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Social Sciences - Business/Economics
31.07.2015
Consumer confidence records best eight months in past decade
ANN ARBOR-Consumer confidence slipped a bit in July 2015, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
30.07.2015
Startup creates online resource to inform voters about local and national candidates
Aviva Rosman, a graduate student at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, was elected to a local school council in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood last year.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
30.07.2015
Social Security’s support for people with disabilities faces challenges, Stanford economist says
Stanford economist Mark Duggan suggests that the Social Security Disability Insurance program could benefit from new reforms.
Business/Economics - Sport Sciences
30.07.2015
Sports stadiums don’t spur economic growth, Stanford expert says
Stanford economist Roger Noll says professional sports stadiums do not generate local economic growth as advertised.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
29.07.2015
Unique environmental remediation project on steep canyon successfully completed
Unique environmental remediation project on steep canyon successfully completed
A team recently completed a remediation project that involved removing contaminated rock and soil from the parking lot of a busy shopping center.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
28.07.2015
2015 Research Funding at UC San Diego Again Surpasses Billion-Dollar Mark
Research funding for 2015 at the University of California San Diego has again surpassed $1 billion - the fourth time in the last six years the campus has achieved that milestone, the Office of Research Affairs has announced.
Business/Economics
28.07.2015
Rebranded hotels rejuvenate their profits
Checking in on whether the brand names of hotels matter, business researchers find that occupancy rates after rebranding - properties that change from one franchise to another - increase over 6 percent. Additionally, revenue per room jumps more than 4 percent and operating profits climb nearly 3 percent, says a new study in forthcoming edition of the Journal of Marketing Research.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
28.07.2015
Firms "underinvest" in long-term cancer research
Pharmaceutical firms "underinvest" in long-term research to develop new cancer-fighting drugs due to the greater time and cost required to conduct such research, according to a newly published study co-authored by MIT economists. Specifically, drugs to treat late-stage cancers are less costly to develop than drugs for earlier-stage cancers, partly because the late-stage drugs extend people's lives for shorter durations of time.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
27.07.2015
Three Penn Undergraduate Summer Associates Help to Affect Effective Philanthropy
Three Penn Undergraduate Summer Associates Help to Affect Effective Philanthropy
This summer, three undergraduate students at the University of Pennsylvania are studying the best ways to research and promote effective charitable giving.
Physics/Materials Science - Business/Economics
27.07.2015
Consortium including MIT awarded $110M national grant to promote photonics manufacturing
Consortium including MIT awarded $110M national grant to promote photonics manufacturing
MIT is a key player in a new $600 million public-private partnership announced today by the Obama administration to help strengthen high-tech U.S.-based manufacturing. Physically headquartered in
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
23.07.2015
Canada's economy: should forest fires, drought, oil spills and a decline in the dollar make you worried?
The Canadian dollar sank to its lowest level in more than a decade this week and across the country the news making headlines included drought, forest fires, oil spills and increased demand at food banks.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
23.07.2015
’Cool’ states have more coffee shops, fewer fast-food eateries
ANN ARBOR-A coffeehouse cappuccino or a fast-food latte? If you're one of the cool people, you'll opt for the java shop on the corner, of course.
Business/Economics
23.07.2015
What sounds make us feel safe in public?
ANN ARBOR-Rationally speaking, most people know that random, violent crime is rare. But that doesn't keep them from getting the creeps when they walk through a parking structure or other public place that's not well-lit or crowded.
Business/Economics - Physics/Materials Science
23.07.2015
Top Los Alamos technology spinoff ideas honored at DisrupTech
Top Los Alamos technology spinoff ideas honored at DisrupTech
Three potential business partnership projects emerged from the 2015 DisrupTech competition at Los Alamos National Laboratory with winning proposals.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
23.07.2015
Understanding economic behavior through hygiene
Graduate student Reshmaan Hussam has always seen economics as more than a collection of numbers: For her, it also entails history, health, and human behavior.
Business/Economics
22.07.2015
Los Alamos honors computer code team with Feynman Innovation Prize
Los Alamos honors computer code team with Feynman Innovation Prize
This year's honorees for the Richard P. Feynman Innovation Prize at Los Alamos National Laboratory are the Monte Carlo Radiation Transport Team members.
Business/Economics - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
21.07.2015
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
21.07.2015
Location-based ads need more than closeness to overcome creepiness
On one hand, people use location-based advertisingroutinely because it's convenient, but it also conjures up images and feelings that they are being tracked. UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Location-based advertisements may pinpoint customers geographically, but often miss the target because customers may find the ads creepy and intrusive, according to an international team of researchers.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
20.07.2015
U-M's Dominguez nominated to serve on Federal Reserve's Board of Governors
U-M’s Dominguez nominated to serve on Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors
ANN ARBOR-President Obama said Monday he'll nominate University of Michigan professor Kathryn Dominguez to serve on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
20.07.2015
Business/Economics - Mathematics
20.07.2015
Computer Science/Telecom - Business/Economics
17.07.2015
Advertisers play the online bidding game
When an ad pops up in your Web browser, there's a lot going on behind the scenes. Advertisers are competing for the space in front of you in what amounts to an auction.
Business/Economics
17.07.2015
Groundbreaking Stanford economist Masahiko Aoki dies at 77
Stanford economist Masahiko Aoki was a pioneer and leader in the scholarly understanding of the organizational forms involved in economic life.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
16.07.2015
New book by UW's Philip Howard urges democratic values for coming Internet of Things
New book by UW’s Philip Howard urges democratic values for coming Internet of Things
Philip N. Howard is a University of Washington professor of communication who also has appointments in the Information School and the Jackson School of International Studies.
