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Do we still need humans on the trading floor?

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 [...]

2020-06-15T09:42:11-07:00June 15th, 2020|

Eccles School Professor Jay Barney racks up another major award

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 [...]

2020-06-12T17:03:53-07:00June 12th, 2020|

How you can help support Eccles School alumni small businesses

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 [...]

2020-06-05T14:27:43-07:00June 5th, 2020|

Eccles School faculty member honored with prestigious De la Vega Prize

Huge congratulations are in order for Roger Silvers, who has been awarded the prestigious De la Vega Prize from the Federation of European Securities Exchanges. Silvers, an assistant professor of Accounting, received the prize for his paper "Does regulatory cooperation help integrate equity markets?" Here's what the committee had to say: "The paper studies how cooperative arrangements between securities regulators facilitate market integration. Cooperation [...]

2020-06-04T18:42:26-07:00June 5th, 2020|

New project bringing hope to small businesses impacted by COVID-19

The Eccles School is proud to be part of a new initiative that will hopefully act as a Peace Corps for businesses around the state. The Hope Corps is designed to help students who have lost job or internship opportunities due to COVID-19 find work with local companies that need a helping hand. Learn more about the program on CBS News, in The Salt [...]

2020-06-15T09:37:44-07:00May 15th, 2020|

MBC entrepreneur helps students celebrate prom amid COVID-19

Virtual proms have become a huge trend this year, as the raging coronavirus pandemic continues to close schools around the country. Taylor Buckley, a Master of Business Creation student at the Eccles School, is behind an app that is making many of these virtual dance events possible. Check out how the app works at ABC4 Utah and NBC Chicago.

2020-05-06T20:08:59-07:00May 6th, 2020|

MHA students give back, serving food to frontline medical workers

Two David Eccles School of Business second-year Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) students, Kelcie Douglas and Alyse Wells, have spearheaded the Salt Lake City chapter of Frontline Foods. Frontline Foods is a grassroots organization that supports local restaurants impacted by the COVID-19 crisis by feeding workers who are battling on the frontlines. Frontline Foods has partnered with World Central Kitchen, a tax-exempt, registered 501(c)(3) charitable [...]

2020-04-28T15:44:46-07:00April 28th, 2020|