SEMI-MONTHLY NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL TOP NEWS COVERAGE FOR OCTOBER 1-15, 2015

U.S. MEDIA

American Housing Policy’s Two Basic Ideas Pull Cities in Opposite Directions

The Atlantic - Oct 14, 2015 - The net result, according to the University of Chicago’s Atif Mian and Amir Sufi, is that homeownership has significantly magnified wealth differentials in the US.

Are We Ignoring Or Just Forgetting About Healthcare During The Debates?

Forbes - Oct 13, 2015 - Alex Verkhivker is a contributor to Capital Ideas at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In prior work, he has worked as an economic researcher with the Federal Trade Commission in Washington and as an Associate Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Mets-Dodgers preview: It's gonna be a classic

ESPN - Oct 16, 2015 - Keep in mind that there is a natural tendency for umpires to favor the home team. A study of pitch data by University of Chicago economist Tobias Moskowitz showed that home-field advantage is largely the result of borderline strike calls and that the larger -- and presumably louder -- the crowd, the more likely that umpire bias will show.

Why You Need to Stop Worrying About Failing

Success - Oct 14, 2015 - According to the sports research book Scorecasting by economist Tobias Moskowitz and Sports Illustrated writer L. Jon Wertheim, an iced NFL kicker makes the field goal 77.5 percent of the time in the last 15 seconds of the half or overtime.

Joyce Frost, Co-founder of Riverside Risk Advisors, to Deliver Keynote at University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business Booth Women Connect Conference

Marketwired/Yahoo! - Oct 14, 2015 - The Booth Women Connect Conference is the event of the year to connect with women within the Chicago Booth network and the broader Chicago business community.

Rebuilding reputation is a big communication issue: William Kooser

[Mint, New Delhi] Bloomberg - Oct 14, 2015 - William W. Kooser, associate dean for global outreach at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, spoke about Volkswagen, and issues of trust and reputation during his recent visit to Delhi.

Sachs leads investment in startup that tracks surgery tools

Crain's - Oct 13, 2015 - Lake Zurich-based Champion Medical Technologies handles inventory tracking and recall management for medical devices. ExplORer, a finalist in this year's new-venture competition at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, developed software to help surgical teams stay on track during procedures.

12 Steps on How to Apply to B-School – Step 11: Preparing for Your MBA Interview

Beat the GMAT - Oct 12, 2015 - Our experts from top MBA programs, including Wharton, INSEAD, Harvard Business School, Chicago Booth, IE Business School, Kellogg, NYU Stern, and US Berkeley, have contributed to this series.

Obama’s effort to 'nudge'

America Politico - Oct 15, 2015 - “I’d like to see more economic ideas get involved,” said Richard Thaler, an economist at the University of Chicago who co-wrote “Nudge” with Sunstein, “but so far that hasn’t happened.” (Thaler was still pleased with the SBST’s results in its first year.)

Bloomberg Surveillance: Hurst, Levitt and Berson

Bloomberg - Oct 12, 2015 (Podcast) Bloomberg Surveillance with Tom Keene and Michael McKee. GUESTS: Erik Hurst Professor / Academic University of Chicago Booth School of Business/The Arthur Levitt Jr Host Bloomberg News on SEC issues David William Berson Senior VP/Chief Economist Nationwide Insurance housing market update.

Will Inflation Reach the Fed’s Target?

Bloomberg - Oct 12, 2015 - University of Chicago Economics Professor Randy Kroszner discusses the labor market and interest rates. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Betty Liu on “Bloomberg Markets.”

UCLA’s Lingering Gender Equity Dilemma

Poets & Quants - Oct 12, 2015 - Several peer schools fall below Anderson, according to data from The Financial Times, including the University of Chicago’s Booth School and Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business (both at 16%), Columbia Business School (17%), and Carnegie Mellon (18%).

You've won the Nobel Prize in economics. Now what?

MarketPlace - Oct 12, 2015 - (Eugene) Fama said he donated his slice of the $1.23 million prize money to the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business for faculty research because the school has been instrumental in his own research success.

