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Ravi Dhar Explains the Expanding Luxury Market

December 14th, 2005

In the International Herald Tribune, Ravi Dhar commented on luxury goods and how the market for these products has broadened to consumers in a wide range of income levels.

Nation's CEOs Gather to Address How CEO’s Impact Their Companies and to Honor Wilbur Ross Jr.

December 14th, 2005

New Haven, Conn., Dec. 13, 2005—One hundred globally prominent business leaders will gather to discuss how individual character and competence still matter despite complex global systems at the 52nd CEO Summit of The Chief Executive Leadership Institute of the Yale School of Management. The conference, entitled "CEO Impact: Where the Boss Makes a Difference," takes place at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City, December 15-16, 2005. Conference sponsors include: UPS, ArcaEx, Deloitte & Touche LLP, The Thomson Corporation and Russell Reynolds Associates.

New Book by Professors William N. Goetzmann and K. Geert Rouwenhorst Traces 4,000 Years of Financial History

December 8th, 2005

In the new book The Origins of Value: The Financial Innovations That Created Modern Capital Markets (Oxford University Press), Professors William N. Goetzmann and K.

Setting New Year’s Resolutions May Be Counterproductive Study Explains Why Consumers Stray From Goals

December 8th, 2005

New Haven, Conn., December 8, 2005—January 1 is around the corner and New Year's resolutions to save money, lose weight, and stop smoking are being contemplated. A study from the Yale School of Management and the University of Chicago helps explain who will stick to their goals and who will stray.

Deloitte CEO William G. Parrett to Speak on Accounting and Accountability in Leaders Forum Lecture, December 8 at 11:45 a.m.

December 5th, 2005

New Haven, Conn., December 5, 2005—William G. Parrett, CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, will speak as part of the Yale School of Management Leaders Forum on Thursday, December 8, 2005, 11:45 a.m. in the General Motors Room of Horchow Hall, 55 Hillhouse Avenue. The talk is free and open to the public.

8th Annual Yale SOM - Harvard Business School Debate

December 1st, 2005

Since 1998, it has been an annual tradition that the Yale School of Management take on the Harvard Business School (HBS) in a public debate the night before the infamous Yale-Harvard Football game.

Dean Joel Podolny: Observation Skills Help Managers Size Up Their Organizations

December 1st, 2005

Dean Joel Podolny was quoted in a Globe and Mail story on programs that help police and others develop observational skills by viewing art. The Class of 2007 participated in a similar skill-building workshop during orientation this summer.

The Laura Cha (Shi Mei Lun) Scholarship

November 30th, 2005

In February of 2005, Laura Cha, former vice-chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, contributed $700,000 to endow The Laura Cha (Shi Mei Lun) Scholarship at the Yale School of Management.

Geert Rouwenhorst: Commodities Beat Socks and Bonds

November 30th, 2005

Geert Rouwenhorst’s commodities research was cited in the National Business Review. The study found that commodities have a return “similar to stocks and bonds and are a valuable means of diversifying portfolios.”

Matt Spiegel Comments on Market Mega-Mergers

November 30th, 2005

Matt Spiegel commented on the Justice Department’s approval of the acquisition deals of the NYSE and Nasdaq in Reuters News. He said, “It’s too soon to know for sure how this is going to affect the average investor.”