The School in the News Archive
December 28, 2009
In a column for Forbes, Prof. Ray Fisman discusses the results of study he conducted alongside academic colleagues with eBay, that found while consumers are willing to pay more for a good that is funding a philanthropic cause, the cost of the future donation is not fully compensated by the increase in sales. The study indicates the value of CSR events may be in branding, good-will and other purposes beyond profits.
December 21, 2009
The article features Prof. Malia Mason's research. She has found..." that daydreamers have more activity in regions of the brain involved in visual memory and metaphor."
Taking Mental Snapshots to Plumb Our Inner Selves
November 26, 2009
Prof. Gur Huberman discusses in The Wall Street Journal "...that investors tilt toward stocks that match their own beliefs about risk. People who regard themselves as risk-averse will assemble portfolios of highly similar stocks that all seem to be "safe." The result, paradoxically, is a risky portfolio with every egg in one basket."
More Stocks May Not Make a Portfolio Safer
November 12, 2009
Prof. Morris, alongside Susan Fiske of Princeton, discuss in Forbes.com insights revealed in a Columbia Business School conference, "Inclusive Leadership, Stereotypes, and the Brain." The Program on Social Intelligence and the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics sponsored the conference. In the piece, Morris and Fiske explain why discrimination in the workplace is so hard to tackle - "...part of the problem is that we're used to thinking that all prejudice against stereotyped groups--whether based on race, creed, culture, gender, age or sexual orientation--looks alike."
The New Face Of Workplace Discrimination
November 09, 2009
Prof. Frederic Mishkin argues that potential asset-price bubbles are not always a danger, and regulations should not be made to avoid the creation and existence of such bubbles.
Not all bubbles present a risk to the economy
October 26, 2009
In Jonathan Knee's article for Barrons, he points out that despite popular belief, newspapers are still more profitable than other types of consumer media. Although profit margins have fallen from levels exceeding 30% to the mid-teens today, this still exceeds margins for movies, music, and books which have often struggled to reach 10%.
October 19, 2009
Prof. Calomiris argued that limiting the size, complexity and global reach of financial institutions is fraught with downsides for the international economy.
In the World of Banks, Bigger Can Be Better
October 06, 2009
Adjunct Professor Jonathan Knee pens a byline about the dynamics behind solving the economic crisis in The New York Times.
How Do We Avoid Another Crisis?
September 30, 2009
A nonprofit manager and reporter critiques Dean Hubbard and Professor Duggan, Senior Lecturer in Business' book 'The Aid Trap', agrees the conclusion that there are specific elements necessary for economic development, but that they can only be implemented in poor nations if funds for charity aid are rerouted to the business sector.
Business, As Usual