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MBA for Executives: Program Welcomed Members of Its Charter Class on August 1, 2005

October 19th, 2005

After several years of planning and over a year of preparation, the Leadership in Healthcare MBA program welcomed the members of its charter class on August 1st.

From Walden to Wall Street: Frontiers of Conservation Finance

October 19th, 2005

In the absence of innovation in the field of conservation finance, a daunting funding gap faces conservationists aiming to protect America's system of landscapes that provide sustainable resources, water, wildlife habitat, and recreational amenities.

October 19th, 2005

From Walden to Wall Street: Frontiers of Conservation Finance Edited by James N. Levitt, YC '76, Yale SOM '80 (Island Press, 2005)

License to Shop: Charitable Acts Increase Consumers’ Willingness to Buy Luxury Goods

October 13th, 2005

How much do you really desire a designer handbag or an exclusive watch but feel guilty purchasing it? Maybe you should donate to the United Way or spend a weekend building homes with Habitat for Humanity. According to a new research study, "Licensing Effect in Consumer Choice," consumers who act or feel altruistic are more likely to subsequently splurge on luxury goods.

Yale SOM Students Help Team MBA Raise $90,000 for Cancer Research

October 12th, 2005

October 12, 2005—Nick Brod and James Woody, MBA students from the Class of 2006 at the Yale School of Management, were part of an international team that participated in the recent Bristol-Myers Squibb Tour of Hope. The team of 67 business school cyclists raised nearly $90,000 for the tour, a transcontinental bike ride to support and draw attention to the fight against cancer.

Barry Nalebuff Named “Emerging Thinker” by Optimize Magazine

October 5th, 2005

Barry Nalebuff and Ian Ayres were named “emerging thinkers” by Optimize Magazine.

Will Goetzmann Comments on Endowments’ Hedge Fund Investments

October 5th, 2005

Will Goetzmann commented on hedge fund investing in a Fortune magazine special report on the endowments of Yale and Harvard.

Jeffrey Garten Joins Board of International Rescue Committee

October 5th, 2005

Jeffrey Garten has joined the Board of the International Rescue Committee.

Judy Chevalier Comments on Price Gouging in the New York Times

October 5th, 2005

The higher prices for goods like lumber that have resulted from higher demand can have the benefit of deterring non-essential uses until prices drop again, making more material available for those who need it most.

Ravi Dhar: Charitable Acts Give Consumers License to Shop

October 5th, 2005

Ravi Dhar’s study “The Licensing Effect in Consumer Choice” was featured in the Wise Marketer newsletter, the Middletown Press, the Yale Bulletin, and the Bluefly.com blog.