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At right, Nancy Chau, professor of applied economics and management, discusses the balance of power in the labor market. At center, Beta Mannix, the Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Management, and at left, Kate Walsh, MPS ’90, dean of the School of Hotel Administration, look on. Jason Koski/Cornell Brand Communications

Living In An Age Of Inequality: Perspectives From The Business World

News from Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management 

“At a recent panel on business, technology and inequality, moderator Ravi Kanbur posed a simple question: Are we living in an age of rising inequality?

“That prompted a resounding ‘yes’ and a multilayered discussion from Kanbur and four other faculty members from the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. They offered perspectives on business in the age of rising inequality during a discussion March 18 in Warren Hall.

“’Inequality is a dominant issue of our time, no question about it,’ said Kanbur, the T.H. Lee Professor of World Affairs, who organized the event. ‘Our college of business has skills and perspectives that can address this issue directly.’”

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The growing need for the Securities and Exchange Commission to adapt in order to allow for innovation in the field of cryptocurrency was the topic of a talk at Stern School of Business. Jesse Jimenez photo

‘Crypto Mom’: Innovation Is Vital In The Era Of Cryptocurrency

News from NYU Stern School of Business

“Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission Hester Peirce and crypto-journalist Laura Shin conversed about how the SEC is fighting to keep up with cryptocurrency as it continues to evolve at the Stern School of Business on Tuesday.

“’These people are doing things that I personally wouldn’t have the technological capability to do,’ said Peirce, nicknamed ‘Crypto Mom’ for her advocacy for cryptocurrency. ‘But I think it’s a really exciting space.’

The event was held in conjunction with the NYU Stern Blockchain Digital Asset Forum, founded in 2017 and intends to ‘position NYU as a world thought leader in all things blockchain,’ in conjunction with the Stern Executive masters program.”

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“People often encounter coffee-related cues, or think about coffee, without actually ingesting it,” says U of T’s Sam Maglio, an expert on consumer behavior. Photo by Yana Kaz

New Research Finds That Just Seeing Reminders Of Coffee Can Stimulate The Brain

News from the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management 

“Just looking at something that reminds us of coffee can cause our minds to become more alert and attentive, according to a new University of Toronto study.

“’Coffee is one of the most popular beverages and a lot is known about its physical effects,’ said Sam Maglio, an associate professor in the department of management at U of T Scarborough and the Rotman School of Management.

“’Much less is known about its psychological meaning – in other words, how even seeing reminders of it can influence how we think.’”

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Is Public Spending On The Arts Worth The Expense?

News from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

“The economic crisis hit many sectors hard in Europe, including the arts, which ‘is considered by many a non-essential service,’ according to a recent report on public spending on culture in Europe. ‘Thus, since 2008 several countries have drastically eliminated aid policies for the cultural sector and their subsidy plans for cultural institutions.’

“However, as the report notes, while some countries such as Spain and Greece slashed public funding for arts and culture, others, mainly in the north, increased theirs.

“Considering Europe’s strong artistic history but contemporary economic challenges, is public spending on arts worth the expense? Chicago Booth’s Initiative on Global Markets polled its European IGM Economic Experts Panel and found that more economists than not say public spending on the arts creates benefits that exceed the funding amount.”

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As Major League Baseball marks Opening Day, “Fanalytics” guru Mike Lewis delves into data to determine which teams have the most loyal, passionate fans.

Baseball’s Best Fans: Emory Expert Ranks Which Teams Are Winners And Losers With Fans

News from Emory University Goizueta Business School

“Who has the best fans in Major League Baseball? Thursday is Opening Day for the 2019 season, and as players hit the fields, Emory marketing professor Mike Lewis ranks all 30 teams based on the fans in the stands.

“But first, what defines a fan? Or in marketing terms, what are the best brands in baseball?

“Here’s Lewis, a professor in Emory’s Goizueta Business School, explaining his methodology and then ranking the teams, excerpted from his Sports Analytics Research blog.”

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