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.
July 29, 2020 (Salt Lake City, Utah) – Research from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute shows Utah’s relatively young population is contributing to a lower COVID-19 death rate than the nation as a whole. As of July 14, 2020, the CDC COVID Data Tracker reported the Utah and U.S. per-capita death rates as 7.0 and 41.3 per 100,000, respectively, a difference of 34.3. [...]
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 [...]
It's not called Utah HERO for nothing! While working on the Utah Health & Economic Recovery Outreach (HERO) project on June 1, 2020 in Syracuse, Utah, University of Utah student Ethan Edwards encountered an unconscious adult male who was not breathing. Ethan sprung into action, immediately performing CPR on the man until an ambulance crew arrived at the scene. Because of Ethan’s heroic actions, [...]
Let’s face it, job searching is always a little overwhelming. Whether you just graduated from college or are looking to start a new job or career path, it can be stressful to constantly be on the job lookout. And, it adds another layer of stress when the economy takes a downturn, and job posts and industries begin to shrink. But in times of higher [...]
While this year’s Pride Month has looked a little different than in the past, there was still cause to celebrate this June. In a landmark civil right ruling, the Supreme Court voted to protect LGBT people from discrimination in the workplace. This victory was a reminder that we’re headed in the right direction but that there is still work to be done. This [...]
Congress is taking steps and starting to put pressure on China when it comes to complying with oversight on exchanges. Roger Silvers, of our School of Accounting, shared his thoughts on why this action is critical with Barron's opinion page.
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 [...]
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 [...]
While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted businesses of all sizes and industries worldwide, our country’s small businesses have been particularly affected. We’re highlighting some of our alumni-owned small businesses that could benefit from the Eccles School community support during this time. Whether that’s buying their products or services, sharing about their company on social media or utilizing their software for your own job or [...]