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Dina Mayzlin and Judy Chevalier Study Online Book Reviews

November 30th, 2005

Dina Mayzlin and Judy Chevalier’s study “The Effect of Word of Mouth on Sales: Online Book Reviews” was featured on Forbes.com, VNU Network, Bookseller.com, Infoworld.com, and in the newsletter of the Category Manage

Jeffrey Garten: 77 Million Retiring Baby Boomers Will Strain the Safety Net

November 30th, 2005

In his latest BusinessWeek column, Jeffrey Garten wrote about America's 77 million baby boomers and the strain they will place on the federal safety net when they begin to retire next year.

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld Speaks at Mexican Stock Exchange

November 30th, 2005

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld gave two addresses at the Mexican Stock Exchange, The Bourse, in Mexico City on November 17. He was also a guest on CNBC where he discussed Peter Drucker with Ron Insana.

Ted Marmor Responds to Medicare Questions on ABC News.com

November 30th, 2005

Ted Marmor participated in an online Q&A about Medicare on ABC News.com. He answered readers’ questions about how to decide which prescription drug program is best.

Owen Lamont’s Research Cited in The New York Times

November 30th, 2005

A Journal of Financial Economics research study by Owen Lamont was cited in a New York Times “Strategies” column about the value of conglomerates and why some, like Cendant, decide to diversify so widely.

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.”

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.”

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.

Word of Mouth Study Finds Customer Reviews at Amazon, BN.com Influence Book Sales

November 15th, 2005

The study "The Effect of Word of Mouth on Sales: Online Book Reviews" by professors Judith Chevalier and Dina Mayzlin examines the effect of consumer reviews on book sales at Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com and finds that this community content does have an impact on what consumers buy.

Yale SOM Net Impact Club Wins 2005 Chapter of the Year Award

November 15th, 2005

New Haven, Conn., November 15, 2005—The Yale School of Management Net Impact Club took home the Chapter of the Year Award at the Net Impact 2005 Conference held November 10-13 in Palo Alto, CA. Of the more than 100 Net Impact chapters around the world, Yale SOM was recognized for its "excellent, innovative, and outstanding social impact."