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How to ask deeply personal questions, with Eric VanEpps

2021-02-12T17:23:56-07:00February 16th, 2021|

Sex, money, politics ... we've been raised to avoid these topics in polite conversation. But one Eccles School professor, Eric VanEpps, has some new research that sheds light on what turns a regular question into a sensitive one. He recently shared his thoughts with the Freakonomics podcast. Give it a listen.

Statewide mask mandate benefits picking up press mentions

2021-01-11T13:25:05-07:00December 17th, 2020|

New research by several Eccles School faculty is showing up in news articles across the country. The research shows that state-wide mask mandates benefit local economies and provide health benefits. County-or-city-wide mandates do not appear to have the same benefits. Read more about the research in Forbes, The Washington Post, CBS Money Watch, The Chicago Tribune, and the Mississippi Free Press.

Does the middle class get a bad deal from the U.S. tax system?

2021-01-11T13:09:20-07:00December 11th, 2020|

The tax burden on the middle-class is a huge talking point for politicians. But is the burden actually that onerous? New research from Adam Looney and his colleagues shows that many in the middle class get more benefits than they pay in taxes. Read about their findings in The Washington Post.

New study: Statewide mask requirements save lives, livelihoods

2020-11-24T15:48:23-07:00November 24th, 2020|

Researchers at the Marriner S. Eccles Institute for Economics and Quantitative Analysis have found that statewide mask requirements not only reduce the transmission of COVID-19, but they also spur more economic activity, while countywide mask requirements actually depress economic activity. “The thing that really pops out,” said lead research Nathan Seegert, assistant professor of Finance at the Eccles School, “is that statewide mask mandates [...]

The dangerous virus sweeping through businesses – overconfidence

2020-11-17T13:23:00-07:00November 17th, 2020|

COVID-19 isn't the only thing catching in the workplace these days. Turns out, overconfidence also can spread like a virus and is highly contagious, according to research by the Eccles School's Elizabeth Tenney and her co-authors. Learn how to keep yourself safe from falling into the overconfidence trap in Harvard Business Review.

Can the global economy keep up with our rapidly aging population?

2020-09-17T11:07:13-07:00September 17th, 2020|

How does the world pay for things like health care and social security with an increasingly aging population? It's a big question, but the Eccles School's Derek Hoff literally wrote the book on the subject. “The argument is that if you don’t have steadily rising populations you can’t have economic growth, and there is this crisis for social support systems of too many old [...]

‘Dirty jobs’ paper wins Academy of Management Journal Impact Award

2020-09-17T11:03:58-07:00September 17th, 2020|

Congratulations are in order for Glen Kreiner, professor of Management at the Eccles School. His paper “Normalizing dirty work: Managerial tactics for countering occupational taint,” has won the first Impact Award from the Academy of Management Journal. The award recognizes AMJ articles that have the potential to make the greatest impact by answering research questions that are important for society. The award committee considered [...]

Will we ever go back to the office again or is it remote from now on?

2020-09-17T10:59:52-07:00September 17th, 2020|

The benefits of remote working are winning over employees and — surprisingly — managers, making telework one of the bright points of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the experience is largely dependent on the employees' home situation, says Eccles School management researcher Glen Kreiner. “The biggest issues are usually found in differences at the level of the individual. Some people are just not cut out [...]

COVID-19 deaths among Black essential workers linked to racial disparities

2020-09-16T15:30:18-07:00September 16th, 2020|

Study co-authors Tiana Rogers, Ph.D., and Charles Rogers, Ph.D. A new study co-authored by Tiana Rogers, a Program Manager for Sorenson Impact Center’s Data, Policy, and Performance Innovation team, found that Black people disproportionally work in nine essential occupations that increase their exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. “I find it ironic that the people we depend on as essential workers [...]

Government will need to extend support if another shutdown happens

2020-08-05T16:06:01-07:00August 5th, 2020|

It's no secret that COVID-19 has decimated the economy. But the hoped-for V-shaped recovery does not seem to be forthcoming, says Eccles School Finance Professor Jonathan Brogaard. He predicts more defaults and says the government may need to extend support to keep large segments of the economy from failing. Read his full comments in Newsweek.

