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.
Auto giant GM recently announced it will phase out gasoline-fueled cars by 2035. But what does that mean for air quality? Professor Glen Schmidt joined ABC4's IN FOCUS to discuss the business impact of the auto maker's announcement. Watch the full discussion here.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
More than 170 students from around the nation shared their brilliant ideas for solving the housing affordability crisis at this year's Ivory Innovations Hack-A-House competition - and they are attracting notice. Read about the competition - and see some of students' proposed solutions - in Forbes.