Insights From

Alan R. Beckenstein

Confidence, Class, Bears and Basketball — What to Read Now

The months must-reads for managing in the digital age, curated by the Ideas to Action editors

Principles and Purpose: A Statement on Stakeholders

A group of prominent CEOs recently issued a statement encouraging business to create value for all stakeholders, not limited to investors. Ed Freeman and his colleagues have been working with Stakeholder Theory for decades. Here, Darden professors across disciplines offer examples of how businesses can (or already are) prioritizing stakeholders.

How to Grow Incomes, Preserve Land and Save the Andean Bear

Environmental conservation and economic development can both be sustainable — and are not mutually exclusive. The Andean bear is a symbol of the potential for the multiple wins of preserving land and growing incomes in Colombia, where Conservamos la Vida serves as an example of a public-private partnership improving the world.

Amid Strong US Economy: 3 Threats?

Most economic crises fade quickly into blurry memories, but the same can’t be said of the mortgage meltdown and Great Recession of 2007–09. A decade later, three of Darden’s top economics and finance professors share their concerns of a repeat.

2018 Economic Forecast: Does Steady Growth Obscure a Shaky Foundation?

University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor Alan Beckenstein sees a relatively strong U.S. economy, with darkening storm clouds on the horizon.

2017 Economic Forecast: Uncertainty Looms

Darden Professor Alan Beckenstein and colleague Nick Sargen examine the Fed’s projections for the U.S. economy and offer their own for 2017.

2016 Economic Forecast: ‘We’re Due’ — Recession May Loom for US Economy

Delivering his annual economic forecast, Darden Professor Alan Beckenstein predicted continued modest improvement in key economic indicators such as GDP and the unemployment rate, but suggested a new recession could be looming.

The 2015 Economic Forecast: A Solid 2015, Possibly Shaky 2016

Darden Professor Alan Beckenstein predicts what 2015 will bring in his annual economic forecast. These predictions were captured at the 2015 Economic Forecast gatherings held in January.