NMSU Business Outlook: March 2009

A Dynamic Model of Insurgency and the War in Iraq

Larry Blank, Carl Enomoto, Doug Gegax, Tom McGuckin and Cade Simmons

This article develops a dynamic model of insurgency. The results give insight into interactions between the U.S.-led coalition and the insurgents. On March 20, 2003, the U.S.- led coalition moved into Iraq the day after President Bush declared war.

Complete Article: A Dynamic Model of Insurgency and the War in Iraq

Las Cruces and the National Recession: We are better off than most

Chris Erickson

The subprime mortgage crisis has touched off a global deleveraging. Highly leveraged companies find themselves unable to roll over their debt. The crisis has claimed numerous victims including IndyMac, Bear Sterns, and Lehman Brothers and has triggered a global recession. The government has had to bailout large intermediaries such as Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and AIG. In October of last year, congress passed the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), which has provided funds to (mainly) large banks. And the crisis has spilled over from the financial sector into the real sector.

Complete Article: Las Cruces and the National Recession: We are better off than most

Talking Points

Christopher A. Erickson and James Libbin

Complete Article: Talking Points


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