Monthly Top Media Coverage for March 2017

U.S. Media

Radio Show Recap - Mar 30
The Sean Hannity Show - Mar 30, 2017
Austan Goolsbee, a Professor at Chicago's Booth School of Economics and former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers for the Obama Administration, is here to talk about the President’s efforts to rebuild the American economy.

If The MBA Admissions Office Applied To Business School: University Of Toronto Rotman
Forbes - Mar 30, 2017
I thought it would be fun to turn the tables and ask the Admissions Directors to answer three questions drawn from the essays that they and other top schools ask of applicants. We start with Niki da Silva, Managing Director of the Rotman Full-Time MBA Program at the University of Toronto. Niki chose two essay questions adapted from the applications at Chicago Booth and Michigan Ross. What is a Rotman MBA moment that best resonates with you and tell us why? (inspired by Chicago Booth)

It's Official: Too Many Video Games Really Can Make You Stop Looking for Work and Move In With Your Parents
Inc. - Mar 30, 2017
Do you enjoy playing video games? If you're like most people, you probably answered yes. But do you enjoy them more than going to work? More than looking for work? Would you rather play video games than have a job? For men in their 20s without college degrees, the answers may be yes, yes, and yes. That disturbing finding comes from University of Chicago Business Economics Professor Erik Hurst, who studies the relationship between technology and the labor force.

Here’s Why Employers Are Having a Harder Time Hiring
Fortune - Mar 30, 2017
If the U.S. is not at full employment, we are surely close to it. So says Steven J. Davis, a business and economics professor at the University of Chicago and the co-creator of tools measuring labor-market tightness for data provider DHI Group.

Opinion: Hedge fund buyers are getting soaked
MarketWatch - Mar 29, 2017
Professor Richard Thaler, an expert in behavioral economics, talked to MarketWatch about his 'lazy' investing strategy that allows investors to maximize their returns while doing very little.

Shadow Banking Is Getting Bigger Without Getting Better
Bloomberg View - Mar 28, 2017
In a fresh working paper, Greg Buchak and Gregor Matvos of the University of Chicago, Tomasz Piskorski of Columbia Business School and Stanford's Amit Seru calculated that between 2007 and 2015, so-called shadow banks have increased their share of the U.S. Federal Housing Administration mortgage market seven-fold to 75 percent.

How Dividends Can Cost You Money
Forbes - Mar 28, 2017
In recent work, Professors Samuel Hartzmark from Chicago Booth School of Business and David Solomon from the Marshall School of Business at USC, suggest that investors continue to have it backwards when it comes to understanding dividends. In practice, many individual investors, mutual funds and institutions treat dividends and capital gains as separate attributes – not really understanding that dividends come at the expense of price decreases.

Sometimes ‘Introspection’ Is You Just Making Stuff Up
New York Magazine - Mar 27, 2017
During an experiment where participants are given two photos and must chose whom they find most attractive (and are sometimes tricked into having to explain why they chose ones they did not choose), University of Chicago psychologist Nicholas Epley explains in his book, Mindwise: "People who were shown the card they had not chosen nevertheless told a completely compelling story explaining why they had chosen that photograph. They failed to notice the card switch and so they devised a perfectly good explanation for a choice they had not actually made.

How female advisers can resist ‘taste-based discrimination’ at work
MarketWatch - Mar 24, 2017
Men are three times as likely as women to engage in misconduct — such as selling unsuitable investments, misrepresentation, making unauthorized transactions, and fraud -- that can lead to suspensions, fines, dismissal and other sanctions. They’re also twice as likely to be repeat offenders, and engage in misconduct that is 20% costlier in terms of the settlements and damages firms paid to investors as a result of that misconduct. But female advisers are 20% more likely to be fired for misconduct, according to research from the University of Minnesota’s Mark Egan, the Stanford Graduate School of Business’ Amit Seru, and Gregor Matvos of the Booth School of Business.

