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Celebrating our Honors Thesis graduates

The honors thesis is a significant undergraduate research project that serves as the culmination of a student’s honors experience. Though the project itself may take on many different forms, the purpose of the thesis is to advance knowledge and understanding and further develop a student’s intellectual, professional and personal growth. During a two-semester research and writing process, students work one-on-one with a faculty [...]

2021-05-06T13:03:33-06:00May 5th, 2021|

Jonathan Brogaard named to Poets & Quants 40 Under 40 Professors

Poets & Quants has named the Eccles School's Jonathan Brogaard to its annual 40 Under 40 Professors list. Brogaard, a professor of Finance, currently teaches Advanced Finance in the Executive MBA program. "I get pretty excited about teaching. It is a lot of fun, and I hope that comes across to the students," Brogaard said. "It is probably corny to say, but the process [...]

2021-05-04T14:46:13-06:00May 4th, 2021|

Credit cards are affecting our brains – and our spending

It has long been known that credit cards encourage spending — but no one knows exactly why. New research from Sachin Banker, assistant professor of Marketing, helps shed some light. “You’re basically feeling more reward when you shop with credit cards,” he said. “We don’t see that with cash. It was actually a very stark difference.” Get the full story in The Wall Street [...]

2021-05-04T14:36:27-06:00May 3rd, 2021|

Passive prose is keeping research from reaching the masses

Ever struggled to understand a scholarly article, and ended up passing it over for citation? Turns out you are not alone. New research shows that abstract, technical, and passive prose keeps important research from reaching the masses. Tianyu Gu, an assistant professor of Marketing and colleagues show that readers struggle to understand this type of writing, and therefore tend to pass it by. Read [...]

2021-05-04T14:32:03-06:00May 3rd, 2021|

Work-life balance sparks viral discussion following British man’s heart attack

A heart attack made Jonathan Frostick re-evaluate his life priorities, and while recovering, the British man wrote a now-viral post on LinkedIn where he vowed to find a better work-life balance. We become so attached to our job identity that we will work long, arduous hours to protect it, Eccles School Professor of Management Glen Kreiner told New York Times. “Sometimes, that’s why it [...]

2021-04-27T13:46:54-06:00April 27th, 2021|

The PPP program could be leaving women of color entrepreneurs behind

Women of color are driving small-business growth during the pandemic. But many are missing out on help such as the Payroll Protection Plan offered by the federal government, despite having applied. “All of us in economics and strategy are predicting an enormous surge in economic activity due to pent-up demand,” said Lyda Bigelow, associate professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at the [...]

2021-04-27T13:38:02-06:00April 27th, 2021|

Students design the future of Granary District in Utah Real Estate Challenge

April 22, 2021  — The Granary District could soon have a new look, if developers bite on one of several proposals put forth by students in the Utah Real Estate Challenge. The Utah Real Estate Challenge (UREC) is an intercollegiate real estate development competition for undergraduate and graduate students throughout the state of Utah. The competition fosters understanding of real estate development by giving [...]

2021-04-29T15:46:38-06:00April 23rd, 2021|

Low-income Americans – especially minorities – are being cheated on property taxes

Members of marginalized communities tend to live in homes that command lower prices due to the accumulated effects of racism, yet their properties are often assessed at inflated values. That's according to research by Troup Howard of the Marriner S. Eccles Institute for Economics and Quantitative Analysis. The New York Times cited Howard's study in a recent op-ed on the inequities of assessing property [...]

2021-04-09T16:36:34-06:00April 9th, 2021|

Is passive investing degrading informational content of markets?

Passive investors are known for being steady. They don't follow every fluctuation in price, or listen to trading floor gossip. That passive approach may be messing up price signals and making business decisions harder, according to research from the Eccles School's Jonathan Brogaard and Matthew Ringgenberg. Discover how in The Atlantic.

2021-04-09T16:33:44-06:00April 9th, 2021|

Utah home to hottest job market in the U.S., according to WSJ

The pandemic has been hard on the labor market, but Utah seems to be bucking that trend, according to new analysis from The Wall Street Journal. Utah had the lowest average unemployment rate and highest number of people working or looking for jobs. “We went into the pandemic well-positioned,” said Natalie Gochnour, associate dean at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. [...]

2021-04-09T11:48:51-06:00April 9th, 2021|