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The Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley Partners With Ripple to Accelerate Innovation in Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

The Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley today announced its participation in the University Blockchain Research Initiative, a new program founded by Ripple to support academic research, technical development, and...
4-Jun-2018 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


How Success Breeds Success in the Sciences

A small number of scientists stand at the top of their fields, commanding the lion’s share of research funding, awards, citations, and prestigious academic appointments. Are they better and smarter than their peers—or did they luck out with...
27-Apr-2018 4:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


A Decade After Housing Bust, Mortgage Industry on Shaky Ground, Experts Warn

New regulations on banks fueled a boom in nonbank mortgage companies, a category of independent lenders that are more lightly regulated and more financially fragile than banks. These lenders now originate half of all US home mortgages yet have...
27-Mar-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Want to Clean Up the Environment? Make Credit Easier to Get.

Research by Berkeley Haas Prof. Ross Levine, the Willis H. Booth Chair in Banking and Finance, is the first to show that when lending conditions ease, businesses invest more in projects to cut pollution.
19-Mar-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


When Disaster Doesn't Strike: New Book Explores the Study of Highly Reliable Organizations

A new book edited by researchers at Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management and the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business offers research insights from the study of Highly Reliable Organizations (HROs), a...
27-Feb-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


How The "I Approve" Tagline Boosts Nasty Political Ads

New research co-authored by Berkeley Haas Assoc. Prof. Clayton Critcher finds that adding the required "I approve this message" tagline to negative campaign ads makes them more credible.
21-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

A Handout or a Hand Up?

Do you feel better about giving your uneaten sandwich to a homeless person than handing out cash? New research reveals fundamental truths—and contradictions—about how we choose to help others versus what we'd want for ourselves.
9-Jan-2018 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


In Motivating Innovation, Golden Parachutes May Have Silver Linings

When an executive fails to turn a profit yet still gets a rich payout, it’s certain to raise eyebrows—and possibly trigger a backlash from shareholders wary of corporate excess. Yet in an age when companies must innovate to survive, it may be...
4-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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