Archive for Winter 2014

Want to Grow Your Retirement Savings? Then Forget About It.

Feature | October 23, 2014

New research shows that the less frequently investors check their portfolios, the better off they are.

Topics: Capital Markets and Investments, Finance | Read Article

When Women Rule, Nations Prosper

Feature | February 21, 2014

Women leaders boost the economies of fractious nations at much higher rates than their male counterparts.

Topics: Leadership, Management, World Business | Read Article

Clocking Out Early in the C-Suite

Feature | February 21, 2014

New research finds that family CEOs put in fewer hours than professional CEOs.

Topics: Leadership, Management | Read Article

Biomedical R&D Today Increases Longevity Tomorrow

Feature | February 21, 2014

New research shows that greater spending on biomedical research reduces future mortality rates.

Topics: Data Analysis, Healthcare, Innovation, Public Policy | Read Article

Driving Productivity

Feature | February 14, 2014

New technology empowers firms — but can leave individuals in the dust.

Topics: Operations, Organizations | Read Article

Save or Be Selfish?

Feature | January 24, 2014

A new model can help economists understand how spouses make financial decisions — and why many couples struggle to save.

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, Decision Science | Read Article

Lessons from Asia in Financial Development

Off The Shelf | January 24, 2014

Hugh Patrick discusses the liberalization of financial systems behind the remarkable economic development of China, Japan, and Korea.

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, Finance, International Business and Finance, World Business | Read Article

Home Team Advantage

Feature | December 30, 2013

For nursing, hyperlocal knowledge and experience are keys to stellar teamwork — delivering better healthcare while shrinking costs.

Topics: Healthcare, Management, Operations, Organizations | Read Article

Do Diverse Teams Work Harder — and Better?

Feature | December 20, 2013

Individuals who view their colleagues as different than themselves focus less on getting along and more on getting to work.

Topics: Decision Science, Leadership, Management, Organizations | Read Article

The Language Tradeoff

Feature | December 18, 2013

New research suggests that when children in immigrant families learn a new language, their parents are less likely to also pick it up.

Topics: Public Policy | Read Article