Are mutual fund names misleading investors? The Securities and Exchange Commission fears so, and is cracking down. But is that the right move? Finance chair Michael Cooper is torn. See his reasoning in MarketWatch.
What impact does California's 2004 Paid Family Leave Act have on the gender pay gap? New research from the Eccles School's Elena Patel and her coauthors shows that parents spend more quality time with kids and tend to have fewer children overall, but may miss out on earnings over their child's lifetime. Read more about the study in The Washington Post, The Federalist, Market [...]
Happy February everybody! We are kicking off the new month by continuing our #futurealumnifriday series. Have you met Daniel von Wallwitz here at the David Eccles School of Business? Our guess is a solid yes because he is involved in Business Scholars, Beta Alpha Psi, Business Economics Society, and Goff Scholars! He expects to graduate in 2020 with his degree QUAMO. If you [...]
"Companies with publicly traded shares invest proportionately far more than privately held businesses. The difference is particularly stark when comparing spending on research and development," according to an article in Barron's, which cites research by Elena Patel, an assistant professor of Finance at the David Eccles School of Business.
The David Eccles School of Business Master of Science in Finance (MSF) provides the best value for money in the nation, according to new 2018 rankings released by the Financial Times. The ranking further emphasizes the excellent educational experience, low tuition and affordable cost-of-living available at the University of Utah and in Salt Lake City. This is the third consecutive year [...]
Companies typically face two options for cutting costs in a downturn: cut pay or slash jobs. New research from Nathan Seegert and Jason Sandvik here at the David Eccles School of Business, along with their coauthors, shows that lowering headcount is definitely the way to go. Slashing pay tends to lead to top performers vacating their jobs anyway — for the competition. Read more about [...]
The David Eccles School of Business Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have so distinguished themselves in their careers that their achievements are models for present and future students and are leaders in their communities. We are honored to induct this individual to our Hall of Fame and award four people that are making an impact in the fields of entrepreneurship, service to the [...]
You've worked hard to earn your degree and to celebrate at graduation. Check out these five tips to make sure your regalia is on just right so you can look your sharpest on your big day. Congratulations, graduates! 1. Adjust your gown so it rests comfortably on your shoulders and hits below your knees but doesn't pose a tripping hazard. 2. For graduate students, [...]
Students in the David Eccles School of Business Master of Real Estate (MRED) program have again taken the top prize in the annual Utah Real Estate Challenge. Two teams of Eccles School students were competition finalists, along with a team from Utah State University. Finalists are invited to present their development plan to a portion of Utah's commercial real estate community, who then vote [...]
Two influencers and four students at the David Eccles School of Business were recently recognized by the Utah Chapter of the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). Awarded annually, the CCIM Excellence Awards showcase the elite of Utah’s commercial real estate industry, recognize outstanding industry contributors and aim to foster excellence in the overall real estate community. The 2018 awards theme was “Time for Tech.” [...]