Home-Field Advantage Should Benefit The Royals, But Not For The Reasons You Suspect

KCUR - Oct 16, 2015 - Wertheim and University of Chicago economist Tobias Moskowitz co-authored Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won, which busts many common sports myths.

4 ways mobile apps can improve your money management

The Business Journals - Oct 07, 2015 - Sergio Chalbaud is the CEO and founder of Fintonic, a banking app in Spain and Latin America. Chalbaud has extensive experience in the financial sector, building high-growth companies in addition to nine years of banking experience. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM).

When push comes to shove, Detroit Lions just fine getting shoved

Yahoo! - Oct 07, 2015 - In the 2012 book "Scorecasting," University of Chicago behavioral economist Tobias Moskowitz and Sports Illustrated writer L. Jon Wertheim determine the biggest basis for "home field advantage" in sports is officials who are intimated by home crowds.

These are the 11 best colleges for a job on Wall Street

Business Insider - Oct 06, 2015 - University of Chicago & Booth School of Business — Chicago, Illinois (2%)

Hoover's Cochrane: Don't 'rush' the Fed

CNBC/Yahoo!/MSN - Oct 06, 2015 - Low interest rates and low inflation is great, so it's hard to see the big hurry in raising rates, explains Professor John Cochrane of University of Chicago Booth School of Business...

Why Are You Influential?

Bloomberg - Oct 05, 2015 - #46 Richard Thaler Professor, University of Chicago In his new book, Misbehaving, a folksy explanation of his brand of behavioral economics, the economist says he’s fascinated by “the myriad ways in which people depart from the fictional creatures that populate economic models.”

Stanford GSB 2017 Class Profile

Beat the GMAT - Oct 05, 2015 - This comes in a year when the percentage of female students at many other leading MBA programs grew significantly—with Kellogg’s Northwestern School of Management, Dartmouth’s Tuck School and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business all reporting record female enrollment.

Global poverty: This is how to REALLY reduce it

CNN - Oct 05, 2015 - A 2014 paper by Kevin Murphy and Robert Topel of the University of Chicago points to how the skills gap accounts for most of the wealth gap.

Housing Boom, Schooling Bust

The Atlantic - Oct 04, 2015 - According to the study, written by Kerwin Kofi Charles and Erik Hurst of the University of Chicago; and Matthew J. Notowidigdo of Northwestern University, the housing boom accounts for about 30 percent of the slowdown in college attendance of young adults aged 18 to 25 during that time period.

Forbes 2015 MBA Rankings

Beat the GMAT - Oct 03, 2015 - Other U.S. schools ranked in the top ten by Forbes that also had median salaries of $200,000 or higher include Columbia Business School (#4 rank), Chicago Booth (#6 rank), Wharton (#7 rank) and MIT Sloan (#9 rank).

What Makes a Tax Plan ‘Serious’ Anyway?

The New York Times - Oct 03, 2015 - “Trump doesn’t seem to be following the normal rules of the Republican primary, where you call for, to my mind, irresponsible tax cuts, but you at least don’t call for them so much that you can’t get a sympathetic foundation or economic adviser to say that they agree with it,” said Austan Goolsbee, a professor at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago who was chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Obama.

The smartest economist you’ve never heard of

The Washington Post - Oct 02, 2015 - “An economist’s economist,” said Richard Thaler, a leading behavioral economist at the University of Chicago.

The 15 Most Influential Business Books of 2015

Time - Oct 02, 2015 - (Richard) Thaler is an economist at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business best known as "the father of behavioral economics."

Chicago Booth GMAT Scores Breakdown

Beat the GMAT - Oct 02, 2015 - We’ve talked about Harvard. We’ve talked about Stanford. We’ve talked about Wharton. Now, let’s talk about the currently 4th ranked business school in the country*: Chicago Booth.

