Kellogg in the News

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.

Huffington Post

This Kickass Mechanic Is Smashing Stereotypes Surrounding Women And Cars – 06/23/15
This article quotes Professor Meghan Busse and cites her research on how women are often charged more than men when they are uninformed about car repair.


Anthem confident, but experts see antitrust hurdles to Cigna deal – 06/22/15

This article quotes Professor Leemore Dafny on how insurers don’t compete the way they should and premiums are higher than they should be. She says insurance consolidation is unlikely to lead to lower premiums. Professor Dafny’s research and thought leadership on this topic was also published this week in Bloomberg Business (articles one, two and three), The Economist, Marketplace Radio, Minnesota Public Radio, The New York Times and Wall Street Journal.


Insurance Premiums on ACA Exchanges Could Rise Dramatically Next Year – 06/21/15
This article quotes Professor David Dranove on how requests for large increases in health plans by insurers are not surprising.


How could they? – 06/19/15
Article by Ford Center post-doctoral research fellow Tage Rai explores a new theory for understanding violence.

Associated Press

Brand Tarnished, Cardinals Likely to Avoid Economic Damage – 06/19/15

This article quotes Professor Keith Murnighan on how the Cardinals brand will fare in the face of allegations of hacking into the computer database of an opponent. Article also published in The New York Times, USA Today and the Washington Post.


The Secret To Big Data Analytics Success Comes Down To One Word – 06/19/15
Article says that agility is key to getting an enterprise to the point where it can analyze data and make autonomous decisions at massive scale in real-time. References the “Sentient Enterprise” capability maturity model for analytics that Professor Mohan Sawhney helped to develop.

Poets & Quants

The Top MBAs Name Their Favorite Business School Professors – 06/18/15
Article compiles the favorite b-school professors noted by the students in P&Q’s “Class of 2015 Best-and-Brightest MBAs.” Kellogg student Bruno Valle noted that Professor Harry Kraemer and Professor Jose Liberti left particularly strong impressions during his time at Kellogg.


How Ford CEO Alan Mullaly turned a broken company into the industry’s comeback kid – 06/18/15
Article written by Professor Harry Kraemer examines the successful turnaround of Ford Motor Company under the leadership of then-CEO Alan Mulally, focusing on Mulally’s application of values-based leadership.

Wall Street Journal

Carter Cast: Reflecting Before an Exit – 06/18/15
Article written by Professor Carter Cast says that before contemplating prospectuses, entrepreneurs should step back and reflect on the emotional and psychological aspects of selling — whether through an IPO, to a private equity firm or to other third parties.


Nightly Business Report – 06/16/15
This segment, beginning at the 7-minute mark, interviews Professor Leemore Dafny on how a possible wave of consolidation in the insurance industry may impact consumers’ pockets. Read the transcript here.


These statistics illustrate the persistent class divide at Britain’s elite firms – 06/16/15
Article discusses the findings from a new UK government study which shows that class divides strongly persist in recruiting and hiring. References the similar findings from Professor Lauren Rivera’s research.


The Fight for Obamacare – 06/16/15
Professor Joel Shalowitz is interviewed about what may happen if the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare later this month.


Were you judged fairly at your last job interview? – 06/15/15
This article by Professor Lauren Rivera discusses job discrimination in the 21st century. She says it usually operates through stereotypes that systemically distort how we evaluate job applicants, whether or not we believe these associations to be true.

Poets & Quants

The Business Schools Winning The MBA Student Talent Wars – 06/15/15
Article surveyed 35 MBA admission consultants with the question, “To which schools have you seen your highest quality clients enroll over the years?” Kellogg ranked #6. The full list is here. A shortened version of the article also appeared in Fortune.

Financial Times

'Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs' by Lauren Rivera – 06/14/15
This article reviews Professor Lauren Rivera’s book, Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs. It talks about how top tier firms employ a double filter – first they only consider graduates from prestigious institutions, then they define talent and “fit” in a way that excludes high-performing students from less privileged backgrounds.

Media Post

Brain Research: What’s The Best Length For A Super Bowl Spot? – 06/14/15
This article quotes Professor Moran Cerf on how companies are turning to brain research to learn more about how customers are engaging with their brands and ideas.

Poets & Quants

Most Transparent MBA Admissions: Tuck, HBS, Ross & Fuqua – 06/11/15
This in-depth article ranks business schools on their admissions policies, comparing how well schools get to know their applicants and how transparent they are during the process. Kellogg ranked #3 among the schools that get to know their applicants – the highest ranking for an M7 school in that category.

Crain’s Chicago Business

CPS may get short-term fix, but long-term woes are enormous – 06/10/15
Quotes Professor Don Haider on the idea of recreating the Chicago School Finance Authority, which took over much of CPS' funding for more than a decade in another financial crisis when Jane Byrne was mayor and Jim Edgar the governor.