Kellogg in the News

Chronicle Of Higher Education

Team Science Leaves Many Researchers Lost in the Crowd – 07/06/15
This article discusses Professor Brian Uzzi’s research on how some universities have improved how they evaluate team science, but the fixation on lead authorship as a signifier of intellectual independence remains.

Washington Post

More competition is supposed to help consumers. That might not true with health insurance – 07/06/15

This article quotes Professor Leemore Dafny on how there is evidence from the past that shows premiums rise when insurers consolidate. Prof. Dafny’s research and thought leadership on this topic was also featured in Marketplace Radio, Huffington Post and Chicago Tribune this week.

CNN.com

Fact-checking Donald Trump's immigration comments – 07/03/15
Though many Americans believe newcomers to the country are more likely to commit crimes, research suggests the opposite is true. This article in Reason.com quotes Professor Jörg Spenkuch on how the rate of violent crimes remains essentially unaffected by an increase in immigration.

Marketplace

Aetna announces deal to buy Humana – 07/03/15
This article quotes Professor Leemore Dafny on how consolidation has led to increases in provider prices and health insurance premiums.

The Washington Post

Heavily in debt, Newseum considered risky strategy to improve finances – 07/02/15
This article quotes Professor Thomas Lys on how balloon-payment loans can be risky.

Fortune

How this woman became the first female dean of a top b-school – 07/02/15
This commentary by Dean Sally Blount talks about why it is important for women to take risks in business.

The Washington Post

Surprise! Donald Trump is wrong about immigrants and crime. – 07/02/15
In this article the Washington Post fact-checked Donald Trump’s controversial statements on Mexican immigrants, finding his claims irrefutably wrong. It cites Professor Jörg Spenkuch’s research saying there is essentially no correlation between immigrants and violent crime.

Chicago Tribune

There’s a reason all your favorite products are always being discontinued – 07/01/15
This article cites research by Professor Eric Anderson on how certain customers systematically purchase new products that prove unsuccessful and their early adoption of a new product is a strong signal that a product will fail.

Hartford Courant

Who Will Benefit From Health Insurance Mergers? Not You, The Consumer – 07/01/15
This article quotes Professor Leemore Dafny on how historically insurance premiums go up after mergers in the health sector.

Harvard Business Review

More Reasons Women Need to Negotiate Their Salaries – 06/29/15
This article by Professor Thomas Lys talks about how when women negotiate salaries they may help solve for gender pay inequalities in the workforce.

The Wall Street Journal

DOJ Girds for Strict Review of Any Health-Insurer Mergers – 06/28/15
This article quotes Professor Leemore Dafny on how insurance companies may not pass on to consumers the benefits of any hospital discounts they achieve from health-insurer consolidation.

Economist

Better together? – 06/27/15
Professor Leemore Dafny on how her research shows that consolidation in insurance markets has led to increases in health insurance premiums.

Chicago Tribune

Grateful Dead ticket resale and the death of live music – 06/26/15
This article quotes Professor Maryam Kouchaki on how our understanding of right and wrong is based on emotional decisions rather than rational decisions.

New York Times

Energizing the Green Revolution in Africa – 06/26/15
This article spotlights Kellogg alum Andrew Youn, who co-founded the nonprofit One Acre Fund to assist smallholder farmers in East Africa. The article says organizations like the One Acre Fund, which develop new markets, are vital in transforming agricultural practices.

Marketplace

With Obamacare upheld, health care firms exhale – 06/25/15
This article quotes Professor Leemore Dafny on insurance companies' hopes that being bigger will help them navigate the new waters of health care

New York Times

Can an Algorithm Hire Better Than a Human? – 06/25/15
This article quotes Professor Lauren Rivera on how relying on demographic characteristics to define “good fit” for a company when hiring employees can lead to discrimination.

Poets & Quants

Class of 2015: The Best Executive MBAs – 06/25/15
This article spotlights the 30 most exceptional EMBA graduates from the Class of 2015 who have differentiated themselves from their peers. It features Kellogg EMBA alum Meera Atkins, whose passion for healthcare led her to open her own medical practice. Also published in Fortune.

Fortune

Walmart is better than Starbucks at talking about racism – 06/24/15
This article by Professor Tim Calkins compares two different approaches taken by companies in order to address racism. Walmart has received praise for announcing that it would no longer sell items with the Confederate battle flag, while earlier in the year there was a backlash against Starbucks’ initiative to encourage employees to talk about race with customers.

Bloomberg Business

Investors Riding Health Insurer Deal Wave as ETF Flows Swell – 06/23/15
This article quotes Leemore Dafny on how consolidation among insurers has historically led to higher premiums.

Bloomberg Business

Health Insurers Seen in Merger Race to Win Antitrust Approval – 06/23/15
This article quotes Leemore Dafny on how consolidation among insurers has historically led to higher premiums.