Trump's Big Problems: Anemic Private Investment and Weak Productivity
Forbes/Cato Liberty - Mar 23, 2017
Since the Great Recession of 2009, regime uncertainty has been elevated. This has been measured by Scott R. Baker of Northwestern University, Nicholas Bloom of Stanford University and Steven J. Davis of the University of Chicago. Their “Economic Policy Uncertainty Index for the U.S.” measures, in one index number, Higgs’ regime uncertainty.

Lavish Rome Treaty Summit Will Skirt Issues in Stumbling Italy
Bloomberg Politics - Mar 22, 2017
The gathering on Saturday on the city’s Capitol hill is to celebrate the Treaty of Rome, the bedrock agreement signed on March 25, 1957 for what is now the EU. From its beginnings as the European Economic Community -- with Italy among the six founding members -- it has since grown to a union of 28 nations stretching 4,000 kilometers from Ireland in the northwest to Cyprus in the southeast...“Italy was until very recently at the forefront of the European integration process,” Luigi Zingales, professor of finance at University of Chicago Booth School of Business, said in an interview. “Today it’s undoubtedly Europe’s weakest link.”

The Quiet Bear Market in Bonds
Bloomberg View - Mar 21, 2017
Eugene Fama, the University of Chicago finance professor, proved the “expectations theory” in his groundbreaking research on spot and forward rates. That leads us to the worrisome second metric. As part of his evidence, Fama showed that when the difference between short- and long-term bond yields is wide -- which traders call a steep yield curve -- there is a measurable difference in average future returns between shorter and longer maturity bonds. When the curve is flat, differences in returns are smaller. History in Figure 2 shows that the yield curve tends to narrow when the Fed embarks on a series of rate increases.

U.S. News Data: Employer Views of MBA Programs
U.S. News & World Report - Mar 21, 2017
The three highest-rated schools in the recruiter survey results, which all received an average score of 4.5, are Harvard Business School,the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. These schools are also the top three in the 2018 U.S. News Best Business Schools rankings.

How Colleges Can Admit Better Students
New York Times - Mar 18, 2017
In an op-ed, Devin G. Pope,a professor of behavioral science at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, writes "As colleges nationwide prepare to announce this month which applicants they have decided to accept, it’s worth asking why so many admissions offices pass up easy opportunities to admit higher-quality students."

How Colleges Can Admit Better Students
The New York Times - Mar 18, 2017
In an op-ed, Devin G. Pope,a professor of behavioral science at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, writes "As colleges nationwide prepare to announce this month which applicants they have decided to accept, it’s worth asking why so many admissions offices pass up easy opportunities to admit higher-quality students."

Consider the 3 C's of Fit When Choosing a Business School
U.S. News & World Report - Mar 17, 2017
Determine whether an MBA program's curriculum, communication and culture match your personality. If you have laser-focused career goals, you may want to consider business schools that offer a concentration in your area of interest. Also, you might prefer a school with a more versatile curriculum from the beginning that you can really tailor to your needs. For example, the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business offers a flexible curriculum that allows students to choose which courses to take and when based on their experience and career goals.

Opinion: Sorry, investors — Donald Trump won’t be another Ronald Reagan
MarketWatch - Mar 17, 2017
Professor Richard Thaler, an expert in behavioral economics, talked to MarketWatch about his 'lazy' investing strategy that allows investors to maximize their returns while doing very little.

A punishing double standard for women on Wall Street
CBS News - Mar 17, 2017
Wall Street firms have been called out for bias against women, with some critics pointing to the financial industry’s male-heavy ranks and gender pay gap as evidence of sexism...The differences in how financial companies treat misconduct by men and women arose out of earlier research from Seru and his two co-authors, the University of Minnesota’s Mark Egan and University of Chicago’s Gregor Matvos. About 7 percent of financial advisers have a history of misconduct, they found in their 2016 research paper.

