Involuntary business closures have been the leading cause of a massive decline in U.S. GDP during the COVID-19 pandemic, although personal voluntary behaviors to avoid infection also play a role, according to a new study by USC faculty.... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-26
Florida metros make up six of the 10 most overvalued housing markets in the nation, according to the latest report from researchers at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University.... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-26
New practical principles will encourage transparency and prevent greenwashing in the financial sector. It is hoped the recommendations will lead to enhanced governance and genuine and lasting improvements in securities finance.... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-26
UK food prices soared by more than 16% in 2022 as record inflation pushed up the prices of everything from bread to beans.... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-25
How can a sports team win off the field with variable ticket pricing strategies? A new study in the journal Management Science sheds light on the adoption of variable pricing increases in primary market ticket sales by looking at National Football League (NFL) ticket markets.... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-24
At the end of last year, the world's average price to emit one ton of greenhouse gases was around US$5.29 (AU$7.77). For pricing to work as we want—to wean us off fossil fuels—it needs to be around $75 by the end of the decade, according to the International Monetary Fund.... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-24
Many women and men still work in sex-typed occupations. One important reason for this is that men are selectively leaving occupations that are increasingly taken up by women, a recent study from the University of Zurich has shown. This could explain swings in the sex compositions of jobs and why... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-24
Diversity, inclusion and equity policies are now broadly endorsed in Australian organizations. But not all diversities are equal. Our research suggests while programs for women and some racial minorities are being embraced, other diversities are excluded.... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-24
Venture capital firms (VCs), sophisticated investors in early-stage startups, are important players in the startup industry. The majority of startups exit through a Merger and Acquisition (M&A) deal. However, empirical evidence on private M&A contracting is limited due to data constraints. My job market paper, titled "Venture Capital and Private... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-24
Top-down approaches to tackling substance abuse in drug-ravaged parts of Colombia, Afghanistan and Myanmar are harming livelihoods, health and ecology, a new study warns.... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-23
Due to demographic change, it is becoming increasingly important to maintain the working capacity of aging workforces. In a recent study, researchers from the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environments and Human Factors in Dortmund (IfADo) therefore investigated the relationship between changing lifestyle factors, cognitive functions and their influence on... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-23
Seneca, the Roman stoic philosopher, wrote that "luck does not exist." Modern managerial studies take the liberty of disagreeing. Luck exists in the form of events that are beyond the control of CEOs and firms alike. Movements in oil prices and the business cycle (e.g., variations in GDP growth, and... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-23
The EU regularly exports large quantities of poultry meat to West African countries. These exports have been criticized for harming importing countries in West Africa and exacerbating poverty there. The reason: Cheap imports depress the local price of chicken, making life difficult for local smallholders.... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-23
The year 2022 was a remarkable and historic time for the employment of people with disabilities. That's according to the National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) 2022 Year-End Special Edition, issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD), based on data from the U.S.... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-23
A new Marmot review on the cost-of-living crisis in London launched on 20th January, 2023, lays out what needs to be done as a matter of urgency to support the health of Londoners, over half of whom are already "financially struggling" or "just about managing."... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-23