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Prof. Janet Yellen, trailblazing former Fed chair, is Biden’s expected Treasury pick

Berkeley Haas Professor Emeritus Janet Yellen, the first woman to have led the Federal Reserve, is expected to take on another trailblazing role as President-elect Joseph Biden’s pick for Treasury secretary.
24-Nov-2020 2:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

Those darn property taxes! Insights from Texas tax protests

Everyone loves to complain that their taxes are too high. Yet few people actually take the time to formally protest them. A recent deep-dive into property tax appeals in Texas offers new insights on what motivates people to protest or accept their...
20-Nov-2020 4:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Faced with competition, companies double down on corporate social responsibility

When faced with increased competition, one might expect companies to pull back from investments in employee safety training, environmental protections, and their local communities—activities that show them to be good corporate citizens, but might...
18-Nov-2020 5:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

Data access restrictions reduce diversity in scientific research, study finds

New technologies have allowed governments and other organizations to collect large, high-quality datasets that can be used in a variety of scientific research, from economics to biology to astronomy. Yet high costs and restrictions can limit both...
18-Nov-2020 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Election polls are 95% confident but only 60% accurate, Berkeley Haas study finds

How confident should you be in election polls? Not nearly as confident as the pollsters claim, according to a new Berkeley Haas study.
26-Oct-2020 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Job stress takes a heavy toll on CEO lifespans, study finds

You can literally see the lines of stress appear on the face of James Donald, CEO of Starbucks, from 2005 to 2008. Before becoming CEO, he more or less looked his age of 50, with dark hair and just the hint of crow’s feet around his eyes.
6-Oct-2020 1:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How narcissistic leaders infect their organizations’ cultures

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? The answer: not the organizations led by narcissists.
5-Oct-2020 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Being a Selfish Jerk Doesn’t Get You Ahead, Research Finds

The evidence is in: Nice guys and gals don’t finish last, and being a selfish jerk doesn’t get you ahead. That’s the clear conclusion from research that tracked disagreeable people—those with selfish, combative, manipulative...
1-Oct-2020 2:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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