U. of C. MBA program drops, Northwestern up in new U.S. News rankings
Chicago Tribune - Mar 14, 2017
The Chicago area is home to two of the nation's most highly regarded business schools, but the University of Chicago slipped to third place in U.S. News & World Report's most recent annual ranking of the best full-time master's degree programs in business administration.

Women on Wall St. punished more severely than men for misdeeds
CNBC - Mar 14, 2017
Three finance professors said in a new research paper that although the average male financial advisor engages in three times more misconduct than female advisors, females are punished more severely and are less likely to find employment if they lose their jobs...Women "walk a tightrope" in financial advisor jobs, where their bosses have less tolerance for missteps, said co-author Gregor Matvos of the University of Chicago.

The Best Executive MBA Programs Around The Globe That Will Grow Your Career
Forbes - Mar 13, 2017
Kellogg’s Executive MBA program (#2), and Chicago Booth’s Executive MBA program (#3) maintained their positions in the global rankings, while also dominating the top spots in the Midwest regional ranking.

Metro Areas Are Where It's At -- If You Want Work
Bloomberg View - Mar 10, 2017
Wages are rising fastest in the urban counties of large metro areas, but employment growth is fastest in the outer suburbs, where there's more room to grow. To some extent this is a missed opportunity: Moretti and the University of Chicago's Chang-Tai Hsieh wrote a paper a couple of years ago, which I have cited repeatedly, arguing that by keeping more people from moving in, housing regulations in the San Francisco, San Jose and New York areas had reduced U.S. gross domestic product by 9.5 percent.

Improve Your Startup With One Of These 5 Business Courses In Chicago
CBS 2 Local News - Mar 9, 2017
Continuing education programs are perfect for keeping your skills sharp and enhancing your knowledge base...If your skills are getting rusty, or if you simply want to brush up on topics with which you are less familiar, check out the following continuing education classes. Learn to enhance your strategic thinking skills with the Strategy Program at the Booth School of Business. This program is part of the Executive Development school and contains sub-programs ranging from developing growth and management strategies to navigating mergers and acquisitions. The cost for each program is $10,500, and enrollment is open.

The debate over the Affordable Care Act is really a debate over wealth redistribution
The Washington Post/MSN - Mar 7, 2017
There were many ways that Obamacare redistributed the burden of medical costs...By contrast, “the Republican plan, as outlined right now, really is centrally about income redistribution, of the reverse Robin Hood variety,” said Austan Goolsbee, a University of Chicago economics professor who was chairman of Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers.

New dean at U. of C.'s Booth School of Business: Stanford's Madhav Rajan
Chicago Tribune - Mar 8, 2017
University of Chicago's Booth School of Business has named a new dean, Stanford accounting scholar Madhav Rajan. Rajan, who will join the school July 1, is currently the Robert K. Jaedicke professor of accounting in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

U of C's Booth appoints Madhav Rajan as dean
Crain's Chicago Business - Mar 8, 2017
University of Chicago's Booth School of Business is turning again to Stanford University, picking a business school faculty member—and another native of India—to be its next dean. Madhav Rajan, a former senior associate dean at Stanford's B-school, will succeed Sunil Kumar, who left Booth last summer after five-plus years to become provost of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore

Illinois universities nearly double startups
Crain's Chicago Business - Mar 8, 2017
The surge in startups comes as schools such as University of Chicago and Northwestern University have made millions available to fund them and set up incubator programs on campus to launch them. Entrepreneurship now tops finance as the top area of concentration among MBA students at University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, where more students are arriving on campus looking to start their own companies.

Three Ways to Value Gold. Three Conclusions.
The Wall Street Journal - Mar 5, 2017
Three economics and finance professors—Scott Baker of Northwestern University, Nick Bloom of Stanford University and Steven Davis of the University of Chicago—created a series of Economic Policy Uncertainty, or EPU, indexes. And sure enough, according to Prof. Campbell Harvey, gold shows a modest historical correlation with the global version of the EPU.

