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Research

Columbia Business School in conjunction with the Office of the Dean provides its faculty, PhD students, and other research staff with resources and cutting edge tools and technology to help push the boundaries of business research.

Specifically, our goal is to seamlessly help faculty set up and execute their research programs. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Providing a state-of-the-art high-performance grid computing environment

  • Acquisition of data sets and access to various databases

  • Access to funding and external grants to support research activities

  • Highly skilled staff of part-time research assistants and full-time research coordinators/associates

All these activities help to facilitate and streamline faculty research, and that of the doctoral students working with them.

Columbia Ideas at Work

Trading Up

New research suggests access to high-income export markets could raise productivity and profitability for businesses across the developing world

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Low-Calorie Menus Could Be Making Us Fat

When lighter options are grouped together, diners opt for heavier meals.

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Can't Meet Anyone Online? It's Not All Your Fault.

Seeking a match online? Whether its a new job or a date, fewer choices may lead to better matches.

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To Anchor a Negotiation, Two Points May Be Better Than One

Opening ranges offer negotiators unexpected benefits both in relationships and final settlements

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The High Cost of Climate Uncertainty

Using nearly a century and a half of stock market data, researchers consider individual tolerance for risk to put a more accurate price on carbon and stave off the worst effects of climate change.

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Up in Smoke

As countries around the world roll out climate change policies, carbon divestment moves from moral high ground to financial imperative.

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How Not to Issue an Ebola Quarantine

The nurse in the Ebola quarantine flap is a reminder that it hurts when decisions go against us, but it hurts a lot more when you feel you’ve also been disrespected in the process.

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Printing Money, But Not Pumping It into the Economy

A new look at the money multiplier sheds light on bank behavior in the wake of the recession.

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Want Your Innovation Contest to Work?

New research explores the ideal contest design for spurring innovation.

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