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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|

Adam Looney: The case for targeted student loan debt relief

Student debt relief has become a hot topic in the Biden administration, with many calling for across-the-board forgiveness. But Adam Looney, executive director of the Marriner S. Eccles Institute for Economics and Quantitative Analysis, says a more targeted approach is in order, since much of the debt - 36% - is owed by individuals in the top 20% of income distribution. Read Looney's full [...]

2021-03-23T17:18:30-06:00March 23rd, 2021|

Eccles School’s MBA Online program ranks Top 15 in the world by Financial Times

The MBA Online program at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah has ranked No. 1 in the West, No. 6 in the United States, and No. 13 globally in the 2021 Financial Times Online MBA rankings. This marks the Eccles School’s inaugural showing in the Financial Times ranking of the world’s best online MBA programs. Financial Times draws information [...]

2021-03-22T10:43:23-06:00March 22nd, 2021|

How to ask deeply personal questions, with Eric VanEpps

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.

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