Celebrate Uber’s Surge Pricing

The Federalist - Oct 01, 2015 - Uber researchers and Chris Nosko of the University of Chicago recently demonstrated the importance of price surges in a case study. Young Millennials: Don't Panic About Your Q3 Investment Returns Forbes - Sep 30, 2015 "If the stock market goes down last week," says Abigail Sussman, with the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, "it doesn't mean you made a bad investment choice."

Understanding the MBA Admissions Interview – Part II

Beat the GMAT - Oct 16, 2015 - Schools that fall firmly into this camp include Yale School of Management (SOM), Columbia Business School and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Georgetown MBAs See Salary Boost

Poets & Quants - Oct 16, 2015 - Out of the gate, it’s a frothy and lucrative job market for top MBAs. Last month, Chicago Booth announced significant increases in median salaries. Indiana Kelley also reported significant median salary increases.

Why More People Want an M.B.A.

The Wall Street Journal - Sep 30, 2015 - The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, Yale University’s School of Management and Harvard Business School were among the M.B.A. programs drawing more applications for classes entering in the fall of 2015 than a year earlier, according to the schools. Wharton’s M.B.A. applications rose 7.8%, Booth’s 15.6%, Yale’s 25.1% and Harvard’s 1.5%, according to the schools.

Booth Tops 2015 Economist New Ranking

Poets & Quants - Oct 15, 2015 - The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business emerged the No. 1 MBA program in The Economist‘s 2015 global ranking of the best business schools (today) for the fourth consecutive year.

MEDIA OUTSIDE THE U.S.

Full time MBA ranking

The Economist - Oct 15, 2015 - 1 University of Chicago – Booth School of Business, United States

American MBA study in which leading business schools

Sohu - Oct 15, 2015 - (Translation) In recent years, the University of Chicago Business School, enrolled a total of 550 MBA students from the world's 53 different countries and regions. The average age of new students is 28 years old and has about 5 years of work experience.

Still a must-have

The Economist - Oct 15, 2015 - Students will always, it seems, want an MBA from Harvard, Chicago or London Business School. It is those with lesser reputations that face the toughest times.

Oxford Saïd Latest School To Partner Big Business For Women’s MBA Scholarships

Business Because - Oct 15, 2015 - Progress has been made: at Tuck School of Business and Chicago’s Booth School this year, both increased enrolment of women into the MBA to 42%.

University of Chicago Booth School of Business Forum will be held in Greater reunion in Shanghai

163.com - Oct 15, 2015 - (Translation) the world's first EMBA program in the famous School of Business, University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Chicago Booth) will be held in Greater China Forum Alumni, welcomed Booth School of Business faculty, alumni, Media and public participation.

Rebuilding reputation is a big communication issue: William Kooser

Live Mint - Oct 15, 2015 - William W. Kooser, associate dean for global outreach at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, spoke about Volkswagen, and issues of trust and reputation during his recent visit to Delhi.

What’s the big deal: Flipkart, Snapdeal and the Indian e-commerce industry viewed through the lens of Twitter

Economic Times - Oct 13, 2015 - Pradeep K. Chintagunta conducts research into the analysis of household purchase behavior, pharmaceutical markets, and technology products. Chintagunta is on the advisory editorial board of Marketing Science, and is the Editor of Quantitative Marketing and Economics.

Economist Sir Richard Blundell among Nobel prize frontrunners

The Guardian - Oct 11, 2015 - A number of other economists are also thought to be in the running for Monday’s prize, which may be awarded to an individual, or a group of influential thinkers, as when Eugene Fama from the University of Chicago, his colleague Lars Peter Hansen and Yale’s Robert Shiller won in 2013.

Analysis "in sight": Factor Investing is only one factor in the depot

Borsen-Zeitung - Oct 09, 2015 - (Translation) As Eugene Fama recently spoke at the University of Frankfurt on monetary policy, he went on the impossibility of a rate hike by the Federal Reserve.

Can MOOCs work for executive education?

The Economist - Oct 05, 2015 - Chicago Booth ran its first MOOC in 2013. Their doctoral-level course on asset pricing, taught by Professor John H. Cochrane, saw a whopping 72,000 enrolments the very first time it was offered.