Business/Economics - Computer Science/Telecom
16.07.2015
The unintended consequences of rationality
A century of economic theory assumed that, given their available options, humans would always make rational decisions.
Physics/Materials Science - Business/Economics
15.07.2015
Stanford experts assess Iran nuclear deal
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Hossein Fereydoun, the brother of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif before announcing a historic nuclear agreement to reporters in Vienna, Austria.
Business/Economics
15.07.2015
Toward cheaper water treatment
Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," produces a lot of wastewater. Drilling one well requires millions of gallons of water that's injected into the ground to loosen rocks and release oil.
Business/Economics - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
14.07.2015
Research Team Improves Lithium Air Batteries for Electric Car Industry
A research team from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of California, Berkeley, has found that blending together different types of salts in the electrolytes within lithium air batteries can increase the batteries' capacity while preserving their ability to be recharged. Lithium air batteries will soon be a strong competitor to lithium ion batteries, which currently dominate the battery-run electronics market.
Business/Economics
14.07.2015
Satoru Iwata: why a generation is mourning the loss of Nintendo's CEO
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata's death on July 11 from a bile duct tumor has led to an outpouring of tributes from video game fans around the world on Twitter and other social media channels.
Business/Economics - Arts and Design
14.07.2015
Chemistry - Business/Economics
14.07.2015
'DisrupTech' event to highlight bright ideas from Los Alamos
’DisrupTech’ event to highlight bright ideas from Los Alamos
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Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
14.07.2015
Podcast: Are doctors choosing the best treatment for heart attacks?
Podcast: Are doctors choosing the best treatment for heart attacks? Posted July 14, 2015; 10:00 a.m. by B. Rose Huber, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs When someone has a heart attack, the patient is immediately rushed to the emergency room.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
13.07.2015
China's economy would benefit from market reforms, Stanford scholars say
China’s economy would benefit from market reforms, Stanford scholars say
Stanford experts say that China, now facing an economic dropoff after years of high growth, should open up its economy and reduce its reliance on state-owned enterprises.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
13.07.2015
Wildfires: U of’T expert explains why they're raging in Western Canada and the impact on cities
Wildfires are burning throughout Western Canada this summer, causing the evacuation of communities, the straining of firefighting resources and even the death of one firefighter.
Business/Economics - Literature/Linguistics
13.07.2015
Law/Forensics - Business/Economics
10.07.2015
Puerto Rico seeks bankruptcy protection
FACULTY Q&A After a decade of economic decline, Puerto Rico is suffering a financial crisis and is on the brink of default.
Business/Economics - Computer Science/Telecom
10.07.2015
What buyers want
U.S. retail chains often rely on intuition in choosing which products, from a vast inventory, will sell best at stores across the nation.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
09.07.2015
It's not the next Greece but here's why Puerto Rico's debt is making news
Just when all the economic news seems to be from Greece, Puerto Rico – the fourth-largest island of the Caribbean and a territory of the United States – has made headlines of its own with a staggering public debt of US $72 billion.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Business/Economics
09.07.2015
Future Deployment of Distributed Solar Hinges on Electricity Rate Design
Future Deployment of Distributed Solar Hinges on Electricity Rate Design
Berkeley, CA - Future distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) deployment levels are highly sensitive to retail electricity rate design, according to a newly released report by researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). The study also explores the feedback effects between retail electricity rates and PV deployment, and suggests that increased solar deployment can lead to changes in PV compensation levels that either accelerate or dampen further deployment.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
08.07.2015
NBA’s Ben Gordon signs on to U of’T wearable tech sports coaching startup, Onyx Motion
Onyx Motion is partnering with NBA shooting guard Ben Gordon in a bid to raise the calibre of digital basketball coaching offered by the company's first-of-its-kind-tech, a smartwatch app that offers on-court skills guidance.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
07.07.2015
Expanding state Medicaid stems growth of uncompensated care
ANN ARBOR-On the heels of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld a key part of the Affordable Care Act, new research from the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation offers the first comprehensive look at how well a key part of the ACA-state Medicaid expansions-is working.
Business/Economics
06.07.2015
Poor economic planning at root of Greece's woes, Stanford economist says
Poor economic planning at root of Greece’s woes, Stanford economist says
Professor John B. Taylor says that Greece's best approach to its damaged economy is to radically change its economic policy in a pro-growth direction.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
06.07.2015
Autonomous Taxis Would Deliver Significant Environmental and Economic Benefits
Autonomous Taxis Would Deliver Significant Environmental and Economic Benefits
New Berkeley Lab study finds lower greenhouse gas emissions on per-mile basis for driverless cars deployed as taxis. Imagine a fleet of driverless taxis roaming your city, ready to pick you up and take you to your destination at a moment's notice. While this may seem fantastical, it may be only a matter of time before it becomes reality.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
02.07.2015
Reliefwatch earns $100,000 vote of confidence from UChicago Innovation Fund
The University of Chicago Innovation Fund announced today that it is investing $100,000 in Reliefwatch , a startup currently incubating at the Chicago Innovation Exchange.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
01.07.2015
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
01.07.2015
Abington economist: Expanding overtime pay a win for workers, employers, economy
Lonnie Golden (right), professor of economics at Penn State Abington, thinks the new regulations expanding eligibility for overtime pay will benefit employers as well as employees and the economy as a whole.
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