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Newswise: For the first time, Argonne researchers reveal how COVID-19 has transformed communities
Released: 12-May-2021 4:05 PM EDT
For the first time, Argonne researchers reveal how COVID-19 has transformed communities
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne researchers have launched new map-based tools that show how communities held up as COVID-19 spread.

Newswise: Pandemic Has 'Severely Weakened Surgical Innovation Pipeline'
Released: 12-May-2021 3:15 PM EDT
Pandemic Has 'Severely Weakened Surgical Innovation Pipeline'
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

In a new study for the journal Surgical Innovation, Associate Professor Toby Gordon of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School addresses the ways in which COVID-19 has slowed medical innovation.

Released: 12-May-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Gary Gensler To Address Conference on Financial Market Regulation May 13-14, 2021
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

The SEC, Center for Financial Policy at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Lehigh University’s CFS, and the CFA Institute jointly sponsor this event bringing together thought leaders from across academia, government, the financial sector, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Released: 10-May-2021 9:25 AM EDT
Even small bills for health insurance may cause healthy low-income people to drop coverage
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Twenty dollars a month might not seem like a lot to pay for health insurance. But for people getting by on $15,000 a year, it’s enough to make some drop their coverage – especially if they’re healthy. That could keep them from getting preventive or timely care, and could leave their insurance company with a sicker pool of patients than before.

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Released: 7-May-2021 2:15 PM EDT
Scrap for cash before coins
University of Göttingen

How did people living in the Bronze Age manage their finances before money became widespread? Researchers from the Universities of Göttingen and Rome have discovered that bronze scrap found in hoards in Europe circulated as a currency.

Released: 6-May-2021 4:05 PM EDT
“Maryland Business Adapts” to Showcase Best Practices in Global Operations During the Pandemic
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

When COVID-19 halted the global economy, business still carried on across borders. Maryland Smith identified, for a June 3 virtual roundtable, five companies that stand out for weathering the storm to give deep dives into their pivots and practices that proved effective.

Newswise: UA Little Rock receives $325,000 grant from National Endowment for the Humanities
Released: 6-May-2021 2:00 PM EDT
UA Little Rock receives $325,000 grant from National Endowment for the Humanities
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received a $325,043 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to create a rich collection of digitized material integrated into a map-based website that tracks how urban renewal changed the City of Little Rock in the decades following the Central High School desegregation crisis.

Newswise: Tom Stanley: He transformed the way we view wealth
Released: 6-May-2021 12:15 PM EDT
Tom Stanley: He transformed the way we view wealth
University of Georgia

It has been a quarter of a century since Thomas Stanley, who received his doctorate in business administration in 1974 from the University of Georgia, wrote the bestselling book “The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy.” Co-authored with a former student, William D. Danko, the book’s enduring and timeless message was that many wealthy individuals grew rich on an average salary, through hard work, modest spending, careful saving and taking the occasional calculated risk.

Newswise: Researchers Find Association Between Financial Strain Due to COVID-19 and Depression
Released: 6-May-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Researchers Find Association Between Financial Strain Due to COVID-19 and Depression
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Researchers have found an independent association between COVID-19-related income loss and financial strain and depression, according to the latest study from the COVID-19 Resilience Project, run by the Lifespan Brain Institute (LiBI) of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Penn Medicine. This association was found in two separate cohorts – one primarily in the United States and one in Israel – and the depressive symptoms worsened over time in participants who were hit financially, above and beyond pandemic-related anxiety. The findings were published today in the Journal of Affective Disorders.

Newswise: First nanoscale look at a reaction that limits the efficiency of generating clean hydrogen fuel
Released: 5-May-2021 5:05 PM EDT
First nanoscale look at a reaction that limits the efficiency of generating clean hydrogen fuel
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Transitioning to a hydrogen economy will require massive production of cheap, clean hydrogen gas for fuel and chemical feedstocks. New tools allow scientists to zoom in on a catalytic reaction that’s been a bottleneck in efforts to generate hydrogen from water more efficiently.

Released: 3-May-2021 6:20 PM EDT
Biden rights the economic ship, but rough waters could loom in the distance
University of Delaware

Vaccine distribution, stimulus checks and reopenings have helped to revitalize the economy in the face of the pandemic. But challenges remain, including vaccine reluctance, inflation and the capital gains tax, says University of Delaware economist Jim Butkiewicz.

Newswise: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
Released: 30-Apr-2021 4:20 PM EDT
An Idea Whose Time Has Come
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Economic recovery following the pandemic will require an entrepreneurial skill set. Fortunately, the CSU offers inquiring minds a multitude of resources. No wonder CSU alumni are leading the way.