ALUMNI

InSphero Adds Chief Financial Officer to Senior Management Team

PR Web/Houston Chronicle - Oct 15, 2015 - A native of Switzerland and a Swiss Certified Expert in International Accounting and Controlling, Mr. Krähenbühl earned his MBA at the University of Chicago - Booth School of Business. Prior to his previously held CFO positions, he served in various financial, systems integration and project management capacities at Hewlett Packard.

Wealth Management Leader Summit Trail Advisors Continues its Impressive Growth: Adds $1 Billion NYC Team

Business Wire/Yahoo! - Oct 14, 2015 - Mr. (Jerome) Lucas joins Summit Trail Advisors as a partner with more than 40 years of wealth management, investment banking and capital markets experience.

Akorn Appoints Duane A. Portwood as Chief Financial Officer

Globe Newswire/CNN/Bloomberg - Oct 13, 2015 - Mr. (Duane) Portwood holds an MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Montana. Mr. Portwood is a Certified Public Accountant.

Grand design to bring money to the masses become reality

Financial Times - Oct 12, 2015 - In 2008, while still lecturing at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, Mr. (Raghuran) Rajan chaired a governmental committee that considered how to reform Indian's financial sector.

Regal Beloit Announces Robert Cherry As New Vice President -- Investor Relations

PR Newswire/Bloomberg/Fox - Oct 12, 2015 - Mr. (Robert) Cherry graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and has an MBA from University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

Clermont Partners Announces Appointment of Jennifer Childe as Senior Director

Business Wire/Bloomberg/Yahoo! - Oct 07, 2015 - Ms. (Jennifer) Childe received her Bachelor's degree from Cornell University and her MBA from The University of Chicago. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Aurora Health Care Announces New Chief Information Officer

MarketWired/MarketWatch - Oct 07, 2015 - (Preston) Simons holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a master's degree from the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago.

Merrill Corporation Names Kris Slethaug Vice President of Marketing Communications and Operations

Business Wire/Bloomberg/Yahoo! - Oct 06, 2015 - (Kris) Slethaug, a resident of Metuchen, N.J., earned a B.A. from the University of British Columbia, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Start-Up Nation Central Names Eugene Kandel CEO

PR Newswire/Yahoo! - Oct 06, 2015 - Born and raised in Moscow, Eugene Kandel immigrated to Israel in 1977. He holds a BA and an MA in Economics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and an MBA and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago.

Pete Thursby Joins Bank of the West Commercial Banking Group As Senior Banker

PR Newswire/Bloomberg/CBS - Oct 06, 2015 - (Pete) Thursby received his bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Notre Dame and his masters of business administration in finance from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

VASCO Names Former Groupon EMEA CFO Mark Hoyt as Chief Financial Officer

PR Newswire/Yahoo!/ABC - Oct 05, 2015 - He (Mark Hoyt) holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.S. in Accountancy from Miami University.

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services Names John Scowcroft Chief Credit Officer

PR Newswire/CNN/Fox - Oct 05, 2015 - A Chartered Financial Analyst, Mr. (John) Scowcroft has an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics and Finance from the University of Chicago, as well as a B.A. in Finance from the University of Utah.

Food cafe: Generating returns 45 times the investment

Yahoo! - Oct 01, 2015 - An IIT Madras graduate, (Sarath) Naru has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. After working in the US for several years, he had returned to India.

Cummins Names Mary Titsworth Chandler, Executive Director, Corporate Responsibility and CEO, Cummins Foundation

Globe Newswire/MSN/Yahoo! - Oct 01, 2015 - (Mary) Chandler earned a bachelor's degree in English from Miami University, a law degree from Indiana University School of Law, and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

NIH Awards $1.7 Million Innovation Grant to Pain Therapeutics

Globe Newswire/MarketWatch - Sep 21, 2015 - "We are grateful to the National Institutes of Health for its support of our research program," said Remi Barbier, Chairman, President & CEO of Pain Therapeutics.