In the News 2019

Continued Growth In Private Markets Creates Broader Investment Opportunities

January 23, 2018 | Forbes

Since the mid-1990s, the number of companies making up the stock market has declined by over half, from 8,000 to 3,627 in 2016, according to data from the Center for Research in Security Prices at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, as reported in The New York Times.

The tax cut investment 'boom' is already over. Some say it never really started

January 23, 2018 | CNN

"There hasn't been a huge surge in response to tax reform," said Eric Zwick, a professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business who studies the interaction between public policy and corporate behavior.

Geopolitics: MBAs evolve to help students navigate global chaos

January 22, 2018 | Financial Times

For example, Luigi Zingales, director of the Stigler Center at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, believes the notion of “political risk”, a staple of business courses for years, is no longer adequate.

The world’s best MBA programmes

January 22, 2018 | The Economist

The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business regains first place from neighbouring Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

The Shutdown Shows the Weakness of the Resistance

January 21, 2018 | The New York Times/WRAL/MSN

If this were happening in Europe, as Luigi Zingales of the University of Chicago told me, people would be pouring into the streets.

1 Powerful Way to Boost Your Creativity.

January 20, 2018 | Medium

Ron Burt, Professor of Sociology and Strategy at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business conducted several studies to understand the commonalities between extraordinary innovators in multiple disciplines.

Top B-Schools All Report Applicant Declines

January 18, 2018 | Inside Higher Ed

The drops ranged from 2.6 percent at Columbia University to 8.2 percent at the University of Chicago.

Massive new study traces how corporations use charitable donations to tilt regulations in their favor

January 17, 2018 | The Washington Post

While it’s tempting to write off the incident as a one-time blunder — heavy-handed corporate lobbying gone amok — new research from Marianne Bertrand at the University of Chicago and others finds that’s not the case.

The U.S. Is a Meritocracy. That Doesn’t Mean It’s Fair.

January 15, 2018 | Bloomberg

In the new paper, “Capitalists in the Twenty-First Century,” Matthew Smith of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Analysis, Danny Yagan of the University of California at Berkeley, Owen Zidar of Princeton Univesity and Eric Zwick of the University of Chicago take issue with the conclusions of Piketty et al.

On Zingales' crony capitalists

January 11, 2018 | Forbes India

The other day at the IIM Bangalore, we had an interesting lecture by Professor Luigi Zingales of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business on ‘Crony Capitalism’.

New Research Says Saying These 4 Words in Your Next Interview Will Help You Land the Job

January 9, 2018 | Inc.

A new study by Kaitlin Wooley (Cornell University) and Ayelet Fishbach (University of Chicago) showed that job candidates frequently underestimate how much recruiters want to hear them say four magic words.

School Lunch Guidelines; College Applications & ‘Ban The Box’; White Lies Research

January 8, 2019 | NPR

We learn more from Emma Levine, assistant professor of behavioral science at University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

5 game-changing papers from this year's largest gathering of economists

January 8, 2019 | Yahoo!

Paper: How Can Economics Solve Its Gender Problem?/Author(s): Janet Yellen (former Fed Chair), Susan Athey (Stanford), Sebnem Kalemli-Özcan (University of Maryland), Marianne Bertrand (University of Chicago)

Team Trump should be careful what it wishes for on China

January 7, 2019 | The Washington Post

For context, that happened only seven times before, total, over the previous 118 years , according to University of Chicago professor Steven J. Davis.

World Bank President Search to Test Trump’s ‘America First’ Mantra

January 7, 2019 | Bloomberg

“If these institutions are to be made more appealing to the rest of the world, the lock hold that the United States and Europe have on both the president of the World Bank and managing director of the IMF has to end,” said Raghuram Rajan, former governor of the Reserve Bank of India and now a finance professor at the University of Chicago.

New research finds that this family habit can help you negotiate more effectively

January 7, 2019 | NBC

New research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business found that our eating style has an influence on cooperation, and that “family-style” dining, in which diners divvy up portions from shared dishes, promotes better collaboration and faster-deal making.

What Are The Pitfalls Of Outsourcing Self-Awareness To AI? What Leaders Need To Know.

January 6, 2019 | Forbes

All of this draws on Nudge Theory, a concept catapulted into the mainstream by Richard Thaler, the University of Chicago Behavioral Science and Economics professor who won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics for his work on the subject.

Why eating at a Chinese restaurant can help you negotiate better

January 6, 2019 | Yahoo!

Because the custom requires people to coordinate their physical actions, it might in turn prompt them to coordinate their negotiations,” researchers Ayelet Fishbach and Kaitlin Woolley hypothesised.

New research finds that this family habit can help you negotiate more effectively

January 4, 2019 | CNBC

You spend all that time at work already, it seems like extra steps and people want to just cut to the chase,” Ayelet Fishbach, co-author of the research and a professor of behavioral science at the University of Chicago, tells CNBC Make It.

What is really eating Apple – and why Steve Jobs would not be doing a lot better

January 4, 2019 | The Conversation

The two professors, Marianne Bertrand and Antoinette Schoar, from University of Chicago and MIT respectively, calculated that individual chief executives only contribute to between 2% and 4% of a company’s total performance.

Trump Took Credit for Stock Market Records. Does He Deserve Blame for the Plunge?

January 3, 2019 | Bloomberg

One day China is a currency manipulator, another day it is not,” financial economists Lubos Pastor and Pietro Veronesi of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business wrote in May 2017 for VoxEU.org, a website of the Centre for Economic Policy Research.

Why singing in a choir will make you a better leader

January 2, 2019 | World Economic Forum

One day China is a currency manipulator, another day it is not,” financial economists Lubos Pastor and Pietro Veronesi of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business wrote in May 2017 for VoxEU.org, a website of the Centre for Economic Policy Research.

The psychology behind why we're so bad at keeping New Year's resolutions

January 1, 2019 | MSN

The study, led by Kaitlin Woolley from Cornell University and Ayelet Fishbach from the University of Chicago, found that participants believe that both enjoyment and importance are significant factors in whether they stick to their resolutions.