State I.R.A. Plans Are Ready, if Congress Doesn’t Interfere
The New York Times - Mar 3, 2017
In an op-ed, Richard Thaler, professor of economics and behavioral science at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, writes "Thirty-nine million Americans work for an employer without a payroll-deduction retirement savings plan, and many of them are saving little or nothing. In the absence of a federal plan for this problem, states including California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland and Oregon have taken it upon themselves to create their own solutions."

Goolsbee: Hope inflation won't be the story of 2017
CNBC/Nasdaq - Mar 6, 2017
Austan Goolsbee, University of Chicago Booth School of Business economics professor, discussing the inflation story in the U.S. as Trump economic policies take shape with James Pethokoukis, AEI fellow.

How the world paved the way for a March Fed hike
Bloomberg - Mar 4, 2017
U.S. data has been good enough to allow the Fed to hike, and global risks haven't soured the outlook..."There is almost no economic indicator that has come in badly in the last three months," Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said Friday at a forum hosted by the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.

Austan Goolsbee Says Fed’s Itching to Raise Rates
Bloomberg - Mar 1, 2017
Former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers (and University of Chicago Economics Professor) Austan Goolsbee discusses Federal Reserve interest rate policy, President Trump’s speech to Congress, corporate tax reform and infrastructure. He speaks with Vonnie Quinn and Mark Barton on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

Business Schools Face Surge in Activism
The Wall Street Journal - Mar 1, 2017
In the past year, M.B.A. students and faculty at Harvard Business School, University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and others have marched in protest, organized fundraisers and waded into public debates over President Donald J. Trump’s stance on issues such as immigration and environmental regulation.

International Media

The response of millennials unemployment is the escape in the virtual world of video games
L'Huffington Post - Mar 24, 2017
This problem was analyzed by professor Erik Hurst of the University of Chicago, who has collected several testimonies of these young people to try to understand how video games have impacted on their relationship with the world of work. What emerged from his research - titled "Video killed the radio stars" - is that the millennials "are tired, have no desire to do anything they do not want to study, they are not going to create a better future, let alone put on a family. "

Female brokers punished more harshly for misconduct than males
Financial Times - Mar 17, 2017
Women are 20 per cent more likely than men to lose their jobs for misconduct at brokerages, even though men are more than twice as likely to engage in problematic behaviour, according to a working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The authors, who teach at the University of Chicago (Gregor Matvos), Stanford University and the University of Minnesota, suggested the difference represented “taste-based discrimination” in the industry.

Want a job on Wall Street? Get admission in these top 10 business schools
The Indian Express - Mar 22, 2017
Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, claims to be a global body of more than 51,000 accomplished alumni. This B-school offers MBA and PhD courses in management. (source: michiganross.umich.edu). Approximate tuition fees: $ 67,668

Beware! There is a quiet bear market in bonds despite rally
Economic Times Markets - Mar 22, 2017
Reprint of Bloomberg View article. Eugene Fama, the University of Chicago finance professor, proved the “expectations theory” in his groundbreaking research on spot and forward rates. That leads us to the worrisome second metric. As part of his evidence, Fama showed that when the difference between short- and long-term bond yields is wide -- which traders call a steep yield curve -- there is a measurable difference in average future returns between shorter and longer maturity bonds. When the curve is flat, differences in returns are smaller. History in Figure 2 shows that the yield curve tends to narrow when the Fed embarks on a series of rate increases.

The MBA, a heavy and sometimes risky investment
LeMonde.fr - Mar 17, 2017
(translated) Is getting an MBA at a reputable school a profitable investment? In other words, does it make it possible to climb the ladder and see your salary increase accordingly? The rankings published in the press provide an indication of the professional perspectives offered by these courses...At the top of the Emolument ranking, the Chicago Booth business school, whose tuition fees were 59,000 euros in 2015, while the average remuneration of graduates is 193,000 euros per year.

