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Article ID: 707492

Monthly wages are an important step towards economic development

University of Zurich

Across developing economies, most workers and agricultural producers are paid are paid on a daily basis. This has a negative impact on their ability to generate savings for large expenses. Researchers from UZH show dairy farmers and agricultural workers prefer to be paid once at the end of the month, rather then daily, because monthly payments schemes are an efficient tool to increase saving.

Released:
4-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707490

How Private Households Can Stall Economic Growth

University of Bonn

How quickly the economy recovers after an economic shock also depends on the behavior of private households. Using a complex theoretical model, economist Prof. Dr. Christian Bayer from the University of Bonn and his team demonstrated that growing income uncertainty among private households can lead to an economic downturn.

Released:
4-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST

Article ID: 707357

Economic Uncertainty Fueled Fed Hold on Interest Rates

Cornell University

Economic uncertainty fueled Fed hold on interest rates

Released:
31-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707219

Collaborative Video Games Could Increase Office Productivity

Brigham Young University

Move over trust falls and ropes courses, turns out playing video games with coworkers is the real path to better performance at the office.

Released:
29-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 707103

The hidden treasure of digital piracy? It can boost bottom line for manufacturers, retailers

Indiana University

HBO's popular television series "Game of Thrones" returns in April, but millions of fans continue to illegally download the program, giving it the dubious distinction of being the most pirated program. Many may wonder why the TV network hasn't taken a more aggressive approach to combating illegal streaming services and downloaders. Perhaps it is because the benefits to the company outweigh the consequences. Research analysis by faculty in Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and two other schools found that a moderate level of piracy can have a positive impact on the bottom line for both the manufacturer and the retailer -- and not at the expense of consumers.

Released:
28-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST

Article ID: 707079

Language used on credit card websites the hardest to understand

University of East Anglia

New research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) reveals how easy it is for consumers to understand the language used on personal finance websites.

Released:
25-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST

Article ID: 706930

New study establishes link between climate change, conflict, and migration

University of East Anglia

Research involving a University of East Anglia (UEA) academic has established a link between climate change, conflict, and migration for the first time. In recent decades climatic conditions have been blamed for creating political unrest, civil war, and subsequently, waves of migration, but scientific evidence for this is limited.

Released:
23-Jan-2019 12:15 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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