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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|

Celebrating our Engineering Entrepreneurship Certificate Graduates

In 2017, leaders at the University of Utah College of Engineering and the David Eccles School of Business recognized a vital intersection between engineering and entrepreneurship – which launched the Engineering Entrepreneurship Certificate (EEC). The unique hybrid of business, entrepreneurship, innovation and law courses has proven to be in-demand across both undergraduate and graduate engineering students. Fast forward to 2019, and the first student to [...]

2021-01-11T12:39:08-07:00January 11th, 2021|

Statewide mask mandate benefits picking up press mentions

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.

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

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

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.

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

Ivory Innovations shares six solutions for housing crisis

COVID-19 has intensified the already dire housing crisis in America. The need for innovative solutions for housing affordability and sustainability is greater than ever. Ivory Innovations recently proposed six pathways to make housing more affordable and available in the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

2020-12-03T12:32:21-07:00December 3rd, 2020|

Celebrate Small Business Saturday with some of our alumni!

This year it is more important than ever that we shop small and support our alumni-owned small businesses! With each purchase you make from a small business, you help create a more vibrant community. Check out our 2020 Alumni Small Business Holiday gift guide to get some inspiration for your loved ones and make sure to head over to our @EcclesAlumni Instagram to let [...]

2020-11-30T09:17:55-07:00November 27th, 2020|

The dangerous virus sweeping through businesses – overconfidence

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.

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

We’re thankful for our student and alumni Veterans!

Today we'd like to thank our Veterans for the sacrifices they have made to keep us safe and protect our freedoms. Within the Eccles community, we have students, staff, faculty, and alumni who have served in our nation's military. We are honored to know you and strive to live in a way that reflects our gratitude for all that you have done [...]

2020-11-11T12:02:45-07:00November 11th, 2020|