Couple Quits Finance, Wins Brazil's Top Coffee Prize
Reuters/Yahoo/Voice of America - Mar 17, 2017
It could be a Hollywood screenplay. Juliana Armelin and her husband Paulo Siqueira decided to radically change their lives in 2010, quitting jobs in Sao Paulo's financial sector and moving to a farm 7 hours away to start growing coffee. Seven years later, they clinched for a second consecutive year Brazil's most prestigious coffee award, beating hundreds of established producers in a country that has exported coffee for more than 200 years...The couple met during college, graduating in engineering from Brazil's top ranked university, USP. They spent some years together in the United States getting Master of Business Administration degrees at the University of Chicago before starting careers in Sao Paulo.

A small but significant number of men have dropped out of the workforce entirely to play video games
Business Insider UK/Business Insider Australia/Insider - Mar 17, 2017
Twenty-two percent of American men without college degrees have not worked at all in the last 12 months, according to The Economist, and a small but significant number may have dropped out of the workforce entirely and now spend their days playing video games...Erik Hurst, an economist at the University of Chicago, thinks a number of them are now playing video games full time, according to The Economist.

Learn to avoid the next product disaster
Livemint - Mar 16, 2017
In an op-ed, Pradeep K. Chintagunta, Joseph T. and Bernice S. Lewis Distinguished Service Professor of Marketing, writes "With the Galaxy S8 release expected this spring, and the conclusion of an investigation into the Note 7 issue, Samsung is trying to put the exploding episode behind it."

Prof. Kroszner Says Market Expected Fed to Remove Gradual
Bloomberg Asia - Mar 16, 2017
University of Chicago Booth Professor Randy Kroszner discusses Fed policy and the future for more rate hikes. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)

Rajan Vs Rajan at Chicago Booth: The new dean has company at the B-school
The Economic Times - Mar 15, 2017
Come July, University of Chicago Booth School of Business will have a new dean: Madhav Rajan. But as the new dean sportingly admitted at the announcement, he’s resigned to forever being the less distinguished Rajan at the school. Presumably, he was alluding to the presence of Raghuram Rajan at Booth. The former Reserve Bank of India governor teaches at the B-school.

US News Released Ranking of 2018’s Best Business Schools
Sohu.com - Mar 14, 2017
(translated) US News released its ranking of 2018 best business schools, which was calculated based on metrics such as average salary, employment rate, school acceptance rate, GPA, average GMAT score, etc. Harvard Business School topped the list, and Chicago Booth ranked the third.

In choosing a job, people focus on the money but forget about the important stuff
Financial Post - Mar 9, 2017
Reprint of New York Times article. Professor Ayelet Fishbach writes, "If you don’t like your job, you aren’t alone. In fact, two out of three working Americans do not feel engaged at work, according to a Gallup survey. And many of these people spend more of their waking time working than doing anything else."

The Benefits of a Little Small Talk
Wall Street Journal (China) - Mar 9, 2017
(translated)  Reprint of a September 2016 Wall Street Journal article. Fewer people engage in idle chitchat anymore, but research suggests that making small talk has surprising benefits. “Talking with a stranger may not offer the same benefits as talking with a close friend, but we underestimate its importance to us,” says the study’s co-author, Nicholas Epley, a professor of behavioral science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

The evolving story of economics
Livemint - Mar 6, 2017
One way to tell the story of contemporary economics is to tell it through a Nobel prism. Of the 78 prize winners in economics so far, 28 are from the University of Chicago...Among the young economists of today, several new threads of research suggest a diversification away from mathematization. Jesse Shapiro, a behavioural economist at Brown University, has written a famous paper on obesity, in the mould of Gary Becker from the University of Chicago. Raghuram Rajan is also mentioned in this article.

