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Article ID: 2001

Tool Against Compulsive Gambling for Casinos

Purdue University

With a proactive stance on compulsive gambling, the gaming industry is doing what's right for customers and may be winning friends and influencing enemies. One of its efforts is a guide compiled by a Purdue University professor to help the industry deal with those addicted to gambling.

Released:
14-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 1981

Hedging's Wide-Reaching Potential Tax Benefits

University of Rochester Simon Business School

One incentive which drives firms to engage in the complex practice of hedging their investments is the potential to reap tax benefits. A new paper co-authored by a Simon School professor explores and analyzes this aspect of hedging, using a powerful new model of the corporate tax code.

Released:
13-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 1978

Unorthodox Technique Utilizes Economics to Help Teach Operations

University of Rochester Simon Business School

In a new paper, a Simon School operations management professor details his unorthodox use of economic principles in teaching operations strategy to his M.B.A. students.

Released:
13-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 1976

Reseachers Offer Better Approach for Analyzing Discretionary Accruals

University of Rochester Simon Business School

Discretionary accruals may offer managers a means to portray a company's true financial condition, but they can also be manipulated opportunistically to boost a manager's personal performance record. A Simon School research team offers new analysis on the issue, and cautions those who would step too quickly into the camp that cries "foul."

Released:
13-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 1972

Simon School Dean Joins GMAC Board

University of Rochester Simon Business School

Charles I. Plosser, dean of the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester, is one of five graduate business school deans joining the Board of Directors of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)--the global organization of graduate business schools.

Released:
12-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1968

Hopkins Economist Advising Bulgarian Government

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins economist Steve Hanke, one of the world's leading proponents of the currency board form of monetary policy (as opposed to central banking), has been named economic adviser to the recently elected president of economically struggling Bulgaria.

Released:
12-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 1948

Cultural Landscape Historian Leaves UNM Gift

University of New Mexico

The dreams of cultural landscape historian John Brinckerhoff (J.B.) Jackson will live on at the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning through a major bequest recently announced by the Jackson Trust.

Released:
8-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1939

Can Your Paycheck Go Further Without A Raise?

Purdue University

A Purdue University professor sugggests that employers should provide their workers with a little more financial support than just a salary. Flora Williams suspects that financial counseling for workers might help companies improve profitability.

Released:
7-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 1926

Cornell taps Yale prof to lead Johnson Graduate School of Management

Cornell University, Johnson School

Robert J. Swieringa, professor of accounting at Yale's School of Management and a former member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, has been named dean at Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management. Swieringa gained wide visibility and influence in the corporate community through his work with FASB.

Released:
4-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1868

Alternative Fuels Don't Deliver

Colgate University

The federal government pumps more than a billion dollars in subsidies each year into developing cleaner-burning automotive fuels, but we might not be getting much environmental bang for the buck. That's according to research by Kevin N. Rask, associate professor of economics at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY.

Released:
18-Feb-1997 12:00 AM EST

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