Eccles Research: A new approach to helping market liquidity

A liquid market ensures investors can trade easily and at low cost. When market liquidity dries up, it can contribute to markets crashing, as during the Flash Crash of 2010, when the Dow Jones dropped nearly 1,000 points in a matter of minutes. Recently, Dr. Hank Bessembinder provided an in depth analysis of a potential way for the U.S. stock market to stay liquid: [...]

2015-04-01T14:21:52-06:00April 1st, 2015|

4 ways for women to combat the gender wage gap

In Utah, women make 70 cents for every dollar a man makes. It’s a fact that can be frustrating and disheartening for women in the workforce. But there are ways to combat the gender wage gap, according to Elizabeth Tashjian, associate professor of finance at the David Eccles School of Business. She has looked at the gender wage gap and why it exists. She [...]

2017-12-20T10:08:42-07:00March 11th, 2015|

Eccles research: A new CEO can rock the stock boat

When a new CEO’s at the helm, investors pay attention. Like anyone taking on a new job, there’s a learning curve that person must go through. But when that person is the leader of a publicly traded corporation, the consequences can be immediate and large. Yihui Pan, assistant professor of finance, explores the effects a new CEO can have on a company’s stock in [...]

2017-12-20T10:08:42-07:00March 6th, 2015|

Finance research: Shareholders of non-U.S. firms can vote effectively

Imagine being a shareholder in a company who couldn’t vote to change how that company is run. It’s not something that would likely occur in the United States, but little to no finance research exists on the situation outside the U.S. So, Dr. Karl Lins, finance professor at the David Eccles School of Business, decided to explore the issue. He co-authored the paper “Shareholder [...]

2017-12-20T10:08:43-07:00February 26th, 2015|

Professional development for Utah executives, only 1 day a month for 5 months

There are a lot of managers in the business world, but it takes something more to become a workplace leader. The Eccles School can provide that missing piece with its professional development for Utah executives. The Executive Education office is inviting people in management positions to participate in the Executive Leadership Series, a five-day certificate program held once a month for five months that [...]

2017-12-20T10:08:44-07:00February 17th, 2015|

Want a successful charity? Our research might help

Keith Botner, marketing doctoral candidate at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, is the lead author of the paper “What’s In a Message? The Longitudinal Influence of a Supportive Versus Combative Orientation on the Performance of Nonprofits,” slated to appear in the February print edition of the Journal of Marketing. He shares the highlights of his findings. Listen here and check [...]

2017-12-20T10:08:47-07:00January 14th, 2015|