Black, Latinx residents pay higher property taxes than white counterparts

2020-07-23T11:19:36-07:00July 23rd, 2020|

Is your property tax evaluation racist? Probably so, according to new research from Eccles School economist Troup Howard. He and his co-author Carlos Avenancio-León of Indiana University looked at data from 118 million homes over the course of a decade, and found a huge "assessment gap" that shows Black and Latinx residents pay 10 to 13 percent more than white residents for the same [...]

Do we still need humans on the trading floor?

2020-06-15T09:42:11-07:00June 15th, 2020|

Turns out we might still need humans on trading floors. New research from Eccles School professors Jonathan Brogaard and Matthew Ringgenberg shows that when face-to-face trading became too dangerous in the recent pandemic, "we find that floor traders are important contributors to market quality, even in the age of algorithmic trading. The suspension of floor trading leads to higher effective spreads, volatility, and pricing [...]

Eccles School Professor Jay Barney racks up another major award

2020-06-12T17:03:53-07:00June 12th, 2020|

Congratulations are once again in order for professor Jay Barney, who has received the 2020 Strategic Management Division Outstanding Scholarship Award. He shares the joint award with Margie Peteraf of Dartmouth College. The award will be presented at the upcoming Academy of Management Meeting in Philadelphia. The STR Distinguished Scholarship Award is awarded biannually for a discovery of major importance in strategic management. The [...]

Eccles School faculty member honored with prestigious De la Vega Prize

2020-06-04T18:42:26-07:00June 5th, 2020|

Huge congratulations are in order for Roger Silvers, who has been awarded the prestigious De la Vega Prize from the Federation of European Securities Exchanges. Silvers, an assistant professor of Accounting, received the prize for his paper "Does regulatory cooperation help integrate equity markets?" Here's what the committee had to say: "The paper studies how cooperative arrangements between securities regulators facilitate market integration. Cooperation [...]

Bob Allen elected to American Accounting Association Board of Directors

2020-04-17T11:28:01-07:00April 16th, 2020|

Huge congratulations are in order for Bob Allen, professor of Accounting. He was just elected as the President-Elect of the American Accounting Association. Allen's three-year term will begin at the AAA annual meeting, scheduled for early August in Atlanta. Allen is a mainstay of the Eccles School Accounting department, educating hundreds of students each year. His research has been published widely in peer-reviewed journals, [...]

Op-Ed: Political boundaries give false sense of security in fight against coronavirus

2020-04-16T15:38:42-07:00April 15th, 2020|

It can be easy to look at coronavirus hotspots and think the same won't happen in your state or city, but that sense of security is misleading, say Arul and Himanshu Mishra, David Eccles Professors of Marketing here at the Eccles School. "In effect, people somehow perceive human-drawn borders as physical protection against peril like earthquakes, nuclear catastrophe and fires. We've called this error [...]

The social impact of coronavirus and COVID-19

2020-04-15T16:13:17-07:00April 15th, 2020|

We've been hearing quite a bit about the medical and economic impacts of COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic. But what about its social impact? The data science team at Sorenson Impact Center set out to measure just that, and they have a fascinating look at their findings in Forbes. And be sure to take a look at their interactive data map.

Family caregivers deserve praise and support during COVID-19 crisis

2020-04-10T17:03:35-07:00April 10th, 2020|

Our hospital workers are definitely among the heroes of the COVID-19 crisis, but they are joined by 340,000 Utahns who care for family, friends, and neighbors in their spare time, writes Debra Scammon, Emma Eccles Jones Professor of Marketing, in The Salt Lake Tribune. Scammon and her colleagues Lee Ellington, Robert S. and Beth M. Carter Professor in the College of Nursing and director [...]

Corporate SEC filings key in predicting volatility

2020-02-04T17:13:57-07:00January 24th, 2020|

Investors and analysts trying to forecast the volatility of a company’s stock returns can find crucial insights in publicly available corporate disclosures, according to a new study. Under SEC disclosure requirements, corporate managers report their forecasts of a company’s stock-return volatility over the next few years, as Eccles School professors Atif Ellahie and Xiaoxia Peng note in their paper "Management Forecasts of Volatility." While [...]

New study shedding light on the impact of paid family leave

2019-11-01T09:40:03-07:00October 28th, 2019|

What impact does California's 2004 Paid Family Leave Act have on the gender pay gap? New research from the Eccles School's Elena Patel and her coauthors shows that parents spend more quality time with kids and tend to have fewer children overall, but may miss out on earnings over their child's lifetime. Read more about the study in The Washington Post, The Federalist, Market [...]