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Doing Well and Doing Good

August 10th, 2006

“I’m really making the most of my education,” Alexander Hovani ’06 says about his new job.

Shyam Sunder Named President of the American Accounting Association

August 9th, 2006

New Haven, Conn., August 9, 2006—Shyam Sunder, the James L. Frank Professor of Accounting, Economics and Finance at the Yale School of Management, today begins his term as the 2006-2007 president of the American Accounting Association.

Study Explains Why – and When – People Rely on Intuitions to Make Choices

August 1st, 2006

New Haven, Conn., August 1, 2006—People often rely on their intuitions when making choices – whether they are deciding which sports team to bet on, politician to vote for, or job candidate to hire. A new study published in the August issue of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General explains why people are predisposed to trusting their intuitions even when presented with information that suggests that their intuition may be wrong.

Private Insurance Can Cure Pension Problems: A Commentary by Professor Barry Nalebuff

July 25th, 2006

New Haven, Conn., July 25, 2006 - Defined pension systems are broken says Professor Barry Nalebuff, the Milton Steinbach Professor of Management, but a new type of private insurance could help fix them. Listen to Professor Nalebuff's commentary "Private Insurance Can Cure Pension Problems" from the July 25, 2006 edition of Marketplace.

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld on Ken Lay’s Death, Jack Welch’s Management

July 18th, 2006

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld commented on the death of Ken Lay on CBS, NBC, CNBC, ROB-TV; Time Warner CFO Wayne Pace on CNBC; whether Jack Welch’s management lesson still work today on CNBC; succession at Microsoft on CNBC and

Geert Rouwenhorst: Commodity Futures Outperform Stocks and Bonds

July 18th, 2006

Geert Rouwenhorst research “Facts and Fantasies About Commodities Futures” with Gary Gorton (Wharton) was covered in Hedgeworld Daily News, Barron’s, Dow Jones Commodities Service, MSN.com, Les Echos (France), Le Monde Economie (Franc

Doug Rae’s New Book on Black Panther Murders to be Published in August 2006

July 18th, 2006

Doug Rae’s forthcoming book, Murder in the Model City: The Black Panthers, Yale, and the Redemption of a Killer with Paul Bass, was reviewed in Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly.

Joel Podolny, Jake Thomas, and Jonathan Feinstein Discuss SOM’s New Core Curriculum in The WSJ

July 18th, 2006

Joel Podolny, Jake Thomas, and Jonathan Feinstein discussed SOM's new core curriculum in The Wall Street Journal's M.B.A. Track column. In the article, which focuses on the multidisciplinary nature of the new first-year curriculum, columnist Ron Alsop wrote, "Other schools are taking steps toward a more integrated curriculum, too, but not on the scale of Yale's bold revision."

Sharon Oster Comments on Bill Gates’s Focus on the Gates Foundation

July 18th, 2006

Sharon Oster discussed Bill Gates's decision to quit his day-to-day role at Microsoft in two years to spend more time on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. "A lot of corporate foundations were born in the corporate style, but few have had someone of Gates's stature get involved personally in the execution of their programs," Oster told the Washington Post.

Barry Nalebuff: Hidden Fees Drive Customers Away

July 18th, 2006

In the Boston Globe, Barry Nalebuff commented on hidden fees that companies tack on—a credit card company that offers low annual fees but charges high late fees and interest rates hidden in the fine print, for example.