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How True Is Conventional Wisdom About Price Volatility of Tech Metals?

Preliminary research by the Colorado School of Mines (Mines) and funded by the Critical Materials Institute (CMI) suggests that conventional wisdom about the high price volatility of by-product metals and minerals is generally true, but with several caveats.

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Study Ranks Environmental Performance of Oil/Gas Companies

A Pennsylvania professor has created a formula to rank the nation's oil and gas companies based on their environmental impact.

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Paper: Homeownership a 'Dream Deferred' for Millennial Generation

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For previous generations of Americans, homeownership was seen as one of the final rites of passage into adulthood and financial independence.

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The Big Dig: A Global Software Solution for Road, Water and Sewer Repairs

In a paper recently published in the Journal of Construction Engineering Management, researchers describe an innovative method of tracking the many issues involved with the repair and renewal of road, water and sewer networks.

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Venezuelan Economy Facing the Perfect Storm

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Business Education With a Twist: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Business Students Gain Marketplace Success

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Graduates of the business school at Rensselaer, the Lally School of Management, are in strong demand.

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A First Time for Everything: Thoughts on Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf's Upcoming Budget Address

Political blogger covers the ongoing Pennsylvania budget saga in this edition of Weekly Capitol Update Blog.

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UGA Experts Predict a Better Georgia Economy in 2016, but Slower Job Growth

Atlanta, Ga. - While Georgia's economy will grow faster than the nation's next year, the pace of job growth in the Peach State will slow, according to the Georgia Economic Outlook report by the University of Georgia Terry College of Business. Speaking at the Georgia Economic Outlook series kickoff event in Atlanta, Terry College Dean Benjamin C.

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United Not Divided: Economic Inequality and the Opportunity Gap

United not Divided: Economic Inequality and Opportunity Gap” is a two-day public forum where scholars, community leaders, policy makers, students and the general public will discuss issues of economic inequality and the opportunity gap with the goal of exploring ways to mitigate their negative impacts on the social, cultural and political fabric of the nation. The second day is devoted to discussions on Baltimore and its efforts to transform low-opportunity neighborhoods.The forum will take place at the Marriot Inner Harbor at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Md., on March 30-31. The

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CWRU School of Law to Offer New Executive Master’s Degree in Financial Integrity

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Case Western Reserve University School of Law is adding a new executive master’s degree program in financial integrity, inspired by increasing demand by financial institutions and government agencies for anti-money laundering experts. The new program will be the first offered in this field by a major research university.

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Expert Can Comment on Ferro's Purchase of Tribune Publishing Stock

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Money and Influence in 2016 Presidential Campaign Tracked by New Index at Chicago Booth

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As the 2016 presidential campaign attracts more money and bigger political donations than any campaign in U.S. history, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business has created a financial index to capture the influence that corporations and special interest groups have on politics and the economy. The Campaign Financing Capture Index measures the concentration of campaign funding in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The index ranks the concentration of funding for each candidate with an eye toward predicting how political donations could influence policy decisions under a new president.

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New Kelley School Study Finds Psychological Toll of Madoff Fraud Case Went Far Beyond the Victims

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In a new paper, an Indiana University professor and two co-authors study where Bernie Madoff’s fraud case left its deepest impact and on whom — not just among his direct victims, but also on how others viewed the trustworthiness of financial markets.

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New Report: Most Uninsured Texans Say Cost of Health Insurance Too High

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Almost 70 percent of uninsured Texans said the high cost of health insurance is the reason they remain uninsured, according to a new report released Jan. 28 by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF). The report found less than 20 percent of uninsured Texans said they simply don’t want health insurance.

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UVA Darden Comes to D.C. Area — Expanding Reach of Executive MBA Program

UVA Darden comes to the Washington, D.C. area, expanding the reach of its Executive MBA program

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Exploring Gambles Reveals Foundational Difficulty Behind Economic Theory (and a Solution!)

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Ole Peters and Murray Gell-Mann asked: Might there be a foundational difficulty underlying our current economic theory? Is there some hidden assumption, possibly centuries old, behind not one but many of the current scientific problems in economic theory? Such a foundational problem could have far-reaching practical consequences because economic theory informs economic policy. As they report in Chaos, the story that emerged is a fascinating example of how human understanding evolves, sticks, unsticks, and branches.

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How Student Debt Impacts the Racial Wealth Gap

With an increasing number of young Americans accumulating student debt as they strive for a higher degree and a more secure economic future, their growing financial burden has been highlighted by the media and lawmakers. However, current policy conversations have failed to address the racial disparities that exist in student borrowing and how student debt impacts the racial wealth gap among young households.

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High Corporate Taxes Incentivize Corporate Debt

Multinational American companies with significant operations in countries with low corporate taxes take on less debt than companies that face higher taxes, according to a new study from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. The finding helps to solve an academic mystery: A link between higher corporate taxes and debt levels is predicted by economic theory, but some recent studies have either failed to find such a connection or found it to be weaker than expected.

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B-Line Medical Launches Two New Products

B-Line Medical®, an industry leader in video-driven healthcare education and outcome improvement, is excited to announce the launch of two new products, DebriefCast™ and SimCapture Node™.

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Overtime and Adding Options Led to Auto Recalls Costing $167 Million Over Seven Years, Study Finds

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A study of North American auto production over a seven-year period finds that using overtime and increasing the number of factory-installed options are positively associated with manufacturing-related recalls. The study, accepted for publication in the journal Management Science, found that the economic cost of extremely high factory utilization -- operating near or at overtime levels -- translates into a recall cost of $167 million over seven years.