Newswise: Scott Lee, MD, PhD, among group to earn Kenneth J. Arrow Award for health economics research
Released: 30-Apr-2021 2:35 PM EDT
Scott Lee, MD, PhD, among group to earn Kenneth J. Arrow Award for health economics research
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Scott Lee, MD, PhD, MPA, MPhil, assistant professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has received the Kenneth J. Arrow Award for health economics research given by the International Health Economics Association.

Released: 29-Apr-2021 4:45 PM EDT
Expressing variety of emotions earns entrepreneurs funding
Washington State University

Putting on a happy face might not be enough for entrepreneurs to win over potential investors.

Released: 29-Apr-2021 11:00 AM EDT
UTIMCO Makes Multimillion-Dollar Allocation to Texas Business Schools
University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business

The University of Texas/Texas A&M Investment Management Company (UTIMCO) has agreed to invest $15 million to the Texas McCombs Longhorn Fund, now called “Texas McCombs Investment Advisers, LLC,” and The Reveille Fund at Texas A&M Mays Business School.

Newswise: Dendrobium Signatum and Egg Magnolia – Ultimate Extracts for Skincare. Chula Researchers Champion Thai Herbs to Revive the Thai Economy
Released: 29-Apr-2021 8:55 AM EDT
Dendrobium Signatum and Egg Magnolia – Ultimate Extracts for Skincare. Chula Researchers Champion Thai Herbs to Revive the Thai Economy
Chulalongkorn University

Chula Faculty of Science has found new antioxidant and anti-inflammatory substances from Dendrobium signatum and Egg Magnolia extracts and aims to expand on its economic potential as a natural beauty product.

26-Apr-2021 3:10 PM EDT
Does Your Neighborhood Affect Your Stroke Recovery?
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Stroke survivors who live in neighborhoods with lower socioeconomic status—areas with lower household income, education levels and occupational status—may have worse recovery three months after a stroke than people who live in neighborhoods with higher socioeconomic status, according to a study published in the April 28, 2021, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The findings applied to people with moderate to severe strokes, not people with mild strokes.

Released: 28-Apr-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Restricting internet searches causes stock market instability: study
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University

The research by RMIT University looked at the ramifications on the stock market following Google's withdrawal from mainland China in 2010.

Newswise: Legendary licenses
Released: 28-Apr-2021 12:55 PM EDT
Legendary licenses
Sandia National Laboratories

Licensing expert Bob Westervelt, who has worked to transfer Sandia National Laboratories technologies in the medical, solar and hydrogen production fields, received the 2021 Outstanding Technology Transfer Professional Award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium.

Newswise: Large Number of Americans Reported Financial Anxiety and Stress Even Before the Pandemic
28-Apr-2021 9:40 AM EDT
Large Number of Americans Reported Financial Anxiety and Stress Even Before the Pandemic
George Washington University

A substantial number of adults in the United States between the ages of 21 and 62 felt anxiety and stress about their personal finances well before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report published today by the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center at the George Washington University.

Newswise: New reports address COVID-19’s fiscal effects, policy possibilities
Released: 26-Apr-2021 12:50 PM EDT
New reports address COVID-19’s fiscal effects, policy possibilities
University of Illinois at Chicago

From revenue shortfalls to meeting increased demand for public services, the challenges facing government entities require atypical policies to deal with these issues in the COVID-19 era and beyond, according to new reports from the Government Finance Research Center at the University of Illinois Chicago.

Released: 26-Apr-2021 11:35 AM EDT
DHS Center of Excellence Releases Report on Cross-Border E-Commerce
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

The Borders, Trade, and Immigration Institute (BTI), a DHS S&T Center of Excellence (COE) led by the University of Houston, recently released a report on the challenges posed by emerging technologies to cross-border e-commerce.

Newswise: Tulane economist Gary Hoover selected to inaugural Nobel Prize Summit
Released: 22-Apr-2021 3:15 PM EDT
Tulane economist Gary Hoover selected to inaugural Nobel Prize Summit
Tulane University

Gary “Hoov” Hoover, the director of Tulane University’s Murphy Institute and a leading economist on issues of economic policy and its impact on inequality, is among a group of 40 Nobel Prize laureates and global innovators selected for the inaugural Nobel Prize Summit, April 26-28, 2021. Registration for the virtual summit is free and open to the public. Please click here for more information or to register for the event.

Released: 22-Apr-2021 12:10 PM EDT
Study models economic impact of proposed law to regulate high-risk diagnostic tests
Massachusetts General Hospital

Legislation currently under consideration in the U.S. Congress would increase regulatory oversight of certain diagnostic tests, and a new study by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and colleagues from several other institutions demonstrates that its potential impact will depend on key details in the bill's final language.

