Don't Blame Uncertainty for the Slow Recovery – 12/29/15
Quotes a 2011 op-ed by Professor Scott Baker, who wrote, “The persistence of policy uncertainty wasn’t inevitable. Rather, it reflects deliberate policy decisions, harmful rhetorical attacks on business and ‘millionaires,’ failure to tackle entitlement reforms and fiscal imbalances, and political brinkmanship.” Article also appeared in the Chicago Tribune.
Chief Executive Magazine
2016 Best Companies for Leaders – 12/29/15
Article by Lecturer Dan Weinfurter presents a ranking of public and private companies based on what they are doing to identify and nurture employees three or more levels down from the CEO.
7 Money Resolutions To Make In 2016 – 12/28/15
Article cites a Kellogg study that found that people are more likely to pay down their overall debt when they tackle the smallest balances first because those small “victories” provide motivation.
Poets & Quants
Our Favorite B-School Professors of 2015 – 12/23/15
Article recognizes Professor Craig Garthwaite as one of P&Q’s favorite b-school professors of 2015. “Professor Garthwaite’s class is grounded in taking core economic principles and using them to analyze business decisions that we’re reading about in the Wall Street Journal today and experiencing firsthand in our day to day lives,” one student writes.
Here's The Devastating Way Our College System Fails Poor Kids – 12/17/15
Articles cites research from Professor Lauren Rivera, who found that employers disproportionately prefer graduates from prestigious colleges who have participated in extracurricular activities such as playing lacrosse and squash and who have served in internships — pursuits less likely to have been available to lower-income students.