Chicago Booth

How to Make Sure Deals Close

Investment banker and M&A expert Mark Brady shares lessons learned from the merger of two iconic consumer brands.<p><b>Mark Brady</b><b>, ’91,</b> <i>is the managing</i> …

University of Chicago

Leadership

Forging a Unique Path in Leadership<p>At Booth, we encourage seasoned executives to enhance their leadership abilities by improving the action and …

University of Chicago

You May Be Underestimating How Much People Appreciate A Simple 'Thank You,' Study Shows

" [...] those being thanked didn't really care about exactly how the sentiment was expressed. They were simply thrilled by the gesture."<p>Despite the …

Psychology

Fed will focus on staying in its lane, says former Fed governor

Randy Kroszner, University of Chicago Booth School of Business professor and former Federal Reserve governor, weighs in on President Trump's comments …

University of Chicago

Why Bitcoin and blockchain may stumble

In mid-May, the Bitcoin Gold market suffered what’s known as a 51 percent attack. A market participant with sufficient computing power was able to …

Bitcoin

Are you prone to feeling guilty? Then you're probably more trustworthy, study shows

It turns out your mother was right: guilt is a powerful motivator<p>It turns out your mother was right: guilt is a powerful motivator.<p>New research from …

Psychology

Policy Failure: The Role of “Economics” in AT&T-Time Warner and American Express

<i>The recent</i> AT&T <i>and</i> Amex <i>decisions showcase the pitfalls of considering antitrust cases solely on the basis of economic analysis and may have the</i> …

Net Neutrality

Inquiry. Insight. Impact.

<i>An Information Session Exclusive for Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Members and Friends</i><p>The Chicago Management Institute (CMI) is a powerful, …

Chamber of Commerce

Cambridge Associates recruits Richards for new diversity role

<b>Cambridge Associates</b> has hired <b>Jasmine Richards</b> as senior investment director, manager diversity. Previously, Richards worked at <b>FIS Group</b>, where she …

University of Chicago

Keys to Communication - Rustandy Center | Chicago Booth - Rustandy Center

On Board<p>Attend the On Board Conference to connect with nonprofit and business leaders and learn about key trends in board service. On Board is held …

Business School

Jonathan Dingel

The Determinants of Quality Specialization<p><i>Review of Economic Studies</i>, 2017, 84(4), p.1551–1582<p>Why do high-income countries export high-quality goods: …

Economics

U.S. June Housing Starts, Permits Plunge to Nine-Month Low – Bloomberg

U.S. June Housing Starts, Permits Plunge to Nine-Month Low<p>U.S. June Housing Starts, Permits Plunge to Nine-Month Low<p>U.S. June Housing Starts, Permits …

Housing

Studies Prove That Showing Gratitude With a Simple Card Is More Powerful Than You Think

Think back to the last time you sent out a handwritten thank-you card. In the technologically advanced world we currently live in, this is not a common occurrence. But studies show that the simplest of cards actually have a much more powerful impact on people than we might think. Amit Kumar at the …

University of Chicago

The Impact Of Human Capital On Retirement Savings

<i>By Zvi Bodie</i><p>This week I am participating in a retirement panel at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with key thought leaders from …

Business

How innovation amplifies the benefits of free trade

Free trade is a whipping boy for some politicians of late. US President Donald Trump has pulled out of trade partnerships, Britain has been …

Globalization

Trinity Hunt promotes two to partner

<b>Trinity Hunt Partners</b> has promoted <b>Mike Steindorf</b> and <b>Blake Apel</b> to partner. Steindorf joined the Dallas-based private equity firm in 2005 while Apel …

Investing

Live Chat with Admissions

Wednesday, July 25<p>Noon - 1 PM CST<p>If you are planning to apply in 2018, we invite you to join a live chat with members of the Full-Time MBA Admissions …

College & University

Alumni Event Details

Chicago Booth Alumni Club Summer Social!!!<p>Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago<p>August 15, 2018: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM<p>Come celebrate the summer with the …

Business School

When Wives Earn More Than Husbands, Neither Partner Likes to Admit It

The share of women who earn more than their husbands, while still relatively small, is growing. When women do earn more, both husbands and wives seem uncomfortable — to the point of lying about it.<p>That’s the finding of a new paper from the Census Bureau, which compared what respondents told census …

Feminismus

How to make money on Fed announcements—with less risk

Investors could earn significant short-term gains in US and global stock markets using a simple trading strategy around the US Federal Reserve’s …

Business School

Elizabeth Howe Bradley

<b>Elizabeth Howe Bradley, ’86,</b> got her first real experience in healthcare in ninth grade. Growing up in New Britain, Connecticut, she volunteered as …

Public Health

Booth Alumni Nonprofit Consultants (BANC)

<b>Mission</b><p>Our mission is to leverage pro bono consulting services from Booth alumni to help nonprofits achieve their goals.<p><b>Who We Are</b><p>BANC is a Chicago …

Business School

Nicole Shariat Farb

The Magic of Creativity<p>From English teacher to Goldman Sachs to her successful startup Darby Smart, Nicole Shariat Farb has followed her own path. At …

Education

Researchers Say that If You Don't Eat at Arby's or Applebee's, You're Probably a Liberal

"Conservatives... disproportionately buy Jell-O gelatin desserts and eat at Arby’s.”<p>Can you remember a time when you ever craved a sandwich from Arby’s? Can you name one item—any item—on the Applebee’s menu? Have you recently thrown a box of Little Debbie snack cakes into your shopping cart? If you …

Food

Scott Pinkerton Earns Certified Private Wealth Advisor Designation - Sarasota, FL Patch

<b>SARASOTA COUNTY, FL–</b> Scott Pinkerton, the senior partner for Pinkerton Harkins & Mehserle Private Wealth (Pinkerton Private Wealth), recently earned …

Retirement

The best way to price your single-serve coffee

Coffee makers and single-serve coffee pods are tied goods, companion products whose sales are closely related. A company may sell a coffee maker for …

Business School

Building on Big Ideas

A century ago, USG’s landmark product forever changed how buildings are built. It’s a legacy of innovation that inspires Jennifer Scanlon, ’92—the …

Business School

Bitcoin Looks More Like Gold Than a Currency

In the seven months since Bitcoin’s price peaked, it has fallen by about two-thirds. But it’s still almost three times more valuable than it was a year ago:<p>Volatility Looks Like a Feature<p>Bitcoin price in dollars<p>Source: Bloomberg<p>So what does the future hold for the world’s first and still most …

Cryptocurrency

Economists dismiss central banks’ ability to affect productivity | Financial Times

A recent poll of influential European economists found that not a single one thought central banks could meaningfully boost productivity, in a result …

Labour Party

Economists reject Labour’s 'absurd' plan for Bank of England productivity target

Labour’s plan to give the Bank of England a new target of boosting productivity by 3pc per year has been roundly rejected by economists as “absurd” and “crazy”.<p>A survey of more than 50 academics by Chicago Booth found none who supported the idea.<p>The proposal, from a report launched by shadow …

Business