How the world paved the way for a March Fed hike
The Economic Times/Business World Online - Mar 6, 2017
Reprint of a Bloomberg article. U.S. data has been good enough to allow the Fed to hike, and global risks haven't soured the outlook..."There is almost no economic indicator that has come in badly in the last three months," Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said Friday at a forum hosted by the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.

Record-breaking stocks are a bad reason for the Fed to raise interest rates
Business Insider - Mar 6, 2017
"If there has been a conscious effort to move up our hike expectations, I am going to join it," Vice Chair Stanley Fischer told a monetary-policy conference in New York, sponsored by the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.

Bailouts and banking policy that there is
IlSole24Ore.com/IlSussidiario.net - Mar 5, 2017
(translated) In an op-ed, Luigi Zingales, Chicago Booth professor of entrepreneurship and finance, writes "It's been fifteen months since the "rescue" of the four regional banks and nearly a year after the creation of the Atlas Fund. After all this time we have to conclude that the policy adopted by the Government to postpone the resolution of banking problems and pretend they are not so serious (the strategy that the British call extend and pretend) does not work."

The Fed: Raising Interest Rates is a Foregone Conclusion.
Sohu.com/Tencent/Eastmoney.com/Hexun.com - Mar 3, 2017
(translated) Reprint of a Wall Street Journal article. Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer added his voice to those of other central bank officials speaking in favor of a rate rise at the central bank’s policy meeting scheduled for the middle of March. “If there has been a conscious effort” to boost expectations of a rate rise, “I’m about to join it,” Mr. Fischer said after a speech Friday at a conference held by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

A corruption probe raises uncertainty over the future of Eni’s boss
The Economist - Mar 2, 2017
Some investors expressed dismay when Luigi Zingales, an independent director, left the board in 2015, citing “irreconcilable differences of opinion”, apparently over how the company tackled corruption risks. Mr Zingales, a professor at Chicago’s Booth School of Business, had joined the board hopeful that he could help change things. He left disillusioned.

The Commercial Philosophy of Freebies
Sina.com.cn - Mar 1, 2017
(translated) Sina.com.cn translated and reposted an article from BBC Business discussing the commercial philosophy of freebies. Jean-Pierre Dube, professor of marketing at Chicago Booth, unveiled the truth that the cost of giving away free samples comes from a firm's marketing budget, which in turn comes from its overall earnings.

Alumni

How you can work even faster
Crain's Chicago Business - Mar 30, 2017
Matthew Rizai has built a career out of time management. His most recent company, Workiva, founded in 2008, focuses on companies that navigate Big Data across multiple channels...Organization is in his blood. Rizai was born in Istanbul and moved to Dearborn, Mich., in 1976. After getting his doctorate in mechanical engineering at Michigan State University—he also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business—he entered the automotive industry, where he worked in research and development at General Motors and Ford. His assignment:​ using advanced technology to speed up​ production.​

Prophet Continues Asian Expansion with Appointment of Tom Doctoroff
MarketWired/Yahoo Finance - Mar 28, 2017
Prophet, the global brand and marketing consultancy, today announced the hiring of Tom Doctoroff as senior partner...Doctoroff has published two books about Chinese consumerism, "What Chinese Want: Culture, Communism and the Modern Chinese Consumer" and "Billions: Selling to the New Chinese Consumer." He holds an MBA in marketing and finance from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, and a bachelor's in psychology from Northwestern University.

RLHC Appoints Two New Independent Board Members
GlobeNewswire/Yahoo Finance - Mar 22, 2017
Red Lion Hotels Corporation, a growing hospitality company that operates and franchises upscale, mid-scale and economy hotels, announced the appointment of two new directors to its board, Ms. Bonny Simi and Mr. Joseph Megibow, effective April 1, 2017...Mr. Megibow received a MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.

