is trying to fix and the tools it is trying to use. Jeff Shulman, professor of business at the UW, is quoted.


The Seattle Times | April 16, 2020
Referendum-proof Seattle tax for coronavirus relief, housing, would impact multiple business sectors | The Seattle Times

Amazon and other retail, transportation and warehousing companies could pay about a third of a proposed Seattle tax on big businesses, various white-collar companies could pay another third and the tax could be immune from referendum. Jacob Vigdor, professor of public policy and governance at the UW, is quoted.


KING 5 | April 16, 2020
These are the best ways to use your stimulus check | KING 5

A new Gallup poll found that 35% of Americans plan to use the money to pay bills, 29% will save or invest the money and 3% plan to donate their checks to charity. Thomas Gilbert, associate professor of finance at the UW, is quoted.



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