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Irrational humans cause issues for Rational Markets Theory

Human behavior can be an odd thing, and it's something that can drastically affect important parts of our lives, including our economy. "Even markets with some rational participants can behave irrationally. Speculation can move prices around for irrational reasons, and rational traders often either can’t or won’t bother to correct them," according to a Bloomberg article that cites the research of Matthew Ringgenberg, associate [...]

2018-04-04T21:13:24-06:00April 4th, 2018|

Uber selling its leasing business to get an advantage over Lyft

Uber's leasing business never really took off, and now the ride-sharing company has sold off that piece of the business in an attempt to become more competitive with rival Lyft. “The large losses they incurred were not unexpected because they don’t have the data to put together a leasing business," Mark Jansen, assistant professor of Finance at the David Eccles School of Business told [...]

2018-02-27T16:53:56-07:00January 2nd, 2018|

What’s in a name? A lot of money, Eccles School research shows

A rose called any other name may smell as sweet, but it's stock might not be worth as much if it's a company. Professor Mike Cooper, the A. Blaine Huntsman Presidential Chair in Finance at the Eccles School, co-wrote a paper that looks at stock-price increases after a name change to reflect a current trend. Cooper's paper looked at adding .com during the tech [...]

2018-02-27T16:50:16-07:00December 22nd, 2017|

MSF Program Maintains Top-20 Ranking in the U.S.

The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business has maintained a top-20 national ranking. For the past two years, the MSF program has notched the No. 20 spot on The Financial Engineering Times’ list of best Master of Finance Rankings. “We are proud to have maintained a top-20 ranking,” said Mark Parker, associate dean [...]

2017-11-03T09:45:45-06:00November 3rd, 2017|

A message of support from Taylor Randall after campus tragedy

Dear David Eccles School of Business Community, By now I’m sure you have seen the communications from the Campus Alert system and President Pershing regarding the tragic events that occurred yesterday evening that resulted in the senseless death of student ChenWei Guo, a U student who was also taking courses at the Eccles School. I want to echo President Pershing’s support for our community and to let [...]

2017-10-31T08:55:49-06:00October 31st, 2017|

Deseret News: Professor Elizabeth Tashjian talks bankruptcy

Finance Professor Elizabeth Tashjian spoke with the Deseret News about bankruptcy filings after Utah company VidAngel filed for Chapter 11. The company censors expletives and other content some viewers find offensive from films and television shows for customers to watch at home. Read the full article in the Deseret News.

2018-02-27T17:01:48-07:00October 24th, 2017|

Marriner S. Eccles Institute covered in local media outlets

The formation of the Marriner S. Eccles Institute for Economics and Quantitative Analysis is making headlines across the state of Utah. The new institute's mission is to push the frontiers of knowledge through academic research and provide University of Utah students access to high-quality education in economics, game theory, and econometric and quantitative analysis. Read more about the news story on KSL, in the Deseret News, [...]

2017-12-20T10:07:28-07:00July 20th, 2017|

Marriner S. Eccles Institute for Economics and Quantitative Analysis formed

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah today announced the establishment of the Marriner S. Eccles Institute for Economics and Quantitative Analysis with the support of a $10 million gift from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation and the Marriner S. Eccles Foundation. The Charles Koch Foundation matched the gift with a $10 million donation for a combined [...]

2018-10-30T12:30:41-06:00July 20th, 2017|