Newswise: In Calculating the Social Cost of Methane, Equity Matters
20-Apr-2021 2:00 PM EDT
In Calculating the Social Cost of Methane, Equity Matters
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

A new study by a team including researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley reports that the social cost of methane – a greenhouse gas that is 30 times as potent as carbon dioxide in its ability to trap heat – varies by as much as an order of magnitude between industrialized and developing regions of the world.

Released: 20-Apr-2021 3:35 PM EDT
Better marketing for a better world
American Marketing Association (AMA)

Newly published research contained in the Special Issue of the Journal of Marketing features fourteen global author teams focused on the topic of Better Marketing for a Better World.

Released: 20-Apr-2021 1:10 PM EDT
Diversity in ClimateTech program to support diverse founders leading clean tech startups
Cornell University

Cornell University and Chloe Capital launched Diversity in ClimateTech, a new program to recruit, educate, inspire, and support capitalization in Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and women founders developing startups with clean tech innovations.

Newswise: Airbnb Hosts in College Towns Hike up Prices Game Days to Deter Rival Fans
Released: 19-Apr-2021 9:05 PM EDT
Airbnb Hosts in College Towns Hike up Prices Game Days to Deter Rival Fans
University of California San Diego

Airbnb hosts in college towns increase their listing prices much more than hotels when there are home football games against rival teams. Hosts experience a 78 percent reduction in rental income by listing prices too high, according to a new study by the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management.

Released: 19-Apr-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Rutgers’ Eagleton Institute of Politics Launches First Public Database of Scientists in State Politics
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The Science and Politics Initiative at Rutgers’ Eagleton Institute of Politics has launched the first publicly accessible national database of elected state legislators with scientific, engineering and health care training.

Released: 15-Apr-2021 3:55 PM EDT
New paper shows how disease can affect economies for generations
Oxford University Press

A new paper in the Review of Economic Studies indicates that disease can alter the social networks and economic growth of countries for generations, even after the disease itself is eradicated.

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Released: 15-Apr-2021 2:15 PM EDT
CRADAs, licenses lead to billions in economic impact since 2000
Sandia National Laboratories

Cooperative Research and Development Agreements and patent license agreements between Sandia National Laboratories and outside partners led to billions in economic impact, according to a recent study on national economic contributions.

Released: 15-Apr-2021 2:15 PM EDT
Meatpacking plants increased COVID-19 cases in US counties
University of California, Davis

An estimated 334,000 COVID-19 cases are attributable to meatpacking plants, resulting in $11.2 billion in economic damage, according to a new study led by a researcher at the University of California, Davis.

13-Apr-2021 10:30 AM EDT
The Internet Brings People Into Big Cities, New Study Suggests
University of Bristol

The widespread proliferation of the internet and information and communication technologies (ICT) has drawn people into urban centres, according to new research.

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Released: 15-Apr-2021 12:45 PM EDT
UCI Study Finds that California Competes Tax Credit Program Creates Jobs
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., April 15, 2021 — Finally, an economic development tax incentive program that works – that’s the conclusion of an analysis by researchers at the University of California, Irvine. They found that each job incentivized under the California Competes Tax Credit led to more than two additional people working in that location.

Released: 12-Apr-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Husbands Still Seen as the Experts on Their Household’s Finances
Ohio State University

Men were more likely to be the spouse with the most knowledge of a couple’s finances in 2016 than they were in 1992 – especially in wealthy couples, a new study suggests.

Released: 12-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Global Business Forum: The Economy in 2030
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Mauro Guillen discusses his book "2030: How Today's Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything” with Maryland Smith Research Professor Kislaya Prasad in an April 13 virtual event.

Released: 12-Apr-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Child Development Accounts generate assets, parental investments
Washington University in St. Louis

New research from the Center for Social Development at Washington University’s Brown School shows that parents of newborns with Child Development Accounts (CDAs) respond by deepening their commitment to the child’s higher education and their own efforts to save for that education.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 2:30 PM EDT
Rutgers Expert Explains NFT
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Merav Ozair, a FinTech faculty member at Rutgers Business School, explains the crypto-jargon and how NFT could revolutionize certain industries.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 2:20 PM EDT
WHOI and NOAA Release Report on U.S. Socio-economic Effects of Harmful Algal Blooms
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Harmful algal blooms (HABs) occur in all 50 U.S. states and many produce toxins that cause illness or death in humans and commercially important species. However, attempts to place a more exact dollar value on the full range of these impacts often vary widely in their methods and level of detail, which hinders understanding of the scale of their socio-economic effects.

31-Mar-2021 2:45 PM EDT
Health Policy Researchers Propose Filling Health Care Coverage Gap to Help ‘Near Poor’
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

“Near-poor” Americans – people just above the federal poverty level but still well below the average U.S. income – who rely on Medicare for health insurance face high medical bills and may forgo essential health care, according to new research.


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