Northwestern Mutual Vice President Kamilah Williams-Kemp Recognized as one of BLACK ENTERPRISE's 2017 Most Powerful Women in Business
PR Newswire/Yahoo Finance - Mar 16, 2017
BLACK ENTERPRISE, the leading business, investing, and wealth-building magazine for African Americans, has selected Kamilah Williams-Kemp, vice president of long-term care for Northwestern Mutual, as one of its 2017 Most Powerful Women in Business...Williams-Kemp earned a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University and an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Majesco Expands Leadership Team
Business Wire/Yahoo Finance - Mar 10, 2017
Majesco, a global provider of core insurance software and consulting services for insurance business transformation, today announced the expansion of the leadership team with the appointment of Mr. Ganesh Pai as the EVP of Majesco Consulting Services. He holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Bangalore University, India, and an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and is a certified volunteer of CERT (Citizens Emergency Response Team) supporting first responders in the event of a major disaster.

BCE nominates Karen Sheriff to the Board of Directors
Yahoo Finance - Mar 8, 2017
BCE Inc. today announced the nomination of Karen Sheriff for election to the BCE Board of Directors and the retirement of Ronald Brenneman from the Board at the company's Annual General Shareholder Meeting in Ottawa on April 26, 2017 . Ms. Sheriff is a Director of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and of WestJet Airlines. Holding an MBA from the University of Chicago , Ms. Sheriff also held progressively senior positions in marketing and strategy in her 10 years at United Airlines.

Five Immigrants Who Revolutionized America's Energy Industry
Forbes - Mar 6, 2017
The more modern crop of immigrants continue to disrupt the energy landscape with pioneering advances. Among them is a Jewish refugee from Soviet Ukraine, Michael Polsky...Polsky’s innovative spirit extends beyond himself. He founded the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, his alma mater.

Sunday Sitdown: Dr. Ari Levy, startup pairs medicine with fitness
Chicago Sun-Times - Mar 3, 2017
Dr. Ari Levy, a former member of the medical team for the Chicago Blackhawks, says he’ll never forget how his peers looked at him when, as a freshman at Highland Park High School, he stood just 4-feet-9-inches tall because of a kidney condition. “I could see how people would look at you differently,” says Levy, now 38, living in Lake View and heading a River North startup health and fitness venture called SHIFT that combines personalized training with medical care.He got his medical degree from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Chicago, which he started working on while doing his residency in internal medicine.

Daseke, Inc. (DSKE), Interview with Don Daseke and Daniel J. Hennessy
Nasdaq - Mar 3, 2017
Watch the CEO Signature Series interview with Don Daseke, Chief Executive Officer of Daseke Inc. (DSKE) and Daniel J. Hennessy, Chief Executive Officer of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II. Don Daseke is the founder, President & CEO of Daseke Inc., North America’s largest owner of flatbed/ specialized trucking capacity. He received his B.A. from DePauw University, an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business, he was also a Certified Public Accountant, and graduated from the Presidents Program in Leadership from the Harvard Business School.

Powerhouse Speakers Jim Gilmore and Sarah Quinlan to Keynote ISBN's Conference this May
Salon Today - Mar 3, 2017
Jim Gilmore, author of The Experience Economy, Authenticity, and his newest release, Look: A Practical Guide for Improving Your Observational Skills, and Sarah Quinlan, senior vice president and group head of market insights for Mastercard, will keynote the International SalonSpa Business Network’s annual conference, “Building the Ultimate Experience,” May 7-9, 2017. (Quinlan) earned her BA and MBA from the University of Chicago in Politics, Economics, Rhetoric and Law, with special honors in finance and accounting.

Students

Don’t blame robots for workers’ woes—blame corporate profits
Livemint - Mar 15, 2017
Over the past three decades, economists have tracked a decline in the share of the economy going to labour—and have assumed a perfectly equal rise in the share going to buy and maintain technology, including robots doing people’s work. But Chicago Booth PhD candidate Simcha Barkai calculates the total annual amount companies pay for all of their capital, such as buildings, equipment, robots, and software, and finds that when presented as a share of economic output, that capital share is also declining.