The International Center for Finance at the Yale School of Management hosted its first Conference on Behavioral Science, November 12-13, 2004. The event, made possible by the Whitebox Advisors Grant for Behavioral Finance, was organized by Nicholas Barberis, Ravi Dhar, William Goetzmann, Robert Shiller, and Christos Cabolis.
New Haven, Conn., February 1, 2005—The Yale School of Management will host a conference and networking forum featuring healthcare industry leaders and members of the Yale health-related community. "Healthcare 2005: A Workshop on Pursuing Effective Business Leadership and Management of Healthcare Enterprises," takes place on Friday, February 4, 2005, from Noon to 5:00 p.m. at the Yale School of Management in New Haven, Conn. All conference sessions are open to members of the press who register in advance.
New Haven, Conn., February 1, 2005—Laura Cha, former vice-chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, has contributed $700,000 to endow The Laura Cha (Shi Mei Lun) Scholarship at the Yale School of Management. This merit-based scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance to MBA students from mainland China who demonstrate financial need. It will be awarded every other year so that one student will get his or her two-year MBA tuition fully covered by this scholarship.
President George W. Bush has promised to make Social Security secure for future generations, but claims not to have decided on the details for doing so. Perhaps not, but the trial balloons are getting pretty thick over the Rose Garden.
New Haven -- When the company that is involved in financing about a quarter of all home mortgages in the United States becomes mired in a $9 billion accounting scandal, Congress can be expected to take notice -- especially if that company, Fannie Mae, is widely seen to be backed by the government.
Professor K. Geert Rouwenhorst's latest research on the origins of mutual funds shows they emerged as early as the second half of the 18th century in The Netherlands, and traces their history from the development of securitization in the 17th century to the invention of depository receipts in the 19th century.
New Haven, Conn., January 25, 2005—Ravi Dhar, professor of marketing at the Yale School of Management and co-director of the Yale Center for Customer Insights, and Klaus Wertenbroch (INSEAD), are the recipients of the prestigious 2005 William F. O'Dell Award for their study "Consumer Choice Between Hedonic and Utilitarian Goods."
Bright Horizons Family Solutions and CarMax, 2 companies founded and headed by Yale SOM alumni, have been named to the prestigious 2005 FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For" list – an annual ranking recognizing employers who go beyond the norm to make their workplaces among the best in the nation.